Chloe Simone Valdary is a recipient of the David Bar-Illan award.
(photo credit: COURTESY CAMERA)
The Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America(- CAMERA) will at its annual dinner, held this year on May 3 at New York City’s Chelsea Piers, present two awards in memory of the late David Bar-Illan, recognizing outstanding student leadership and activism on behalf of Israel on campuses.
The recipients are Chloé Simone Valdary of the University of New Orleans and Justin Hayet of SUNY Binghamton, CAMERA announced in a statement.
Valdary is a consultant for CAMERA, for which she has written over a dozen articles and initiated innovative campaigns including “This is What a Zionist Looks Like” and “Zionism First,” aimed at reclaiming the word “Zionism.”
For her accomplishments, she will be recognized with the David Bar-Illan Award for Outstanding Student Leadership.
Hayet served as a CAMERA Fellow for the 2013-2014 academic year, organizing the largest event ever on the SUNY Binghamton campus, with renowned terrorism expert Dr.
Anat Berko, despite the fact that Students for Justice in Palestine had been calling on members to disrupt Zionist events and silence students who support Israel. For his achievements, Hayet will receive the David Bar-Illan Award for Outstanding Campus Activism.
Bar-Illan, an accomplished concert pianist, was the executive editor of The Jerusalem Post
from 1990-92, as well as a senior adviser to Benjamin Netanyahu during his first term as prime minister (1996-1999). He was the author of the Post’s popular weekly column, “Eye on the Media.”