On a Taglit-Birthright tour through Israel| December 22, 2010
In July, activist Rachel Marcuse spent 10 days in Israel as part of the Taglit-Birthright program -- a fully sponsored trip for young North American Jews to learn more about the country. She went to bear witness and ask questions about the Israeli state's treatment of Palestinians, and to learn about other complex issues in Israel today.
After the program, she spent another 10 days elsewhere in Israel and the West Bank of Palestine talking to Israeli Jews, Arab Israelis, international activists, and Palestinians. Rachel Marcuse wrote about the trip for the progressive website, rabble.ca. She speaks about her experiences and reads excerpts from the series she wrote for rabble.