Tag Archive for Michael Oren

Bucking ‘The Squad’ 41 US House Democrats arrive in Jerusalem, showing support

Addressing those who refused the call to boycott the trip to the Jewish State, Israel’s former Ambassador to the US, Michael Oren said, “I think this is the pro-Israel stream in the Democratic Party, which is the mainstream of the party.”



The 41 US House Democrats who arrived in Israel on Monday on a trip sponsored by an AIPAC affiliated charity are doing more than “just” showing mainstream Democratic support for Israel, they are wresting control of the party from the high-profile Progressive wing trying to hijack it.

A part of this wing – embodied by congresswomen Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Alexandira Ocasio-Cortez – despises Israel and AIPAC with a venom that sometimes crosses the line into antisemitism. Continue Reading »

French envoy to Israel chides Deputy minister Michael Oren on Twitter

After French Ambassador to Israel Hélène Le Gal Tweets, ‘Shame on you Oren. You didn’t read the resolution.’ for his condemnation of French support of UN’s resolution on ‘international protection’ for Palestinians, she ‘liked’ Emmanuel Navon‏’s tweet that said, “The draft resolution was wrong, one-sided and unbalanced.”

Itamar Eichner


Deputy Minister Michael Oren got into an exchange of condemnations on Twitter with the French ambassador on Saturday after France voted in favor of a Kuwait-proposed resolution draft on “international protection” for the Palestinian people.

“Praise for the US for vetoing Security Council resolution on Gaza that didn’t mention Hamas and condemned the IDF for defending Israel. Continue Reading »

Abbas’ assaults continue by seeking US Ambassador put on ‘global terror list’

Palestinian autocrat Mahmoud Abbas’s Information Ministry published a report calling for the American ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, to be added to a “global terror list”.
 – Dep. Minister Michael Oren suggests the U.S. deport their PA envoy, after Abbas’ government called for Ambassador Friedman to be labelled a ‘terrorist’.

By David Rosenberg


The Palestinian Authority has called for the American ambassador to Israel to be placed on an international terror watch list, days after PA chief Mahmoud Abbas called the ambassador a “son of a dog”.

PA officials ramped up their rhetoric against US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman on Thursday, with the PA’s Information Ministry publishing a report calling for Friedman to be added to a “global terror list”. Continue Reading »

‘John Kerry has acrimonious obsession with Israel, antipathy towards Netanyahu’

After the former Secretary of State gave a skewed interview with AP, saturated with misrepresentations of Binyamin Netanyhau, Israel’s Ambassador to the US during the Obama days, MK Michael Oren, spotlighted John Kerry’s unhealthy, ‘obsessive’ anti-Israel bias and antipathy towards the Jewish State’s Prime Minister.

By David Rosenberg


Former Israeli Ambassador to the US and current Kulanu MK Michael Oren made a rare public jab at a senior Obama administration official on Wednesday, accusing former Secretary of State and the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry of harboring an ‘obsessive’ anti-Israel bias and antipathy towards the country’s Prime Minister, Binyamin Netanyhau. Continue Reading »

Jerusalem setting up conditions to draw Hollywood productions to Israel


MK Michael Oren moves to realize formation of “Holy-wood” film authority, with special grants of up to 35% of investment value, paving the way for Israel to host big-budget productions for Hollywood.

By Mati Tuchfled



A new initiative by the Finance Ministry aims to turn Israel into a desirable location for the biggest Hollywood producers, Israel Hayom learned over the weekend.

Formulated by MK Michael Oren, deputy minister for foreign policy in the Prime Minister’s Office, the plan would have Israel establish a new government body to attract big-budget productions by wooing them with sizable grants.

Oren came up with the plan after commissioning a professional survey from international consulting firm KPMG. Continue Reading »

MK Oren: ‘We do not depend on the US, 6 Day War was waged without firing U.S. bullets’


While visiting students at the Elisha pre-military academy, MK Michael Oren, the Deputy Minister for Diplomacy in the Prime Minister’s Office said, “The key link that connects the U.S to us is the Bible and our right to the Land of Israel.”

Arutz Sheva Staff


MK Oren visited the academy today, where he met with director Yoni Konforti and learned of the challenges students face during the preparatory program.

After meeting with the students, Oren told them about his experiences, how he immigrated to Israel at the age of 15 after experiencing anti-Semitism in the US, his induction into the IDF as a lone soldier, and his term as the Israeli Ambassador to the US, where he worked with the Obama Administration. Continue Reading »

MK Michael Oren has a peace plan ‘that will also take the air out of BDS’


Israel’s former ambassador to the US, MK Oren has a plan that lays the groundwork for the 2-state solution, one he believes will ‘take the air out of BDS’ and the only suggestion to be made by this gov’t to the Knesset.

By Yuval Karni


Member of Knesset (MK) Michael Oren has expressed his frustration with the government’s lack of initiative in reviving the peace process and put forth his own proposal. He’s the first coalition MK to present any type of political arrangement to the current Knesset

Every MK who spoke at the Yedioth Ahronoth conference claimed that there’s no connection between political stagnation and Israeli policy, and the boycott against Israel. Continue Reading »

MK Oren: Obama ‘fabricated’ diplomatic crises with Israel to appease Palestinians


Former Israeli Ambassador to the US blames Obama & his administration for having intentionally ‘fabricated’ crises to create distance between the historic allies in a strategy to appease the Palestinians, that in the end, backfired and made them even more intransigent, and hurt White House-Israel relations.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


Last year, Kulanu MK and former Israeli Ambassador to the US Michael Oren received heavy criticism in some circles for his book Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide.

