COVERAGE: U.S. Ambassador David Friedman Addresses B’nai B’rith Journalism Awards, Video, Pictures, More
The 2017 B’nai B’rith World Center Award for Journalism Recognizing Excellence in Diaspora Reportaģe ceremony was held on June 27, 2017, and was covered by multiple media outlets, including The Jerusalem Post, The Times of Israel, Haaretz, Israel Radio, Army Radio, i24News and CBN TV.
The winner of the award, which recognizes excellence in Diaspora reportage in Israeli print, broadcast and digital media, was Yaniv Pohoryles, home page editor and writer for the Jewish World section of Ynet, one of Israel’s most popular online news sites. Pohoryles was chosen for a series of nine articles published over the course of 2016 that covered Jewish communities in the U.S. and France, Jewish demography, Israel-Diaspora relations, Jewish sportsmen, fundraising, aliyah and Kosher food, among other topics.
United States Ambassador to Israel David M. Friedman delivered the keynote address.
A special citation was conferred upon Israeli singer/songwriter David Broza for fostering Israel-Diaspora relations through the arts.
David M. Friedman
United States Ambassador to Israel
Ynet, Home Page Editor And Jewish World Writer
Ynet: Ynet reporter to receive B’nai B’rith journalism award
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The Times of Israel
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The 2016 B’nai B’rith World Center Award for Journalism Recognizing Excellence in Diaspora Reportaģe ceremony was held on July 7, 2016, and was covered by The Times of Israel and Haaretz.
Winners of the award, which recognizes excellence in Diaspora reportage in Israel print, broadcast and digital media, were Amanda Borschel-Dan, the Times of Israel’s Jewish World editor and Allison Kaplan Sommer, staff writer at Haaretz. Both journalists submitted an impressive array of articles on Diaspora communities and Israel-Diaspora relations published during 2015.
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Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer delivered the keynote address, which was also covered by The Times of Israel.
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Israeli Ambassador to the U.S.
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The latter was awarded to the totally charming Idan Raichel, who, though he had to rush off to a performance, nonetheless decided not to cheat the audience at the awards ceremony at the Konrad Adenauer Center in Jerusalem and performed briefly before exiting. In accepting the citation, he spoke with a degree of modesty tinged with pride, saying that in several countries he and his group are regarded as the sound track of Israel, just as Édith Piaf is regarded as the sound track of France, and Miriam Makeba the sound track of Africa.
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