The CAMERA Fellowship supports student leaders to develop and strengthen their pro-Israel activism on campus. With the school year underway, InFocus is giving you an inside look into the lives of the 2016-17 CAMERA Fellows who are working hard to promote the facts about Israel on campus.

CAMERA Fellow Matan Lifshitz
CAMERA Fellow Matan Lifshitz

Meet Matan Lifshitz.

While students are combating anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism on campuses across the world, Matan Lifshitz among others, is working hard to educate Israelis on the BDS movement and how they can help combat anti-Israel activity around the world.

Currently a second year student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Matan is studying International Relations and Communications.

Like most Israelis, Matan drafted into the Israel Defense Forces at age 18 and was accepted into the Oketz Unit, a unit that works with dogs to search for explosives and mines in the field or within cities.

During his first year at Hebrew University, he was a StandWithUs Fellow. Matan also writes a column for The Scholar Web. As Matan wrote in The Scholar Web, Israel is not only home for him–he explains that the country is also a beacon of democracy and hope for the future of the Middle East. This past year, Matan also helped lead CAMERA at Hebrew University and is excited to serve as a CAMERA Fellow this year. CAMERA on Campus is excited for Matan to develop his pro-Israel skills as a CAMERA Fellow and looks forward to seeing his contributions to Israel activism on campus.

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