Nadiya Al-Noor * Oshra Bitton * Emma Enig *Rebecca Fliegelman * Samantha Goodman *Ilan Goldberg * Hannah Grossman * Henry Hatwell * Marcell Horvath * Layla Jaffe * Daniel Kosky * Roee Landesman * Eddie Mattout * Robert Miller *Julian Moss *Graham Paul * Zack Port * Shira Ragosin * Talia Raoufpur * John Rice-Cameron *Jared Samilow * Hriday Sarma * Natalie Segev * Ben Shapiro * Sandra Strongin * Jake Suster * Alex Taic *Allison Taylor *Jennifer Tischler *Miriam Waghalter * Fay Yanofsky * Noa Zarur
Arizona State University
Graham Paul is a freelance writer from Southern California attending Arizona State University for his senior year. Graham is pursuing a degree in political science with certificates in international studies and political entrepreneurship. He began his writing career as a Sports Reporter and Opinions Columnist for the State Press student newspaper at ASU. He then joined Jewish News AZ as a Staff Writer, and became a Peer-Review Editor for the Journal on Global Affairs Theoretical and Empirical. Currently, Graham produces freelance columns for Israel News Online, Jewish News AZ and Hillel International. In his spare time he enjoys reading, listening to classical music and playing sports. After his degree he seeks to pursue a career in journalism, activism or public policy.
Nadiya Al-Noor is a 22-year-old Shia Muslim activist from New York. She is a graduate student in the dual-degree Master of Public Administration and Student Affairs Administration program at Binghamton University. She graduated with honors from Goucher College with a degree in Russian. She is a speaker and writer on Jewish-Muslim interfaith relations, Islamic thought and cultural reform, Zionism, and antisemitism. She has a popular blog with The Times of Israel, and her writing has been published in the United States, Canada, Israel, Germany, and the United Arab Emirates. She received the Endowment for Middle East Truth's Rays of Light Award for her Israel activism in June 2017. She is currently an intern for pro-Israel LGBTQ organization, A Wider Bridge.
Hannah Grossman is a Junior studying Journalism and English Literature at Brooklyn College. Hannah has studied Israeli and Hebrew literature in depth to enhance her understanding of Israeli culture and the origins of zionism. Hannah views journalism as an avenue to use her passion for writing as a positive force in the world. As a Camera fellow Hannah combines her love of Israel, writing, and engagement, to paint a positive and more welcoming picture of Israel on her campus. Her outside interests include meditation, reading the morning paper, talking to random people on the street, and heated debates about politics.
Fay Yanofsky is a sophomore at the City University of New York, Brooklyn College, studying for a Masters of Science in public accounting, business management, and finance. She is the treasurer of CAMERA-supported Bulldogs for Israel, founder and chairwoman of the Accounting Society's Women's Initiative Network, founder and president of the Koppleman School of Business' Mock Trial, treasurer and columnist for the Night Call News Campus Publications, and the head delegate of Model United Nations.
Jared Samilow is rising sophomore at Brown University, double majoring in computer science and economics. Jared is a used to be a columnist for Ha'aretz and is publishing a chapter in a book on Israel activism. Before college, Jared participated in a gap-year program at Yeshivat Eretz HaTzvi. in Jerusalem, where he was also selected to be a fellow in the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs’ Fellowship Program in Israel-Arab Studies.
Roee Landesman is a 1st-year student at Cal Poly SLO studying Computer Engineering. After moving to the United States at the age of five, his passion for Israel advocacy, in the media and in his local community, has only grown. He looks forward to building a stronger advocacy community both on and off his campus, and is incredibly excited to work with CAMERA in spreading the truth about Israel.
Samantha Goodman is a third-year Journalism student at Carleton University. She enjoys writing, reading and getting together with friends as well as meeting new people. She is active in many groups on campus including the Israeli Awareness Committee, the school newspaper the Charlatan, the Conservative group and the Mental Health Champions. She hopes to bring back the belief that journalists do fair and accurate reporting and eliminate fake news!
Sandra Strongin is sixteen years old and lives in sunny California. She is a rising senior at Carlmont, a public high school in the competitive Silicon Valley area. Aside from strong academics, she holds three leadership positions on her robotics team. She worked all summer at Wizbots, a robotics summer camp that teaches young children about basic programming and design. She also volunteers at ASPCA, Second Harvest Food Bank, and a homeless shelter monthly. She is a proud fellow at CAMERA, and the first ever high schooler accepted into their prestigious program. She also loves to just hang out with her family, dog, and goes to the beach weekly.
