Photo by Kali HarperA couple of weeks ago, I blogged about a disturbing visit by Australian kids on the Birthright program to Hebron, where they were fed extremist propaganda,in contravention of Birthright’s own rules about visiting the occupied territories (and what gives a ‘birthright’ to Australian citizens over that of local Palestinians?)
I left phone and email messages for the Australian Union of Jewish Students who run the program to get some clarifications. True to form, no one got back to me.
Max Blumental has a good blog on the culture of Birthright and his encounter with them and the Israeli Army at ‘of the lookout points Israelis used as picnic grounds during Operation Cast Lead’.
Thus is cultivated the non-solution.