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Hanan Amiur ♦ Tatiana-Rose Becker ♦ Sheilagh Carey ♦ Sarit Catz ♦ Ben Einsidler ♦ Karen Epstein ♦ Elyse Fischer ♦ Lainee Cohen Grauman ♦ Yishai Goldflam ♦ Ricki Hollander ♦ Gilead Ini ♦ Myron Kaplan ♦ Marissa Katz ♦ Melissa Lazarus ♦ Andrea Levin ♦ Adam Levick ♦ Samantha Rose Mandeles ♦ Josh Mellits ♦ Tricia Miller ♦ Lori Posin ♦ Emily Regan ♦ Nadine Richterman ♦ Eric Rozenman ♦ Susan Rubin ♦ Alex Safian ♦ Karen Satz ♦ Hadar Sela ♦ Gidon Shaviv ♦ Talia Shulman Gold ♦ Gilad Skolnick ♦ Aviva B. Slomich ♦ Elie Smilovitz ♦ Netanel Spero ♦ Tamar Sternthal ♦ Steven Stotsky ♦ Dexter Van Zile ♦ Marcelo Wio ♦
Tatiana-Rose Becker a campus coordinator at CAMERA. She is a south Florida native and a graduate of Florida State University with a B.S. in Political Science and International Affairs and a certificate in Homeland Security and Emergency Management. Tatiana has three state championship titles in collegiate speech and debate, and while attending university, was president of Noles for Israel. In the summer of 2014, she spent several months interning in Israel at the Sderot Media Center, documenting bias reporting and coverage of Operation Defensive Edge.
Tatiana works with the CAMERA on Campus team to teach students to effectively advocate and speak for Israel on campus. She can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Op-ed in The Algemeiner "Why I Was Called a 'Nazi' On Campus"|
Ben Einsidler is a member of the campus coordinator team at CAMERA. He holds a B.A. in Spanish from Salisbury University, where he also studied International Relations, and is currently completing a dual Master's degree in Jewish Education and Jewish Studies at Hebrew College. He advises CAMERA's student organizations across the country to help them advocate knowledgeably for Israel and combat anti-Israel activities on campus.
Ben joined CAMERA after teaching Spanish for several years in Massachusetts. He has spoken to the local Boston Jewish community on the importance of Jewish education, as well as on current events in Ukraine and Israel. He has been an active advocate for Israel since college. He can be reached at email@example.com.
|Op-ed in The Algemeiner|
Samantha Rose Mandeles is CAMERA on Campus' Editor-in-Chief and Senior Campus Coordinator. She supports students creating pro-Israel organizations and educating their peers on campus, and helps to supervise the CAMERA Fellows program. Sam advises students on disseminating truth about Israel and the Middle East throughout their campus communities, assists them with research, and supports training on accurate reporting. Sam has lectured to groups of students and community members across the US on CAMERA's work and the importance of accurate reporting.
Sam joined the CAMERA team after spending a year in Israel and graduating from Hampshire College with a B.A. in Middle Eastern Studies and Archaeology. During her time at Hampshire, Sam was heavily involved in Israel activism, wrote a thesis about Anti-Israel Political Warfare and BDS, and attended CAMERA’s summer trip to Israel in 2009. Sam spent the summer of 2010 researching nationalism and Pakistan at the Shalem Center in Jerusalem. Sam has been interviewed by The Jewish Advocate, Israel Campus Beat, David Horowitz Freedom Center's FrontPageMag, Times of Israel, and quoted in The Sun Sentinel, The J-Street Challenge and by Truth Revolt. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gilad Skolnick is the Director of Campus Programming. He holds an M.A. from the University of Delaware in Urban Affairs and Public Policy and B.A. degrees from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in History, Communication, and Judaic Studies. His junior year was spent studying at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
He was active in the Student Alliance for Israel, serving for several years in elected positions and was a columnist for the UMass Daily Collegian. Prior to joining CAMERA, he served in the IDF as a Corporal in the Spokesperson's Unit. Gilad's articles have appeared in the Jerusalem Post, Israel21c.org and Times of Israel. He continues to lead workshops and sessions at various campuses across the country on the importance of accurate reporting in the media. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Aviva Slomich is the International Campus Director for CAMERA. Ms. Slomich directs the CAMERA fellows, leads CAMERA"s annual Leadership and Advocacy Training Mission to Israel each summer, and created CAMERA's Campus Activist Project (CCAP).
