The Algemeiner, a global news destination published online and in print, serves as an independent media voice covering the Middle East, Israel and matters of Jewish interest around the world.
It was founded in 1972 by famed journalist Gershon Jacobson as Der Algemeiner Journal and was originally published in Yiddish. Algemeiner is a Yiddish/German word that means “universal” or “all inclusive.” It was chosen because of Gershon’s stated desire to reach as many people as possible with the paper’s coverage.
The Algemeiner’s advisory board was led by Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel until his passing in 2016. The Algemeiner is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is funded by private donors.
The Algemeiner’s editors and correspondents include veteran journalists from the United States, Israel and Europe. Dovid Efune serves as editor-in-chief and CEO.
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