The Birthright Israel Foundation was established in 1999 by Jewish philanthropists to provide young Jewish adults with a free guided tour of Israel. Birthright’s mission is to motivate young Jewish adults to form a strong bond with both Israel and their Jewish heritage. Birthright’s 35,000 donors have given this opportunity to 650,000 young Jewish adults.
A few American college campuses appear to have become hostile environments for pro-Israel students. On these campuses “progressive” student organizations which demand equal rights for all minorities exclude Jewish groups because they enjoy “Jewish privilege” and support Israel.