Ms. Slomich has spoken to students and community members on the conflicts student activists may encounter on campus and provides guidance and advice to students on the best strategies to counter and refute false and defamatory information. She has been interviewed by the Canadian Jewish News and her published pieces can be found below. Aviva has given briefings She has also written for CAMERA.org. Aviva received her B.A. in journalism from the University of Massachusetts. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Netanel Spero is an Associate in CAMERA’s Letter Writing Group. He sends out alerts, corresponds with letter writers, and manages the Letter Writing Group’s social media pages (Twitter and Facebook). Netanel and the Letter Writing Group in general – in marshalling a team of nearly 17,000 letter writers - ensure that anti-Israel media bias does not go unaddressed.
Netanel graduated from the Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein Honors Program at Yeshiva University with a major in Political Science and a Minor in American Studies. He comes to CAMERA with internships in social media marketing and public opinion research. After graduating college, he served as Director of Jewish Outreach on a New York Congressional Campaign. He can be reached at Netanel@camera.org.
Eric Rozenman has served as Washington director of CAMERA, the 65,000-member, Boston-based Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America, since 2002. From 1997 to 2002 he worked as executive editor of B’nai B’rith’s International Jewish Monthly, senior speechwriter and press spokesman. For five years prior to that Rozenman was editor of the Washington Jewish Week.
He also has worked as editor of Near East Report, the newsletter published in cooperation with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee; a congressional press secretary, and reporter for the Ohio Scripps-Howard Newspapers state bureau in Columbus.
His freelance commentaries and analyses on Israel, U.S. politics and other subjects have appeared in dailies including The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, USA Today and Philadelphia Inquirer and periodicals such as the Journal for the Study of Antisemitism and the Journal of International Security Affairs. He is the author of two novels, Total Jihad and Kill Them Before They Die.
Rozenman graduated from Ohio University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and Ohio State University with a master’s in American history.
He is married and the father of two grown daughters.
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Tricia Miller is a Senior Research Analyst with CAMERA. She monitors Christian organizations and media activity in relation to the Arab-Israeli conflict. Her writings appear on the CAMERA website, and have also been published in First Things online and in the printed edition of the Christian Edition of the Jerusalem Post.
Tricia has a Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible and wrote her dissertation on anti-Semitism in relation to the book of Esther. The dissertation was published in July of 2014 under the title Three Versions of Esther. A second book, titled Jews and Anti-Judaism in Esther and the Church will be published in May 2015, and addresses the relationship of Esther to current Christian anti-Judaism and anti-Zionism.
Ricki Hollander has been a Senior Media Analyst at CAMERA since the beginning of the second Palestinian Intifada in September 2000. She regularly writes for CAMERA's Media Report and CAMERA on Campus. Her columns have also appeared in many print and online publications, including the Christian Science Monitor, National Review, Middle East Quarterly, and Times of Israel. Ms. Hollander speaks to groups about media coverage of the Arab-Israeli conflict and its role in shaping public perception, encouraging public activism in the effort to ensure that reports about Israel are accurate and balanced.
A native of Montreal, Ms. Hollander has lived in Israel and studied at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from McGill University and previously worked in research, education, and as a freelance journalist.
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Gilead Ini is a Senior Research Analyst at CAMERA. His writing on media coverage of the Arab-Israeli conflict highlights how one-sided and inaccurate reporting can distort people's understanding of the Middle East. His commentary has appeared in numerous publications including the Jerusalem Post, Christian Science Monitor, Columbia Journalism Review and National Review, and has been featured on national and international radio programs.
|Op-Ed in JNS|
|Op-Eds in Times of Israel|
|Letter in Boston Globe|
Tamar Sternthal, director of CAMERA’s Israel Office, joined CAMERA in 1999. She regularly communicates with editors at major media outlets such as the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, CNN, and the Associated Press and has elicited countless corrections in print and on the air. Since opening CAMERA’s Israel office in 2004, Sternthal has also monitored the English-language Israeli daily Ha’aretz, and heads up CAMERA’s “Ha’aretz, Lost in Translation” project.
Sternthal writes for CAMERA’s Media Report and provides frequent “Media Updates” for the organization’s website. Formerly the Associate Editor of the Jewish Advocate of Boston, Sternthal reported on issues of concern for the Boston Jewish community.
As an undergraduate at McGill University in Montreal, Sternthal first encountered problems of media bias with respect to Israel while she reported for the McGill Daily. Since then, her columns have appeared in media outlets in America and Israel, including the the Times of Israel, the Jerusalem Post, Ynet, Algemeiner, Philadelphia Daily News, St. Petersburg Times, and the Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles.
|Op-Eds in the Algemeiner|
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Yishai Goldflam, director of Presspectiva, was born in Jerusalem, Israel. He served in the Paratrooper Brigade of the IDF, and participated in both combat operations in Lebanon as a regular soldier, and in “Defensive Shield”, “Cast Lead”, and “Pillar of Defense” as a reserve soldier. Yishai has a B.A in history from Bar Ilan University and has guided hundreds of Israeli and foreign groups all over Israel. Yishai also studied at the Sam Spiegel Film School in Jerusalem and has made short films as well as writing for Israeli TV. After operation “Cast Lead” in 2009, Yishai joined CAMERA, and opened the Israeli branch of CAMERA in Israel – Presspectiva, which monitors and analyzes the Israeli media and its relationship with the foreign press.
