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Samantha Rose Mandeles is CAMERA's Senior Campus Coordinator in Boston. 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 J-Street Challenge and by Truth Revolt. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Published Lecture on the J Street Challenge|
|Leviathan Jewish Journal Interview|
|Posting on CAMERA's Snapshots Blog|
|Op-Eds in The Algemeiner|
Gilad Skolnick is the Campus Regional Coordinator and editor in chief of both the CAMERA on Campus website and blog In Focus. 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.
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 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. 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.
|Op-Ed in the Cleveland News Journal "Will Kent State Say 'Enough'?"|
|Daily Collegian Op-Ed "When Bias Hits the Classroom"|
Tricia Aven is a Senior Research Analyst with CAMERA. She monitors Chrisitian media and 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 Cristian Edition of the Jerusalem Post.
Tricia has a Ph. D. in Hebrew Bible and wrote her dissertation on anti-Seimitism in relation to the book of Esther. The dissertation will be published in the fall of 2014 under the title Three Versions of Esther. A second book on the relationship of Esther to current Christian anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism will be published in early 2015.
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.
|Op-Eds in the Algemeiner|
|Op-Eds in Front Page Magazazine|
|Op-Ed in The Times of Israel "Exposing the New York Times’ double standards"|
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 "MLK’s Pro-Israel Legacy Under Assault"|
|Op-Eds in Times of Israel|
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|
|Op-Eds in the Jewish Journal|
|Op-Eds in Times of Israel|
|Op-ed in ynetnews "Are journalistic ethics dead?"|
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.
|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|
|Op-Ed in the Jerusalem Post "Harvard’s role in miseducating Americans about the Mideast"|
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.
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.
|Op-Eds in the Times of Israel|
|Op-Ed in the Jewish Journal "CAMERA, Sabeel and The Jewish Journal"|
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.
|Op-Ed in the Algemeiner "Why 1948 Matters More Than Ever"|
|Op-Ed in the National Review "Npr’s Terror Problem"|
|Interview with Elder of Ziyon|