This summer, some L.A. locals with Jewish American activist group IfNotNow walked off their Birthright buses to protest the program's perceived silence on Israel's occupation of Palestinian lands — and to hear directly from Palestinians.
The Birthright protests and rise of IfNotNow highlight a generational shift in the American Jewish community, with social justice-driven millennials criticizing Israel's policies in ways their parents and grandparents mostly haven't.
Trying to "disrupt the dialogue," these young organizers are calling out the Jewish institutions that raised them — Jewish day schools, summer camps, youth groups and Birthright Israel.
Today on AirTalk, we look at how different generations of Jewish Americans view the Birthright Israel program.
Read the rest of Aaron’s story here.