Oshra Bitton is a creative writing major at the City College of New York (CCNY), an Undergrad Editor at Promethean––CCNY's official literary journal––and a board member of Students Supporting Israel at CCNY. Still, she’s best known for sporting athletic-wear without actually engaging in any physical activity.
Zack Port is a rising sophomore double majoring in Economics and Math at Dartmouth College. On campus, he is a Managing Editor at the Dartmouth Review, a Portfolio Monitor for the Dartmouth Investment and Philanthropy Program, a member of the Political Economy Project's Student Leadership Council, Vice President of Dartmouth Students for Israel, and an Economics Tutor. Zack is currently spending his summer as a White House Intern in the Office of American Innovation, and has spent the two summers before working in his hometown of New York: one summer at Vornado Realty Trust in development, and the summer before at Engineers Gate, a quantitative hedge fund.
Julian Moss is a senior at George Mason University studying Government and International Politics. He is currently the president of the Israel Student Association and is working for an organization called Judicial Watch as a fundraising intern. Julian loves to cook and brought back amazing recipes from Israel, he might even share them if you are interested.
Emma Enig is currently a sophomore at the George Washington University, and is double majoring in political science and Jewish history. Before college, she was the co-founder and co-president of her high school’s Israel advocacy club and became a dedicated pro-Israel advocate. After graduating from her Jewish Day School, she briefly lived in Israel, where she traveled around the country and learned about the history, culture, and politics of the land. Around campus, Emma is known for combating anti-Israel media bias with the truth, and (much to the dismay of her roommates) she spends most of her time watching the news and debating with others. She is currently a board member for her Israel group, GW for Israel, the largest pro-Israel group on campus, and interns for the Republican Jewish Coalition.
Jennifer Tischler is a sophomore at George Washington University, majoring in international affairs with a concentration in security policy. Her interest in international politics stems from her Jewish heritage and desire to correct myths aimed at delegitimizing Israel. She has been involved for many years with groups such as AIPAC and StandWithUs. On campus, she is involved with several pro-Israel groups such as GW for Israel, Chabad GW, and GWTogether. With CAMERA, she hopes to address the rising influence of anti-Semitic movements and put the Israeli-Arab conflict back into context.
Ilan Goldberg is a sophomore at Harvard University. He is originally from Mexico City, but has lived in Toronto and now lives in Los Angeles California. He is interested in strengthening the Israel education on the Harvard Campus. Ilan feels lucky to have been able to spend time in Israel growing up, and wants to show the beauty, diversity, and complexity of Israel to other students who have not yet had the opportunity to see it for themselves.
Rebecca Fliegelman grew up in Rockland County and is the second of four girls. She got her associates degree in liberal arts from Rockland Community College in 2016 and is now pursuing a psychology undergraduate degree at Hunter College. She plans to go to graduate school for physical therapy in Israel and hopes to make aliyah in the near future. She hopes that by joining the CAMERA team, she will be able to use the power of the pen to inform her classmates about all things Israel and defend Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state. She also hopes to further her own knowledge on the subject of Israel and learn to stand tall and confident in the face of controversy. She is looking forward to meeting new people and experiencing CAMERA.
Hriday Ch. Sarma is currently enrolled as a PhD Candidate in Energy Studies Programme at School of International Studies in Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has a academic background in International relations, with major in Eurasian and Middle East studies. Hriday has a rapt interest in contemporary Middle East politics and tries to analyze the proceedings there from a unbiased perspective. He has previously worked with different reputed think tank organizations in different capacities, like Visiting Research Fellow with Institute for National Security Studies (Israel) and Center for Analysis of Economic Reforms and Communication (Azerbaijan). Hriday can be reached at : email@example.com
Natalie Segev is a freshman at John Jay College of Criminal Justice located in New York City. Her major is International Criminal Justice and she hopes to pursue a career in international relations. Natalie is involved in numerous student club including Hillel at John Jay and Mock Trial Association.
