"We were simply not taught directly about the occupation. It was never called an occupation. At my Jewish school, they did start to touch on it in the higher grades, but it was a very vague, veiled subject, and fiercely defended. All we knew was that whatever was going on in Israel was justified because of the holocaust. Period. We were expected to love Israel and never question it's existence, or the means used to maintain it's existence. I remember first realizing what was really happening in about 10th grade, bringing it up to older family members and teachers and realizing that these people were either completely on board with what was happening, or they were deeply misinformed, and seemingly okay with staying that way. I was deeply horrified and have distanced myself from the Jewish world ever since that time." -Pluralistic Jewish day school alumni