The CAMERA Fellowship supports student leaders in developing and strengthening their pro-Israel activism on campus. With the school year about the begin, InFocus is giving you an inside look into the lives of our 2016-17 CAMERA Fellows. These dedicated students are working hard to promote the facts about Israel on campus.
Meet Jesse Horowitz.
A sophomore at Vassar College, Jesse Horowitz is studying political science and film. He is a staff writer for The Miscellany News, Vassar College’s student newspaper. He has written articles on topics such as antisemitism, Israel, political correctness, and disability rights.
In an article he wrote this past year, Antisemitism present in antizionistic rhetoric, Jesse testifies to the presence of severe anti-Semitism on his campus. Throughout the article, Jesse expresses the sad reality that Jews and people that support Israel are attacked with hostility and unfair accusations. Jessie hopes to promote respectful dialogue on his campus and to call out antisemitic comments he has witnessed if this comes up as an issue again.
Jessie is very excited to be a CAMERA Fellow this coming year. With the support of CAMERA on Campus, Jessie plans to advocate for Israel and combat Vassar College’s hostile anti-Israel bias.
As Jessie writes, “It is on the basis of a free state that we can fight for our beliefs while respecting the dignity of our opponents.” As a CAMERA Fellow, Jessie will use this right and surely contribute to an increase in positive attitudes towards Israel on his campus.