At 15-years-old, I found myself crawling through the desert in a combat simulation, part of a weeklong military training program during my six-week United Synagogue Youth teen tour in Israel.
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We love to tell young people how we think they should express their Jewishness, but rarely do we stop long enough to really, truly learn what drives and inspires them.
The government of Israel will need to do much more to make Arab Israelis believe that the country sees them as full citizens. American Jews would do well to give this issue more attention.
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