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Perception vs. Reality: Israel in the Media and Beyond

January 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Featuring Award-Winning Israeli Journalist Matti Friedman
6:45: PM Check-in, 7:00 PM Program begins
This program is co-sponsored by AIPAC, Temple De Hirsch Sinai and Herzl-Ner Tamid

For online reservations, please visit:
Registration is required and closes January 8, 2020. This event is off-the-record and closed to the press.
For questions or more information, please contact the AIPAC Seattle Office at (206) 624-5152 or

Matti Friedman is a Canadian-Israeli journalist, author, and contributing opinion writer for The New York Times. He is a former correspondent for The Associated Press, and his work as a reporter has taken him from Israel to Lebanon, Morocco, Moscow, the Caucasus and Washington.

Friedman’s 2016 book Pumpkinfl owers: A Soldier’s Story of a Forgotten War was chosen as a New York Times notable book and as one of Amazon’s 10 best books of the year. It won the 2017 Vine Award for Canadian Jewish literature and was shortlisted for the 2017 RBC Taylor Prize, the Writer’s Trust Pirze, and the Yitzhak Sadeh Prize for military writing (Israel). His first book, The Aleppo Codex, an investigation into the strange fate of an ancient Bible manuscript, won the 2014 Sami Rohr Prize and the American Library Association’s Sophie Brody Medal, and was translated into seven languages. His third book, Spies of No Country, about four Israeli agents in the 1948 war, has received the 2018 Natan Book Award.

Friedman, born in Toronto, has lived in Israel since 1995. He currently resides in Jerusalem with his family.


January 14
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Temple De Hirsch Sinai Seattle
1511 E Pike St
Seattle, WA 98122