26.02.2011 22.Adar l, 5771
J Street goes it alone with Israel program for American youth
Taglit-Birthright, who bring Diaspora Jews who have never been to Israel on an organized trip on free 10-day trips, refused to allow a trip organized by J Street.
After Taglit-Birthright Israel refused to allow a trip organized by J Street, the dovish Israel advocay group's student division J Street U is currently planning its own Israel trip for American youths.
"We will meet with politicians, journalists, lawyers, advocates and activists all over Israel, representing various different political perspectives," J Street U director Daniel May told Anglo File this week. "We'll take students to the territories to meet with Palestinians working with issues of peace and social justice and democracy. We hope to provide a pluralistic perspective on the issues of democracy and peace from a number of different voices within Israel and the Palestinian territories."…