Robert Miller is from Englewood, New Jersey and is a freshman at NYU. Robert has long had a passion for politics, history, and international affairs, and is an ardent Zionist. After spending a gap year in Israel, seeing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on the ground first hand as a part of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs course, he realizes how nuanced and complicated the situation is. He's also come to the realization that now, more than ever, there is a dire need to curb the torrent of falsehoods being disseminated on college campuses. Robert is confident that the CAMERA Fellowship will give him the tools to combat these lies to advocate for Israel effectively.
Rebecca Zagorsky is a sophomore at The Ohio State University, currently combining the fields of business and psychology. She is interested in looking at the world through new perspectives, both in and out of the classroom. She has traveled to many different areas of the globe, from third world countries in Asia to first world countries in Europe. Her favorite part about traveling (besides the food) is interacting with locals. She is passionate about understanding people’s beliefs and motives, as well as the cultures behind their values.
This summer, she is working on turning an economic textbook into a series of online videos. She loves the daily challenge of teaching herself the ropes of video editing and animation, and the even bigger challenge of making economics engaging. When she is not working or traveling, however, she loves a good debate, especially about Judaism, curling up with her cat and a book, but especially laughing and eating incessantly with her friends. She is incredibly excited to be a CAMERA fellow this upcoming year and learn fascinating skills with a great cohort.
Noa Zarur, born in Israel and raised in Los Angeles, is a freshman at Princeton University. She is committed to continue learning and understanding Israel’s social, political, and economic status in order to advocate properly for Israel on campus. In high school, she served as the president of the YULA Israel advocacy club (YIAC) and was part of the YIAC board that received the AIPAC National Early Engagement Exemplars Award.
Miriam Waghalter is a freshman at the Rutgers University Honors College from Los Angeles. She plans to major in political science and Middle Eastern studies. She studies Arabic and participates in coexistence programs such as the MAJIC (Muslims and Jews Inspiring Change) Leadership Council. She hopes to continue using the skills that she has learned through these experiences to be an advocate for Israel. She is excited to be a part of the CAMERA Fellowship.
Talia Raoufpur is a fourth-year student pursuing a major in psychology and minor in communications at San Diego State University. She serves as a Senior Staff Writer for the university’s newspaper. She is the host of “Hit the News, not the Snooze”, a morning news show on KCR College Radio, and is also a Hasbara fellow. As a first-generation American raised by two Iranian immigrants, Talia’s connection to Israel is personal. Her parents’ anti-Semitic experiences in Iran inspired her belief that the Jewish people are entitled to a nation where they can freely practice their religious values. After college, she hopes to pursue a degree in media law and aims to host her own talk show.
Eddie Mattout is the son of Mexican and Venezuelan immigrants. He spent his first four years in Caracas, Venezuela after which he moved to New York. He attended Ramaz Upper School in Manhattan after which he moved to Israel to join the IDF. He served in the International Relations Unit, in the Latin American desk. This fall he will be starting his studies at Stanford University. Eddie dedicates most of his free time to Kol HaNearim, an organization he helped found which brings international volunteers to run summer camps for children at risk in Israel. Some of his favorite activities include reading, surfing, and listening to music.
John Rice-Cameron was born and raised in Washington, D.C in the heart of America's political scene. He studies Economics at Stanford. John has revitalized and spearheads the pro-Israel movement at Stanford, in his capacity as a writer for the Stanford Review and Financial Officer of Stanford College Republicans.
Ben Shapiro is a sophomore at Tufts University, outside Boston. Born nearby in Brookline, he lives in Calabasas, CA and loves to soak up the sun whenever he can. Ben is the co-president of Tufts American Israel Alliance, or TAIA, and is a founding board member of TAMID at Tufts. In high school he was active in USY and the Los Angeles Jewish Federation. Ben has attended AIPAC Policy Conference the past two years, and has visited Israel with family and on NFTY in Israel. Traveling to Israel in the middle of the 2014 conflict really opened up Ben's eyes to the realities on the ground, and was a turning point in his already staunch Israel advocacy. When he isn't defending the homeland on Facebook, Ben spends his free time at Disneyland or grabbing sushi with friends.
Alexandra Taic is a second year student studying Social Sciences at UCL. Having grown up in Israel, she is passionately involved in the political, cultural and social developments happening in the region and hopes to help others develop a strong bond to Israel. She served as a Commander on Combat Recruit Training in the IDF, overseeing more than 180 soldiers during her military service. After moving to London for university, the antisemitism and anti-Israel activism she encountered, prompted her to take action and get involved on campus. Alex believes that an accurate, unbiased and well-rounded depiction of Israel is essential to bringing peace. As the President of the Friends of Israel Society in her university, Alex aims to bring a diverse group of speakers to her campus and facilitate constructive debate among students.
