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  • Foreign Ministry strike may delay Dermer move to D.C.

    July 15, 2013 | 4:17 pm

    Ron Dermer may take up his new diplomatic position as Israel’s next ambassador to the United States later than originally planned due to a strike by Foreign Ministry employees.

    Dermer, who was officially named to the position last week, was scheduled to take up his post next...

  • Ron Dermer officially named Israel’s U.S. ambassador

    July 9, 2013 | 10:07 am

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu named Ron Dermer as Israel’s next ambassador to the United States.

    The Prime Minister’s Office announced Tuesday in a statement that Netanyahu had decided to appoint his former senior adviser to the post.

    “Ron Dermer has all the qualities...

  • Michael Oren is staying put — which is a good thing

    By Rob Eshman

    January 17, 2013 | 9:49 am

    Michael Oren is Israel’s ambassador to the United States. And he has no plans to stop being Israel’s ambassador to the United States. 

    This was news to me, as reports abound on the Internet that, as of March 2013, Ron Dermer, a senior adviser to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...

  • As protests rage over anti-Muslim movie, the cast claims it was misled by script

    September 13, 2012 | 7:58 am

    Protests over an anti-Muslim film continued outside the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, while in Yemen security guards fired at demonstrators who stormed the U.S. Embassy gates.

    On Thursday in Yemen, the protesters tore down the American flag and burned it, according to reports. The...

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  • Slain U.S. Ambassador Stevens helped nurture Libyan democracy

    September 12, 2012 | 9:13 am

    Christopher Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya killed in the Libyan city Benghazi, was deeply involved in the transition of the North African state and had been U.S. envoy to the rebels who overthrew strongman Muammar Gadhafi last year.

    Stevens, 52, who had been ambassador to...

  • U.S. envoy to Libya killed over anti-Muslim movie

    September 12, 2012 | 7:38 am

    The U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other American diplomats were killed, and the U.S. embassy in Cairo was attacked over an anti-Muslim movie.

    Amb. John Christopher Stevens and three unnamed diplomats were killed Tuesday night in a rocket attack on their car in Benghazi, the...

  • Israel calls in Egypt envoy, says peace deal vital

    September 16, 2011 | 9:21 am

    Israel’s foreign ministry called in the Egyptian ambassador on Friday to stress the importance of the two countries’ historic peace accord, an Israeli official said, after Egypt’s prime minister said the treaty was not “sacred”.

    Egyptian Prime Minister Essam Sharaf told Turkish...

  • Sarah Palin must be so proud - Bristol is cashing in!

    By Julia Bendis

    April 7, 2011 | 2:24 pm

    While reading the newspaper, I stumbled upon an article talking about Sarah Palin’s daughter, Bristol.  Apparently, being an unwed teenage Mother in this country really pays off!  Bristol was named an Ambassador of Candie’s Foundation to speak and spread awareness about being a...

  • Meet Houda Ezra Ebrahim Nonoo, Bahrain’s Jewish U.S. ambassador

    March 16, 2011 | 2:14 pm

    The appointment of Houda Ezra Ebrahim Nonoo (46), the first female Ambassador from Bahrain and the first Jewish Ambassador of an Arab country in Washington, was praised by U.S. diplomats when it was revealed recently in one of the Wikileaks cables.

    It’s not rare to hear in...

  • Israel’s U.N. ambassador: Life might be easier without U.N.

    November 8, 2010 | 10:49 am

    Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations told JTA that “life might be easier” if the world body didn’t exist.

    Meron Reuben added, however, that “whether we like it or not, we have to partake in its deliberations.”

    The United Nations “is the most important multilateral...

  • Michael Oren, making the case for Obama

    September 7, 2010 | 1:27 pm

    Michael Oren outlines what may be his toughest assignment: Making the case to a skeptical public for a leader who’s hard to pin down.

    Pitching Bibi to the Americans?

    No, that’s an easy one.

    The real problem for the Israeli ambassador to Washington is how to make Israelis...

  • South Africa to return ambassador soon

    June 11, 2010 | 10:39 am

    South Africa’s ambassador to Israel is to return “within two to three weeks,” an official said.

    The announcement came Wednesday in a statement released by the South African Union of Jewish Students, citing a spokesperson for South Africa’s Department of International Relations and...

