17 2016

Passport to Israel: Yom Ha'atzmaut Lunch Featuring Matti Friedman

12:00PM - 2:00PM  

Merage Jewish Community Center 1 Federation Way Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92603

Contact Geri Dorman

$ Cost $ 35.00

Includes Israeli lunch and shuk (Israeli market). Buy your tickets early, this event sold-out the last two years!

Today an award-winning author, between 2006 and 2011, Friedman was a reporter and editor in the Jerusalem bureau of the Associated Press (AP) news agency. Following the 2014 Israel–Gaza conflict, he wrote an essay that went "viral" discussing how the media dissects and magnifies Israel’s flaws while purposely erasing those of its enemies. Friedman will continue to write about the challenges and opportunities the press presents for Israel’s future. He promises to be provocative and inspiring.