(Campus Reform) A pro-Palestinian student group protested Friday the University of California, Berkeley’s Hillel chapter in an attempt to get the group to stop going on Birthright Israel trips, claiming that the trips do not address issues surrounding alleged oppression of Palestinians.
Specifically, students from IfNotNow, a group of Jewish Americans trying to achieve the "end of the community’s support for the occupation,” took issue with the Birthright Israel trips not talking about the Israeli occupation of Palestine, which they call a “moral disaster,” according to The Daily Cal. The students wore red shirts with the message "Birthright and Hillel: It's time to part."
“We believe the occupation is a humanitarian crisis and a moral disaster,” UC Berkeley student and IfNotNow member Iris Morrell told the Daily Cal.
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