With the release of the book’s Hebrew edition, Oren spoke to Arutz Sheva, discussing in depth the tensions between Israel and the Obama administration and the push back he received for the English edition.
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This article was withdrawn as proven to be false.

IsraelandStuff regrets publishing an article not factually correct and apologies to MK Oren for our mistake.



English translation belowבעקבות הציטוט השקרי שיוחס אלי היום, דובר עיריית באר שבע (שהוא גם העורך של תכנית שבתרבות) הוצי…

Posted by ‎מייקל אורן Michael Oren‎ on Saturday, November 28, 2015

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MK Michael Oren: Obama changed 40-yr US policy on ’67 lines without consulting Israel

In Michael Oren’s new book, the new Knesset Member describes his impressions from when he was Israel’s  ambassador to the United States between 2009-2013.



President Barack Obama endorsed the Palestinian position on the 1967 lines in 2011 and by so doing altered more than 40 years of American policy without prior consultation with Israel, former ambassador to the US Michael Oren writes in a book to be published later this month.

Former ambassador to the US Michael Oren. – Photo: WIKIMEDIA COMMONS/ANNE MANDLEBAUM

Oren, in an account of the book that appeared Friday in The New York Jewish Week, wrote that the Prime Minister’s Office was outraged at the move, and instructed him to call congressional leaders. Continue Reading »

Former Israeli Amb. Michael Oren: Israeli Left politicians ‘Have Crashed’

Israel’s former envoy to U.S. says the Left refuses to accept the reality that Palestinian leaders have chosen a destructive path and aren’t interested in negotiations.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


Israel’s former ambassador to the United States Dr. Michael Oren addressed the Saban Forum Saturday on the topic of the political process between Israel and the Palestinian Authority – and had some damning words for the Israeli Left.

The Left in Israel has crashed, because it has not yet internalized that the Palestinians are not part of the negotiations, and aren’t interested in being so,” said Oren. “The Palestinians have chosen a different path, the destructive path of delegitimization of Israel.”

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Temple Mount: Islamic revisionist denial affronts both Jews and Christians



“Temple Denial” is thoroughly political – a weapon used to attack the legitimacy of the Jewish State, explains Archaeologist Dr. Gabriel Barkay

Former Israeli Ambassador to the US Michael Oren agrees, saying, “Temple Denial…is also denial of the Gospels.”


Although the current Temple Mount debate focuses on Jewish and Muslim worship, the holy site also has religious significance to Christians. Who practices their religion on the Temple Mount is a very different question to who can stake religious claim to the holy site.
Border Police officers patrol Temple Mount area

Border Police officers patrol Temple Mount. – Photo: REUTERS

Last week Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Jordan’s King Abdullah and US Secretary of State John Kerry to discuss the recent incidents of terror provoked by  the Temple Mount debate.
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Ex-Ambassador Michael Oren Joins CNN as Their Mid-East Commentator

The former Israeli ambassador to the U.S., who had his share of run-ins with mainstream media, was very popular with American Jewish groups during his 4-year term in D.C.

By and


Michael Oren, former Israeli ambassador to the United States, has joined CNN as a commentator on the Middle East, JTA reported Thursday, quoting the news channel.

Michael Oren

Michael Oren. – Photo: Bloomberg

The U.S.-born Oren, who handed over his ambassadorial post in September to Ron Dermer, was very popular with American Jewish groups during his four-year stint in Washington. Before that, he wrote two best-selling books of history – “Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East,” and “Power, Faith and Fantasy: America in the Middle East, 1776 to the Present.” Continue Reading »

Israel’s Ambassador to U.S. Oren: Israel wanted Assad out since Syrian war started

Ambassador Oren: Jerusalem prefers ‘bad guys who aren’t backed by Iran’, adding, ‘Assad’s overthrow could also weaken Hezbollah.’

By Reuters


Israel’s ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren, says Israel has wanted to see Syrian President Bashar Assad removed from power since before the outbreak of war there – a shift from its publicly-stated position.

Michael Oren.

Michael Oren – Photo: Bloomberg

It sees his defeat by rebels who include Al Qaida-linked Islamists as preferable to his current alliance with Iran, Oren said.

His comments in an interview with the Jerusalem Post marked a move in Israel’s public position on the civil war in Syria. Continue Reading »

American born Amb. Michael Oren returns home to Israel

Completing his 4 years in office Michael Oren, Israel’s Ambassador to the U.S. talks of his close relations with U.S. officials, getting Obama’s help during Carmel fire disaster & ‘yelling’ at Washington Post editor over doctored photo.

By Yitzhak Benhorin


WASHINGTON – Michael Oren finds it tremendously painful when people doubt his “Israeliness”. He spent long periods of time in Israel in the 1970s, made official aliyah in 1979, joined the IDF‘s Paratroopers Brigade and fought in the 1982 Lebanon War.

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Amb. Michael Oren – Photo: Courtesy of the Israel Embassy in DC

This week, after it was decided to appoint Ron Dermer as the next Israeli ambassador to the United States, Oren told Ynet: “I’m still surprised that some people, even advisers in the Prime Minister’s Office, ask me if I’m Israeli.” Continue Reading »