CAMERA Fellow Justin Hayet helped bring IDF Lt. Colonel Anat Berko to campus this week. The event made it to the front page of the BU Pipe Dream in the article “Lt. Colonel Discusses Motivations of Women and Children Suicide Bombers“.
This is yet another example of why large educational events succeed in educating students looking to learn about the Middle East conflict. Many of these students might otherwise not be exposed to informative and factual events about these complicated issues.
Anat Berko discussed why women become suicide bombers, and how children are recruited by terrorist organizations. The event also attracted co-sponsors such as Binghamton University Zionist Organization, StandWithUs, Bearcats for Israel and Dorm Room Diplomacy.
The event is part of CAMERA’s Less Hamas More Hummus Campaign, now taking place nationwide.
Another successful event several weeks ago in upstate New York, organized by CAMERA’s students at Cornell, attracted large crowds as well. Read Why Public Events Work! to learn more.
The Cornell Daily Sun, in the piece “Israeli Bedouin Reflects on Diplomacy“, reported that “Students attending the presentation said that they thought that Khaldi’s speech helped them understand what it is like to be a Muslim minority in a Jewish state.”
Ihsan Kabir ’14, president of the Committee for the Advancement of Muslim Culture, said that Khaldi’s speech provided the unique outlook of someone who comes from both an Israeli and Muslim background.
Both Ishmael Khaldi and Anat Berko are able to visit multiple campuses and meet with hundreds of students thanks to CAMERA, CAMERA supported Israel groups, and CAMERA Fellows.
Contributed by Gilad Skolnick