HARRISON, N.Y. -- The editor in chief of a newspaper with a website that has been called the “Jewish Huffington Post” will discuss the media and Israel at a synagogue in Harrison.
Dovid Efune, of The Algemeiner Journal, will give a talk titled “Israel in the Media: A Path to Victory in the Age of Trump” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, at Young Israel of Harrison.
The synagogue is located at 91 Union Ave. It can be reached by calling (914) 630-1126. The event is free.
Efune’s New York-based newspaper covers American and international Jewish and Israel-related news.
CNBC has dubbed it the “fasted growing Jewish newspaper in the United States” and former Sen. Joseph Lieberman described it as an “independent truth-telling advocate for the Jewish people and Israel.”
Its board was chaired by the late Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel.
Its website has been compared to the Huffington Post because of its democratized content model that combines original reporting, aggregation, and blogging.
After Donald J. Trump, a real estate mogul, reality TV star and sometimes Bedford resident, won the presidential elections, Efune wrote in www.algemeiner.com that the billionaire’s victory shouldn’t have been a surprise.
The disenfranchised working class, he wrote, harbors a “growing resentment of the country’s political elites.”
Obama’s stance on Israel and Iran opposed “the will of the electorate,” Efune wrote, adding that Trump to “change all that.”
.Efune is also the director of the newspaper’s parent nonprofit, the Gershon Jacobson Foundation.
He is credited with growing the Algemeiner from a Yiddish language print publication to a major international online destination for Jewish, Israel and Middle East -related news.
When Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the United States in 2014, Efune was the only newspaper journalist to interview him, according to The Young Israel of Harrison.
He has two rabbinic degrees and a master’s degree in Hebrew Letters.
Efune, who makes regular appearances on CBS, CNBC, Fox News, CNN and Huffington Post Live, also writes a weekly column. He penned a chapter on former President Barack Obama and his relationship with Israel in the book, “The Global Obama.”
Overflow parking at the synagogue is being accommodated at the Louis M. Klein Middle School lot located at 50 Union Ave.
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