Layla Jaffe is currently a sophomore pursuing a bachelor's degree in Law at the University of Arizona. She has ambitions to attend law school and become a lawyer, as she enjoys searching for the facts. She is passionate about human rights and works hard to promote Israel’s achievements in this realm, on campus.
Shlomo Roiter is a second year undergraduate student at Hughes Hall college studying Human Social and Political Sciences, with a focus in Politics and International Relations. Originally from New York, Shlomo and his family now live in Jerusalem. Shlomo served as an officer in the IDF after high school and spent a gap year learning in Yeshiva and working on a Kibbutz in Israel.
Shlomo is one the of the co-founders of the Cambridge Middle East and North Africa Forum (MENAF), a society on Cambridge University campus focusing on educating students on political issues related to the greater Middle East as well as providing a platform for the expression of a wide range of opinions on relevant political issues.
Jake Suster is a current Executive Member for ‘Knights for Israel’ at the University of Central Florida. As a Fellow, Jake will continue to bring a pro-Israel narrative to campus. KFI is currently the only pro-Israel advocacy organization at UCF, the largest University by student population.
Allison Taylor is currently a student at The University of Michigan studying Violin Performance and Communications Studies. Allie is an accomplished violinist, as well as singer/songwriter, and pianist. She has performed as a soloist and locally and nationally. Allie is a Daily Arts Writer for The Michigan Daily, which has a circulation of 16,000. The Daily is the largest circulation paper at the University of Michigan (with enrollment of over 40,000 students), in the City of Ann Arbor (population over 110,000) and in Washtenaw County (population over 300,000).
Rina Steinberg is currently a second year student at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. After graduating from the Schechter School of Long Island, she took a gap year with the Nativ College Leadership Program in Israel where she studied at the Conservative Yeshiva and volunteered in Southern Israel.
On campus, Rina is the co-coordinator of the newly formed and independent Israel organization, Think-M: The Israel Network at Michigan, which provides students of all backgrounds, races, and religions with a platform to be unabashedly pro-Israel. She is passionate about celebrating Israel's accomplishments and advances as well as defending Israel against misinformation and bias. She looks forward to serving as a CAMERA Fellow this year and is committed to educating those around her about Israel and the Middle East.
Daniel Kosky is a third-year international relations student at The University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom. He has been the Israel and Campaigns Officer for the Nottingham Jewish Society, where he represents the society on a political level. As part of his position he has run stalls countering Israel Apartheid Week, hosted speakers, including the Israeli Ambassador to the UK Mark Regev, dealt with instances of anti-Semitism, and run Israel engagement events such as Yom Haatzmaut parties. He has also represented his university at the National Union of Students, where he stood up for Jewish and pro-Israel students in a very hostile atmosphere. Daniel has spent time working with CAMERA as a Summer Intern during 2017 in Jerusalem.
Henry Hatwell is a second-year student at Oxford University studying Law with French Law. With a strong family connection to Israel, with one of his grandparents having fought in the Irgun, Henry is deeply committed to Israel and advocating for its role in developing our modern, technologically-advanced way of living. Involved in campus activities both within the Jewish community and with other, secular, organisations, Henry is keen to foster relationships with those who would otherwise be apathetic towards or uninformed about Israel. He hopes to make aliyah and build a future in Israel.
Marcell Horvath is originally from Budapest. Marcell grew up in the United States and currently resides in Scotland. He studied law at the University of Glasgow and history at the University of Maryland. He is now pursuing a postgraduate qualification in law at the University of Strathclyde. Marcell has held positions in both Jewish and pro-Israel student societies. He rides a bicycle during the week and enjoys reading and musical activities in his spare time.
Shira Ragosin studies at York University in Toronto Canada. She fell in love with Israel after living there for a year before university. Due to her involvement in the CAMERA-supported ISA, a student group dedicated to promoting a belief in Zionism, Shira is more determined than ever to work with other like-minded individuals to achieve the tools of rhetoric needed to spread the message. As a communications and English student, Shira is equipped with the passion and knowledge of how essential it is to discuss and educate others with the right information, and hopes CAMERA can help her spread the truth of Zionism on her campus, to all. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, watching movies, and traveling.