Yishai currently resides in NYC with his wife and two daughters, and is obtaining an Executive Masters in Public Administration from the Wagner School at NYU.
"After the event [with Yishai], people came up to me and stated specifically that although they had seen the news about Israel, they never realized how difficult it was to combat the negativity Israel faces...Roughly 30 people attended the event. The audience members loved it and many of them came up to me later to express their gratitude for having such an event."
-CAMERA Campus Activist Project student from CUNY Baruch
|Op-Ed in Arutz 7: Letter to Gaza Citizen: I Am the Soldier Who Slept in Your Home|
Steven Stotsky is a Senior Research Analyst with CAMERA. He monitors news coverage, academic studies and film documentaries dealing with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. His analysis pieces regularly appear in CAMERA's Media Report and CAMERA on Campus publications as well as on the CAMERA web site at www.camera.org.
Steven's analysis correlating increased international aid to the Palestinian Authority with increased terrorism during the Second Intifada was published in the Spring 2008 edition of the Middle East Quarterly. He also published influential analyses exposing inaccuracies and inconsistencies in the reporting of civilian casualty figures during the war between Israel and Hezbollah in 2006 and the Gaza war in early 2009. Prior to joining CAMERA in 2005, Steven worked for nearly 20 years as an engineer. He has degrees from Yale University and the University of Massachusetts.
|Op-Eds in the Algemeiner|
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Dexter Van Zile is Christian Media Analyst for CAMERA. Dexter's writings about Christian attitudes and commentary about the Arab-Israeli conflict have appeared in the Jerusalem Post, the Orange County Register, the Boston Globe, and numerous other publications. Between 1995 and 1998, Dexter worked as a staff writer and editor at a small chain of newspapers outside of Boston and then for several years as a freelance journalist covering fisheries and oceans policy. Dexter has a master's degree in political science and environmental studies from Western Washington University.
Melissa Hooper Lazarus is CAMERA's New York Assistant Regional Director and runs the Young Leadership (YL) Division of CAMERA. She manages the YL Board and plans a variety of fundraising events throughout the year, targeting individuals in their 20's and 30's. She is passionate about ensuring that YL's are aware of and supportive of CAMERA's mission.
Melissa joined the CAMERA team March 2014, after working for the Museum of Tolerance/Simon Wiesenthal Center for three years managing events and public programs. She has also worked for JCRC-NY, Honest Reporting Canada and Media Central in Jerusalem. Melissa graduated from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work in 2011, with a MSW in Community Organizing and a certificate in Jewish Communal Services. She also holds a B.A in Cultural Anthropology from York University. Throughout undergrad, Melissa was involved with Israel activism and addressing the anti-Israel sentiment on campus.
She currently lives in Riverdale with her husband, Chaim. She can be reached at email@example.com
Andrea Levin is the Executive Director and President of CAMERA, the organization she has directed for 20 years. Ms. Levin, who was named in 2003 by the Forward newspaper as one of the most influential American Jews, writes and lectures widely on media coverage of the Arab-Israeli conflict and its impact on public opinion. Her columns and articles have appeared in newspapers and magazines such as the Jerusalem Post, Boston Globe, International Herald Tribune, New York Post, New Republic, Editor and Publisher, Middle East Quarterly, National Post and Commentary.
Ms. Levin, who was born in New York City, is a former Associate Editor on the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. She has also taught English. Ms Levin holds degrees from Gettysburg College and the University of Pennsylvania and has done graduate work at Harvard University.
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Alex Safian is the Associate Director and Research Director at CAMERA. He holds a BS from Columbia University and an MA and PhD from Harvard University. He served as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Northeastern University and as an Instructor at Harvard University before joining CAMERA. Safian's articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, the San Diego Union Tribune, the Jerusalem Post, NewsMax.com and National Review Online, as well as in other newspapers and magazines across the United States, and he has published articles in the Middle East Quarterly and other academic journals.. Safian has also lectured widely in the United States, Canada and Israel on media coverage of the Middle East as well as related issues.
Safian is the author of the monograph PBS and Israel: A Pattern of Bias - The Case of Journey to the Occupied Lands. He was invited to testify before an Appropriations Subcommittee of the United States Congress documenting taxpayer-funded anti-Israel bias in the programming of the Public Broadcasting Service and in broadcasts of National Public Radio.
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|Interview with Elder of Ziyon|