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August 30, 2012 1:41 pm
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Algemeiner ‘Editor’s Club’ Hosts Jere Van Dyk, Pays Tribute to Daniel Pearl at Summer Event (PHOTOS)

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Guest speaker Jere Van Dyk. Photo: Sarah Rogers.

The Algemeiner Editor’s Club hosted famed CBS journalist Jere Van Dyk at its first annual Algemeiner Summer Party hosted by Talent Resources CEO Mike Heller.

Van Dyk, who was captured by the Taliban near the border of Pakistan and Afghanistan for 45 days in 2008, spoke of his experiences and the life lessons that he has gleaned from them. He also pledged recognition to the life of Daniel Pearl, the Wall Street Journal journalist who was brutally beheaded by the Taliban  in 2002, saying that he believes the United States took greater steps to save his own life in order to avoid a repeat of the earlier tragedy.

Attendees were served wines and cheeses, and were welcomed by Algemeiner Editor Dovid Efune. Guests included Editor’s Club Honorary Chairs Neil and Sharon Book, boxing superstar Yuri Foreman and fashion designer Heidi Weisel.

Van Dyk is the author of the book ‘Captive’ which tells his story in detail, and can be purchased on Amazon. More information on the Algemeiner Editor’s Club can be found here.

Algemeiner Editor Dovid Efune welcomes the guests.

Guests in attendance. Photo: Sarah Rogers.

Jere Van Dyk shares his experiences with the audience. Photo: Sarah Rogers.

Guests in attendance. Photo: Sarah Rogers.

Host Mike Heller and fashion designer Heidi Weisel. Photo: Sarah Rogers.

Honorary Chairs Neil and Sharon Book (Center) with Joseph Cohen (R) and Romy Cohen(L). Photo: Sarah Rogers.

Guests meet speaker Jere Van Dyk. Photo: Sarah Rogers.

Guests in attendance. Photo: Sarah Rogers.

Guests Joshua Levitt (L) and Daniel Rosen (R). Photo: Sarah Rogers.

Guests Ben Jablonski and Andy Ashwal. Photo: Sarah Rogers.

Host Mike Heller, CEO of Talent Resources. Photo: Sarah Rogers.

Famed journalist and author of 'Captive' Jere Van Dyk. Photo: Sarah Rogers.

Algemeiner Editor Dovid Efune and boxing superstar Yuri Foreman. Photo: Sarah Rogers.

Guests in attendance. Photo: Sarah Rogers.

The party featured wine and cheese. Photo: Sarah Rogers.

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