Algemeiner Editor-in-Chief Discusses Trump’s Peacemaking Approach, Netanyahu’s Legacy and the Importance of Listening to the Other Side
Algemeiner Editor-in-Chief Dovid Efune recently appeared on JBS’ “L’Chayim” program and held a wide-ranging discussion with host Mark S. Golub about many pressing issues related to the Jewish people and State of Israel.
On America’s effort to revive the long-dormant Israeli-Palestinian peace process, Efune credited President Donald Trump for paying “far more attention to the facts, to the truths, of the conflict than any previous administration has.”
“He’s created sticks, if you will, that are suspended over the Palestinians that are, frankly, ready to fall if they don’t respond to some of the issues he’s been pushing,” Efune said.
One such matter, Efune noted, is the Palestinian Authority’s policy of providing funds to terrorists and their families. This issue is the focus of the Taylor Force Act, which is currently making its way through Congress.
Turning the PA’s “pay-to-slay” policy into a central issue, Efune said, has been “one of, if not the, greatest blessings for Israel from the Trump administration.”
Efune praised Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for bringing the Jewish state “into a new era, in terms of its relations with countries across the world.”
“This prime minister, I think, will go down in history as one of the Israeli greats,” Efune predicted.
Given the current political divides in the Jewish world, Efune emphasized, “I think it’s very important for someone who’s attempting to speak to a broad audience, as we are…to be as familiar as possible with many different opposing views as possible.”
Watch the full interview below: