Previous applicants can begin their registration on Monday, February 14th at Noon EST and general registration begins on Tuesday, February 15th at 10 am. The Birthright Israel web site is full of information meant to help you prepare for and make the most out of your trip. Consequently, as a public service, I put together this little guide to educate the next cohort of Birthright participants about the ways of ahava love on their trip. And yet, in many ways Israel often acts like a third world banana republic. International trademark and copyright laws are rarely enforced.