We are delighted to publish CAMERA on Campus’s inaugural list of the “Top 12 Student Activists” of 2022, a effort that coincides with the launch of our “This is Zionism” campaign.
At CAMERA on Campus, we believe in honoring those who have shown great courage and dedication in their efforts in the fight against antisemitism, especially anti-Zionist expressions of antisemitism. This is why we are honoring twelve student activists leading this battle. They are steadfast, vigilant, and resilient in the face of adversity, apathy, and injustice. We honor them equally as leaders in their respective communities.
In 2022, college students in the United States confronted 796 reported incidents of antisemitism. Students outside of the US have also experienced considerable antisemitism. A 2023 report by Community Security Trust (CST), an organization dedicated to combating antisemitism in the United Kingdom, indicated 150 antisemitic incidents, a 22% increase over the previous year.
While comparable studies on campus antisemitism in Israel have yet to be conducted at the time of publishing this list, CAMERA Fellows have documented antisemitic incidents at major Israeli universities for years, including at two prominent institutions this year alone.
Needless to say, the diligent efforts of these students cannot be honored enough.
To learn more about the work of these exceptional Zionists, please follow this link.For more information about the “This is Zionism” campaign, visit www.zionism.me and follow #ThisIsZionism and CAMERA on Campus on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Apply to Attend CAMERA on Campus’ Annual International Student Leadership Conference!
If you are interested in educating your peers about Israel on campus, correcting misinformation regarding the Arab-Israeli conflict and strengthening your writing or event planning skills, consider applying for one of CAMERA on Campus’s flagship programs. We also encourage current students to attend our annual international student leadership conference.
The CAMERA Fellowship is an exclusive one-year program with numerous tracks that cater to the strengths and interests of top-tier student activists. The CAMERA Fellowship application and interview process is highly selective but we encourage all interested students to apply.
Our Fellows are leaders on campus, proactively spreading the truth about Israel to fellow students, professors, and campus media. Students from across North America, the UK, and Israel are selected based on their in-depth knowledge of the Arab-Israeli conflict, history of Israel, experience with Israel activism on campus, and portfolio of their published work. Fellows receive a stipend upon completion. Click here to apply for the CAMERA Fellowship.
The CAMERA on Campus Coalition provides educational and financial resources for student activists who want to either create a new Israel group on campus or strengthen their existing, but underfunded group. CAMERA on Campus provides guidance and extensive resources to help you build an effective, independent Israel group on campus. Members of the CAMERA on Campus Coalition learn life-long skills in debate, writing, and public speaking, and benefit from close collaboration with CAMERA on Campus staff and CAMERA researchers. Click here to apply to become a member of the CAMERA on Campus Coalition.
To apply to attend CAMERA on Campus’ annual International Student Leadership Conference, follow this link.
“I really like how CAMERA teaches us how to tackle antisemitism and anti-Zionism on our campuses while giving us the facts we need to know about Israel,” 2022-2023 CAMERA Fellow Alex Grosman told JNS. “But CAMERA also gives us real-world experience, like how to write an article. We did a simulation where we had to debate with SJP [Students for Justice in Palestine] members, and debate is something we will absolutely do in real life.”Grosman said the conference gave him practical tools for confronting anti-Israel bias and antisemitism on campus. He pointed to the lecturers encouraging the trainees to speak up against injustice.“We were taught how to be vocal,” he said. “If a professor ignores our complaints of bias, we have to bring it up to administrators and get people involved to finally put an end to the anti-Israel claims and make sure that other students don’t have to deal with it.”
Grosman said the conference gave him hope, in addition to constructive tools for this coming academic semester.
“It was enlightening because it gave us so much information that we can use in the fight for Zionism, and it’s so incredible to see that we are not alone in our struggles; students here have faced similar experiences,” he said. “It gives us hope that there are people who still support the Zionist cause.”
To learn more about the activist training you will receive at CAMERA on Campus’ annual International Student Leadership Conference, continue reading here.
CAMERA on Campus UK – Celebrating 75 Years of the State of Israel with The NJA and WZO!
As the State of Israel celebrates its 75th anniversary in the coming weeks, we’re delighted to be working with the NJA, WZO, Stand With Us, and El Al Airlines for an event to properly honor the occasion. Attendees will have the chance to win two return flights to Israel! Sign up to attend today — we hope to see you there.
For nearly 10 years, CAMERA has celebrated Zionism as part of our “This is what a Zionist Looks Like” campaign. This year we are excited to relaunch these efforts as “This is Zionism.”
Zionism is not only Jewish self-determination; it is a part of Jewish history. No matter their background, Jews worldwide are united by their connection to the land of Israel. Visit our campaign website, zionism.me, to learn more. We also invite you to follow the hashtag #ThisIsZionism
“This Is Zionism” is a CAMERA on Campus Instagram project that aims to show the world that Zionists come from diverse backgrounds and have diverse interests. We showcase different Zionists, their stories, their interests, and their beliefs.To be featured in our #ThisIsZionism campaign, please follow this link.