The Birthright Project brings young Jews from the Diaspora to two weeks free vacation in Israel. The pic shows them in the Dead Sea. A study finds that
...the interaction of tour participants with one another is discouraging: Like all American teenagers, American Jewish teenagers tend to be ignorant about the world and saturated with pop culture, they call the intifada - “the enchilada.” Birthright do not indoctrinate because the teenagers aren’t paying attention - they are more interested in sex and drinking than in politics and religion. The program is practically designed to encourage hooking up among the participants. No wonder it has earned the nickname “Birthrate Israel”— which is, come to think of it, not a bad description of the program’s ultimate goal.The son of a friend in Hungary arrived with the program and I invited him to spend a weekend with us and gave him a personal VIP tour. He enjoyed so much the company that he moved to Israel. My idea was to "hook" him to one of my daughters, because he is from a very good family, has a Ph.D. and looks extremely well. When I applied pressure to make him invite her to go out, his face turned grey and disgusted, as if he was going to vomit. He bacame a very happy member of Jerusalem homosexual community and mails me pictures of picnics and demonstrations. This nice Jewish boy will not increase Israel's birthrate.