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Review for Kids4Peace International, Washington, DC, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

BEWARE: This is a political incubator camp working to mold gullible and impressionable children into radical leftist ideology and activism, under the premise of interfaith peacemaking specifically targeting the charged geopolitical Israeli-Palestinian war. The counselors are not knowledgeable about the Middle East or religion. They claim to accept differing viewpoints - they do not. The staff expects no pushback and finds it easy to boss around 11 year olds. The curriculum developer has a highly bigoted and hostile agenda (national delegitimization, academic & cultural boycotts, antizionist lobbying tactics, etc). The Directors only want a cushy feel-good job, refuse to answer any inquiries that question their contentious practices, and have no ability to handle confrontation or resolve real conflicts from actual adults, much less teach children how to do so. Perhaps they don’t expect their staff and program to be thoroughly scrutinized and vetted, which when doing so would surprise and concern many. Most parents are indifferent and simply want to take advantage of a low cost camp that provides an overseas trip and looks nice on a college resume. The Board is comprised of random people who do not reflect a diversity of input. USAid (distributed from American tax dollars) already heavily funds the main Jerusalem program, so better to look at other worthy causes where your dollar will go further.

Role:  General Member of the Public