The Best Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict I Have Seen in Years

British-Israeli IDF veteran and current reservist Sgt. Benjamin Anthony is, to put it bluntly, a total badass.

A veteran of three major IDF combat operations (the Second Lebanon War of 2006, Operation Pillar of Defense in 2012, and Operation Protective Edge in 2014) with a commanding personal presence and a proper Northern English accent he still maintains from his Mancunian youth, Anthony is also the founder of a wonderful pro-Israel organization called Our Soldiers Speak (“OSS”). OSS seeks to fight back against the overwhelmingly pervasive anti-Israel narrative that predominates today on the American university campus by means of bringing high-ranking Israeli military/security officials to deliver information-packed, highly substantive speeches to student audiences. Along with my collegiate fraternity Alpha Epsilon Pi and the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, a law school-centric group with which I am also proud to be involved, OSS is one of the leading on-campus organizations right now fighting against both flagrant anti-Semitism and the “anti-Zionism” fig leaf under which misanthropic anti-Semitic sentiment so often perniciously lurks. I nearly accompanied OSS on a small trip to Israel this past July-August, and I would have done so had I not just been to Israel only a few months prior with a different group named Israel & Co.