On May 8, 2014, Sgt. Benjamin Anthony was brought to speak at the UC Berkeley by Tikvah and our CAMERA Fellow. Many of the participants were part of Tikvah, but other students from Christians United for Israel also attended. There were many who, at first, thought they did not have enough time to stay for the whole event, but due to Sgt. Anthony’s inspiring message, everyone stayed until the end. In addition, many attendees said that hearing Sgt. Anthony speak was their favorite and what they thought was the best event of the year that Tikvah had put on.
CAMERA Fellow Alana Corre, who organized the event, remarked, “What made this event so special was how humble and passionate [Sgt.] Benjamin Anthony was.” He was open to answering personal questions, and was very honest with his answers on such broad questions as what he thought the biggest problem facing Israel is. He also explained, regarding issues he wasn’t familiar with, that he was interested in learning more about those issues.
Contributed by CAMERA Intern Eli Cohn