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Birthright trips to Israel for Jewish youth canceled due to Israel's new quarantine requirements

Taglit Birthright participants ride camels during their stay at the Mamshit Bedoin tents in the Negev desert. Birthright is a philanthropic effort spearheaded by billionaires Charles and Edgar Bronfman to give every Jewish child in the world a free trip to Israel ages 18-26 marking a turning point in relations between Israel and Jews in the Diaspora. Photo by Melanie Fidler /Flash90

Birthright, a non-profit organization that offers free trips to Israel for young Jewish adults between the ages of 18 and 32, has canceled its 42 trips planned for this summer due to the Israeli government's new seven-day quarantine requirement for all incoming travelers.

“We anticipate that the seven-day quarantine rule will be temporary, and we look forward to resuming trips as soon as possible,” said a Birthright spokesman according to a report by Haaretz.

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