  • Senior diplomat: Ambassador not a reward for Syria

    April 22, 2010 | 11:09 am

    Washington should not limit communication with Damascus over an alleged arms transfer to Hezbollah, a senior U.S. diplomat said.

    Jeffrey Feltman, the former U.S. ambassador to Lebanon and current assistant secretary of the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, testified Wednesday before...

  • Oren tapped as envoy

    May 4, 2009 | 1:41 pm

    Israel’s new government has selected Michael Oren as its ambassador to Washington.

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Oren Sunday night to inform him that he had been selected, according to a statement released Monday from the Prime Minister’s Office.

    Oren, a dual...

  • Michael Oren Picked to Be Israel’s Next US Ambassador

    By Rob Eshman

    May 4, 2009 | 2:22 am

    Why did Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu select Michael Oren as Israel’s next Ambassador to the United States?

    That’s a question many among Israel’s political and religious right are asking in the wake of the Princeton-educated historian’s appointment to the country’s most...

  • First female Israel ambassador to U.N. shows humor, optimism

    By Tom Tugend

    November 20, 2008 | 2:42 am

    Gabriela Shalev is a self-declared optimist, which is a useful personality trait if you are Israel's recently appointed ambassador to the United Nations.

    Since the United Nation's default position is to condemn Israel, while warmly applauding the appearance of Iranian President...

  • Israel taps ‘political outsider’ as new U.N. ambassador

    By Dina Kraft

    August 12, 2008 | 6:41 pm

    TEL AVIV (JTA)—An exceptional intellect paired with an unflappable exterior are traits Gabriela Shalev’s high-powered colleagues and friends say will serve her well when she leaves for New York to become Israel’s next ambassador to the United Nations.

    Shalev, an internationally...

  • Former Jewish Agency head tapped as Israel’s next ambassador to U.S.

    By Ron Kampeas

    October 12, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    One of Sallai Meridor's first acts as chairman-elect of the Jewish Agency for Israel was to deliver relief to a Muslim country, Albania.
     
    The delivery of food and medicine to refugees from the Kosovo crisis in April 1999 was a first for the organization best known for rescuing...
  • France Honors Quiet Diplomacy of Rabbi

    By Tom Tugend

    April 13, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Quiet diplomacy rarely makes headlines, but one example of the art received public recognition this month when France bestowed one of its highest honors on Rabbi Gary Greenebaum.

    In conferring the National Order of Merit, France's second highest civilian award, on the Western...

  • Transplant Recipient Will Parade Success

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    December 29, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Like many native Angelenos, Ilene Feder has never been to the annual Rose Parade in Pasadena. However, the Studio City resident not only will be attending the New Year's day festivities on Monday, Jan. 2, for the 118th Rose Parade, but will have a vantage point few get to...

  • Nation & World Briefs

    July 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    London, Tel Aviv Bombing Link

    One of the terrorists in the July 7 London transit-system bombings reportedly knew one of the bombers in a 2003 Tel Aviv terrorist attack. Mohammed Siddique Khan knew Omar Sharif, one of the two British terrorists to attack Mike's Place, a Tel Aviv...

  • Q & A With Daniel Ayalon

    By Howard Blume

    July 21, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The mid-August Israeli pullout from Gaza is fraught with risks and unknowns, but the Israeli government remains committed to "unilateral disengagement," says Daniel Ayalon, Israel's ambassador to the United States. Ayalon spoke with The Journal about the reasons for disengagement, a...

  • Q & A With András Simony

    By David Finnigan

    February 26, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    András Simonyi, Hungary's ambassador to the United States, made his first visit to the Museum of Tolerance Feb. 11 to plan a spring memorial marking this year's 60th anniversary of the Nazi deportation of Hungarian Jews in 1944.

    A trim man who speaks in the short but thoughtful...

  • Community Briefs

    April 30, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Armenians Threaten Another Protest

    A group of 14 Armenian American college students, who ended a six-day hunger strike outside the Museum of Tolerance on April 21, have threatened to resume their protests unless the museum gives the recognition to the Armenian genocide of 1915,...

  • Ross Options

    By Mike Levy

    April 18, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    In his featured speech to the crowd assembled for the Yom HaShoah program at Sinai Temple, Ambassador Dennis Ross, the diplomatic point man for the Israeli-Palestinian peace process during previous administrations of George Bush and Bill Clinton, acknowledged his disappointment in...