CAMERA has had an enormous impact on my past two years in college, my current occupation, and my future career goals. As a Christian, Israel had always been important to me because of my faith. After I traveled to Israel for a study abroad course, I was even more passionate about Israel but did not know how to utilize my strong interest. One month after returning to the United States, I heard about CAMERA. The Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA) allowed me to turn my passion into action, spreading the pro-Israel movement to my campus for the first time.
I had never heard of Israel advocacy before applying for a Fellowship with CAMERA. CAMERA equipped me with excellent training, giving me the opportunity to learn how to be an effective advocate, even though I did not have any prior knowledge or experience. I have remained involved in pro-Israel politics ever since the fellowship.
I traveled to Israel twice more, started a pro-Israel organization on my campus, and accepted a temporary full time position with a pro-Israel organization in Washington DC. I hope to continue to work for a pro-Israel organization after my temporary position concludes. One thing is for sure, I will always remain involved in pro-Israel politics and will be grateful to CAMERA for all of the doors it has opened for me.
Contributed by former CAMERA Fellow Meredith Moline
Meredith Moline was a 2011-2012 Fellow at Cederville University and currently works as an Early Engagement Deputy at The American Israel Public Affairs Committee.