ReturnTheBirthright pic. Birthright trips allow Jewish young people aged 18 to 32 to travel to Israel for free, while Israel does not allow Palestinians to return to their ancestral lands. Wrapped in personalized tallesim Jewish prayer shawls and demonstrating with song and a symbolic returning of Birthright plane tickets, the college students protested in solidarity with the tens of thousands of Palestinians in Gaza carrying out the historic GreatReturnMarch, honoring their popular resistance and mourning the 32 Palestinians shot and killed by Israeli forces. The names of Palestinian villages destroyed 70 years ago, and of the 32 protesters in Gaza killed in the past three weeks were read out loud. Return the Birthright is a grassroots campaign led by Jewish college students and young Jews across North America, supported by Jewish Voice for Peace and Independent Jewish Voices, calling on young Jews to boycott Birthright and to support the right of Palestinian refugees to return to their homes.
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