Birthright Israel

Birthright Israel marks 20 years of work forging bonds between Diaspora Jews and Israel

Birthright Israel marks 20 years of work forging bonds between Diaspora Jews and Israel

Taglit-Birthright Israel, which has brought 650,000 young Diaspora Jews to visit Israel, celebrates 20 years with event at Tel Aviv U.Yoni Kempinski, 1/8/2020, 2:50 PM
'Birthright Israel is under attack'

'Birthright Israel is under attack'

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach says Birthright Israel is being threatened by leftist groups. “There are groups trying to disrupt the trips."Tal Polon, 8/28/2019, 5:23 PM
Jewish wrestler wins WWE championship

Jewish wrestler wins WWE championship

Birthright Israel alum Drew Gulak, known as 'the Philadelphia stretcher', wins World Wrestling Entertainment cruiser-weight championship.Marcy Oster, JTA, 6/25/2019, 9:44 AM
IfNotNow activists arrested protesting outside Birthright

IfNotNow activists arrested protesting outside Birthright

Anti-Israel group demands that Birthright 'confront the crisis of Occupation' on its tours of Israel.Ben Sales, JTA, 4/7/2019, 8:40 AM
J Street launches Birthright-style alternative trip to Israel

J Street launches Birthright-style alternative trip to Israel

J Street launches alternative youth trips to Israel, based on Birthright model. Trips will include meetings with Palestinian Arab activists.Ben Sales, JTA, 3/14/2019, 8:08 AM
Places to visit in Israel in 2019 - if you really want to learn

Places to visit in Israel in 2019 - if you really want to learn

Don't give in to the Israel-bashers who want you to criticize Birthright and hear the so-called "Palestinian point of view" when you know almost nothing about the Jewish struggle to establish a state. Moshe Phillips, 1/10/2019, 10:33 PM
Birthright co-founder: Don't criticize Israel on our nickel

Birthright co-founder: Don't criticize Israel on our nickel

Birthright Israel co-founder Charles Bronfman says young Jews are free to criticize Israel, but not while enjoying a free trip.JTA and Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/9/2018, 4:05 AM
Did Birthright give in to terrorism?

Did Birthright give in to terrorism?

Taglit-Birthright orders participants to stay away from south during tense period of arson and rocket attacks.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/18/2018, 6:02 PM
Jewish girls ditch Birthright trip, join far-left group

Jewish girls ditch Birthright trip, join far-left group

Five American Jewish women leave Birthright trip, link up with far-left NGO in protest of IDF defense of Gaza border and 'occupation'.David Rosenberg, 6/28/2018, 9:04 PM
'Birthright Israel is a life-changing experience for so many'

'Birthright Israel is a life-changing experience for so many'

PM Netanyahu sends recorded greeting for Birthright Israel's mega event, thanks participants and supporters around the globe.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/28/2018, 2:10 PM
Birthright founder gives middle finger to anti-Israel protesters

Birthright founder gives middle finger to anti-Israel protesters

Watch: Michael Steinhardt, co-founder and major donor to Birthright Israel, gives silent response to anti-Israel protesters in NY.JTA, 4/17/2018, 7:44 AM
'Israel - where a new immigrant became Defense Minister'

'Israel - where a new immigrant became Defense Minister'

Defense Minister Liberman talks to 1000 Russian-speaking Jews from around the world celebrating 70 years since Israel’s independence.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/7/2018, 12:09 PM
Reform Movement dumped from Birthright Israel

Reform Movement dumped from Birthright Israel

As number of participants falls, Reform Movement removed from list of trip providers for popular Birthright Israel's free 10-day tours.David Rosenberg, 11/28/2017, 10:51 PM
Left-wing NGO to American Jews: Israel is not your birthright

Left-wing NGO to American Jews: Israel is not your birthright

Far-left 'Jewish Voice for Peace' declares war on Birthright program bringing young Diaspora Jews to Israel.David Rosenberg, 9/7/2017, 7:13 PM
'Birthright Israel one of the few totally selfless things'

'Birthright Israel one of the few totally selfless things'

After more than 17 years and nearly 600,000 participants, Birthright Israel's contributions to be recognized at torch-lighting ceremony.Hezki Baruch, 4/30/2017, 10:49 PM
Liberman: 'You can accomplish anything you set your mind to'

Liberman: 'You can accomplish anything you set your mind to'

Liberman attends Russian Birthright event, tells participants he's 'excited' they came to visit.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/8/2017, 11:03 AM
Jewish boxer has second bar mitzvah on Masada

Jewish boxer has second bar mitzvah on Masada

Grandson of Holocaust survivor 'brought people to tears' with second bar mitzvah on historic Israeli site.JTA, 8/23/2016, 9:40 PM
3 Chabad Rabbis Have Led 100 Birthright Trips

3 Chabad Rabbis Have Led 100 Birthright Trips

The US-based rabbis, who are all in their 50’s, have led 28, 32, and 40+ Mayanot Birthright trips since 1999.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/1/2015, 7:01 PM
Birthright Israel Alumni Lobby Against Iran Deal

Birthright Israel Alumni Lobby Against Iran Deal

Alumni Community of Taglit emails listserv urging all alumni to 'stand with Israel' and contact legislators to reject the Iran nuclear deal.Cynthia Blank, 7/16/2015, 10:46 AM
German Birthright Fights amid Anti-Semitism Storm

German Birthright Fights amid Anti-Semitism Storm

Over Passover, 40 young German Jews came to Israel for the Seder, a product of one of the most successful programs in Europe.Gedalyah Reback, 4/15/2015, 2:07 PM