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Congratulations to our 2022 David Bar-Illan Awardees
Maya Reuven received the David Bar-Illan Award for Outstanding Student Activism. A recent graduate from the University of California, Berkeley, Maya served as a CAMERA Fellow during the 2019-2020 academic year and since then continued to expose UC Berkeley’s Bears for Palestine’s extremism through counter-protests, educational events, and article publications. and addressed the acceptance and support for terrorism against Israelis in the Bay Area.
Aidan Segal received the David Bar-Illan Award for Outstanding Student Leadership. A recent graduate from the University of Pittsburgh, Aidan served as a CAMERA Fellow during the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 academic years. His in-depth coverage of campus antisemitism and detailed responses to lapses in journalistic and academic integrity embodies the spirit of CAMERA’s mission.
Ending the Year with Incitement Against Israel
Over the last month, we saw headlines covering the Harvard Crimson’s Editorial Board’s public support for BDS to CUNY Law honoring the notorious extremist, violence-supporting Nerdeen Kiswani as their commencement speaker to Georgetown University graduates receiving their diplomas while holding signs advocating for “resistance until liberation and return.” It’s clear that Jewish students and their Zionist allies cannot be spared from anti-Zionist propaganda even while trying to focus on their final exams and celebrate their accomplishments of graduating from what was once seen as places of esteemed education and intellectual debate.
Please follow this link to read our coverage of Kiswani’s commencement speech laden with the standard lies about the Israeli community and the shocking applause of approval she received from the present CUNY faculty and graduating class.
Associate Director, Alex Safian’s, extensive rebuttal to the Crimson’s egregious support for the antisemitic BDS movement, can be found here.
Going beyond North America and the U.K, CAMERA on Campus’ “This is What A Zionist Looks Like” campaign continued to be a success with CAMERA on Campus Israel hosting another half dozen events under this banner with over 100 students in attendance at just one event, for example, to hear from Together – Vouch for Each Other founder, Yoseph Haddad.
Holocaust Inversion, or the comparing of Israelis to the Nazis and claiming there is a “Palestinian Holocaust” occurring, is another example of the depths anti-Israel activists will go to demonize Israel. Even these horrific claims won’t stop Students for Justice in Palestine members from hosting such speakers as Mohammad El Kurd, as CAMERA’s Israel Campus Advisor documented for Zman Israel.
What may be more shocking is that a lecturer at a British university voiced support for such flagrant lies. Sheffield Hallam University rightfully suspended the associate lecturer’s position when her tweets were revealed. After student activists across the UK pushed against the suspension on the grounds of discrimination, even using this as an example of how IHRA can censor Palestinian voices, pressured the university to renege on its decision and reinstate Shahd Abusalama as an associate lecturer.
Click here for Hebrew University CAMERA Fellow’s full article on Holocaust inversion.
JStreet Promotes Erasure of Hebron’s Jewish History
Despite extensive evidence to the contrary as reported by CAMERA’s senior analyst Ricki Hollander, Breaking the Silence activists and their propaganda film, “Mission: Hebron,” is promoted at university campuses, specifically through JStreet U.
CAMERA Fellow at the University of Miami reported for the Miami Hurricane on the film’s demonization and delegitimization of Hebron’s Jewish residents and the need for, “members of J Street at UM should be mindful not to promote a film that is attempting to erase the Jewish significance of Hebron and maligning Israel’s efforts to promote religious pluralism and keep its citizens safe.”
To read Alex’s full article, click here.
Through social media, CAMERA on Campus is identifying some of the most common rhetoric put out by anti-Israel activists, including false material spread by Breaking the Silence, and using our platforms to educate on its meaning, historical context, and sharing best practices on how best to respond.
Make sure to follow us @cameraoncampus on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
Involved with an independent, student-run Israel group? Apply to become a member of the CAMERA on Campus Coalition!
Israel group and society members of the CAMERA on Campus Coalition learn life-long skills in debate, writing, and public speaking, and benefit from close collaboration with CAMERA scholars.
If you are part of an independent Israel organization on your campus or want to start an Israel club, apply here!
“I am a Jew from a rural part of America where I did not grow up with a Jewish community. Israel and Zionism have given me the biggest and most welcoming Jewish community I could ever ask for. Regardless of where you are from, Israel welcomes you with open arms. I love this country, I consider its livelihood a cause I am dedicated to for life. Zionism allows me to do just that. ”
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“This Is What A Zionist Looks Like” 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 #ThisIsWhatAZionistLooksLike campaign, please follow this link.