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Dear Reader,

As we approach the Jewish New Year celebration of Rosh Hashana, I am pleased to share with you, our supporters and partners, the insider highlights of the last few months at The Algemeiner. Our continued successes are a direct result of your support, specifically of our Israel Campaign in July.

We will continue to send you updates like this one on a regular basis so that you can remain fully informed of The Algemeiner’s exciting progress. As always, I look forward to hearing your valuable feedback and insights.

So, here are the highlights in brief. More details can be found at the end of this email.

1. During Israel’s Operation Protective Edge in Gaza our monthly readership reached an all time high of 2.63 million hits.

2. Our influence and thought leadership role was highlighted significantly during the war. We have seen on the ground impact as a result of our coverage and have been cited by many major publications.

3. The Algemeiner Young Leadership Summer Benefit was attended by almost 300 supporters in their 20s and 30s. Our Israel Campaign raised $100,000 within 24 hours to expand our team in Israel.

4. We have started work on a cutting edge upgrade of our website which we are set to unveil in the coming months.

This is just a taste of our continuing growth and impact on the larger community, both in the U.S. and in Israel. I very much look forward to staying in close touch with each of you.

It’s an honor to be working with you on behalf of Israel and the Jewish people. Together we are making a real difference.

Thank you for your confidence in us and for your ongoing generous support of our work.

Warmly wishing you and yours a year of blessing and success,

Dovid Efune

More details:

1. During Israel’s Operation Protective Edge we saw a significant surge in demand for our unique perspective and coverage. We reached a record for our 30-day rolling total of over 2.63 million hits.Throughout the entire duration of the 50-day war we attracted close to 4 million hits in total.

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The Abu Dhabi Book Fair.

2. During the operation, our stories were quoted in a number of the world’s leading publications. Among those (links embedded) that quoted The Algemeiner, some of them frequently, were, The Washington Post, Newsweek, New York Daily News, New York Observer, Fox News, Breitbartand Al Arabiya. As a result of The Algemeiner’s reporting earlier this year, a major music producer canceled a performance by an Egyptian singer who announced that his first song would be “I Hate Israel.”Additionally, the Abu Dhabi book fair removed anti-Semitic texts because of an Algemeiner report.

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Master of Ceremonies Courtney Davis,

3. The Algemeiner Young Leadership Editor’s Club hosted close to 300 supporters in their 20s and 30s for our 3rd annual Summer Benefit in June.The event honored New York Observer Editor-in-Chief Ken Kurson and Forbes investigative star Richard Behar. Our Israel Campaign in July was our first major successful crowd-funding effort, attracting 250 new supporters.

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4. We have kicked off work on an extensive website upgrade that will significantly increase our user engagement, advertising revenue and our capacity to accommodate more readers without risking our servers. The new site will also be fully responsive and mobile optimized to accommodate our almost 50% of readers who visit from mobile devices.

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