i felt like i had been brainwashed

"I went to Hebrew and Sunday school until I was 16 years old. I didn't learn about or realize the extent of the Occupation until I left my hometown and moved the Canada for college. I grew up thinking that dishonoring or questioning Israel was a terrible thing to do and that it meant you were a "bad Jew". I was even taught that people advocating for Palestine were "too radical" and therefore not trustworthy. In Canada, everyone that I met seemed to have a basic understanding of the Occupation. I felt like I had been brainwashed and lied to by the people I trusted." -NFTY alum

NFTYSophie Trauberman