Wednesday, January 26, 2005

The paradoxes of Zionism

Via JeW*SCHooL, a report from Ha'aretz that young leftist diaspora jews are using Birthright Israel to get to Israel to get active in the pro-Palestinian International Solidarity Movement (ISM).
In the meantime, both Max and Jessica admit that the birthright experience affected them deeply - even if it wasn't what birthright officials may have hoped for. Max, for one, says he saw the soldiers as human beings, not simply as "symbols of militarization and occupation" as he had viewed them before. And Jessica says that she developed a "greater sympathy for Jewish nationalism."

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