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  • Cheerful and diplomatic, Ambassador Oren addresses L.A.

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    January 17, 2013 | 10:03 am

    In a speech about the U.S.-Israel relationship delivered in Los Angeles on Tuesday evening, Jan. 15, Michael Oren, Israel's ambassador to the United States, drew on his expertise as a historian of the Middle East to illustrate the strength of the alliance between the two countries....

  • 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...

  • Jewish groups stake out opposing positions on penalizing Palestinians

    December 31, 2012 | 9:15 am

    Two major Jewish groups are at odds over the prospect of penalties for the Palestinians in the wake of their enhanced U.N. status.

    The American Israel Public Affairs Committee in recent weeks has backed two congressional bids to at least shut down the Palestine Liberation...

  • Report: Ron Dermer to become Israel’s ambassador in U.S.

    December 28, 2012 | 9:25 am

    Ron Dermer, an adviser to Israeli Prime Minister Bejamin Netanyahu, is set to replace Michael Oren as Israel's ambassador to the United States, an Israeli newspaper reported.

    The daily Makor Rishon on Friday reported that Oren has requested to end his tenure in the spring of...

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  • Oren: Netanyahu’s Iran anxieties misread as election interference

    December 12, 2012 | 2:01 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's pleadings regarding the Iranian nuclear threat were misinterpreted as interfering in the U.S. election, Israel's ambassador to Washington said.

    "One of the great challenges we faced was that everything in this country was seen through...

  • December 10, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 10, 2012 | 12:47 am

    In-depth

    Why Obama Will Ignore Israel

    Peter Beinart explains in the Daily Beast why the White House is adopting what one adminstration official calls 'benign neglect'.

    What America won’t do, however, unless events on the ground dramatically change, is appoint a big-name...

  • Oren—first item on U.S.-Israel agenda is Palestinian statehood bid

    November 9, 2012 | 9:26 am

    The Palestinians' bid for an upgrade in U.N. status is of immediate concern in the U.S.-Israel relationship, Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren said in a post-U.S. election interview.

    "We regard this with the utmost seriousness and are closely communicating with the United States...

  • As Clinton rejects Iran ‘deadlines,’ Lieberman says attack on Iran would get bipartisan support

    September 11, 2012 | 1:26 pm

    U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman said an American-led coalition to attack at least some of Iran’s nuclear facilities would get bipartisan support.

    Speaking Monday at B'nai B'rith International's policy conference here, Lieberman (I-Conn.) said, “There will be overwhelming bipartisan...

  • Oren ‘categorically denies’ he singled out GOP as taking partisan Israel shots

    September 4, 2012 | 3:10 pm

    Israel's ambassador to Washington, Michael Oren, "categorically denied"  that he specified the Republican Party when he described as harmful making Israel a partisan issue.

    "I categorically deny that I ever characterized Republican policies as harmful to Israel," Oren said in a...

  • Michael Oren: Iran targeted Israeli Embassy

    August 16, 2012 | 10:09 am

    UPDATE (9:09 p.m.): On previous occasions, Israeli officials have suggested that Israel is considering a massive, crippling attack on Iran before it can move its nuclear facilities to safety deep underground. Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren did not use that language in his interview...

  • July 29, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 29, 2012 | 12:33 am

    In-depth

    Syrian Chemical Weapons and Al-Qaida

    Writing in Algemeiner, Dore Gold warns that Syria’s WMD stockpile must be secured, and not just to prevent attacks in the Mideast.

    Jordan’s King Abdullah specifically warned in a CNN interview on July 18 that Syrian chemical weapons...

  • July 22, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 22, 2012 | 12:26 am

    In-depth

    Is Assad finished?

    Alex Rowell of NOW Lebanon asks what happens now that the Syrian president has lost key members of his inner circle.

    Andrew Tabler, senior fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, believes that the regime itself may outlive its current...

  • May 16, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 16, 2012 | 4:49 am

    An Integrated Imperative: Attack Iran and Launch a Regional Peace Initiative

    Prof. Yehezkel Dror wrote for the Begin-Sadat Center at Bar-Ilan University that an Israeli push ‎for regional peace would go some way to mitigating any adverse responses should it ‎decide to attack...

  • Students stage walkout protest of Oren’s GW speech

    May 1, 2012 | 12:56 pm

    A group of protesting students silently walked out of a speech by Israel’s U.S. ambassador, Michael Oren, at George Washington University.

    Near the beginning of the speech Monday night in Washington, more than a dozen students walked out of the room, with one holding a sign that...

  • Opinion: Suppression: The Israeli government & 60 Minutes

    April 26, 2012 | 4:56 pm

    [Read a rebuttal by CAMERA here.]

    As one who has been harping for years on the Israel lobby’s unique ability to silence critics of Israeli policies whether they work in politics, the media, academia or anywhere else, I can’t say that I am surprised by the brouhaha surrounding...

  • Agreements with Israeli schools a turning point for UC Irvine

    April 25, 2012 | 12:33 pm

    Few universities have garnered as much international attention and Jewish communal concern over student-led, anti-Israel and sometimes anti-Semitic activities on campus than the University of California, Irvine (UCI).

    A history of incendiary demonstrations demonizing Israel; a...

  • ‘60 Minutes’ slammed on segment on Christians in Israel

    April 24, 2012 | 10:30 am

    Thousands of Christian and Jewish supporters of Israel have bombarded CBS executives with complaints about a “60 Minutes” segment that blamed Israel for the exodus of Christians from the West Bank and Jerusalem.

    In the segment that aired Sunday, correspondent Bob Simon, Palestinian...

  • Berman’s Israeli investor visa bill: a small (and problematic) fix

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    February 15, 2012 | 7:12 pm

    This entry takes a closer look at a bill mentioned near the end of the run-down of the race in the 30th district that appears in the newest issue of the Jewish Journal.

    When Rep. Howard Berman (D-Van Nuys) introduced a bill that would allow certain Israeli entrepreneurs to apply for...

  • Oren holds Hispanic outreach event

    December 15, 2011 | 10:21 am

    Michael Oren, the Israeli ambassador to Washington, hosted Hispanic leadership for a cultural evening, the latest in a series of engagements with U.S. minorities.

    Oren on Wednesday dined at his residence with about 65 Hispanic leaders from Congress, the Obama administration and...

  • N.J. Gov. Christie says he’s headed to Israel in ‘12

    October 25, 2011 | 11:17 am

    Chris Christie said he will travel to Israel as part of his first official overseas trip as New Jersey governor.

    Christie made the announcement Monday after meeting with Israeli ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren, The Star-Ledger reported. 

    “We look forward to...

  • ‘Irvine 11’ attorneys appeal conviction

    October 20, 2011 | 4:20 pm

    Attorneys for 10 Muslim students convicted of disrupting a speech given by Israeli ambassador at UC Irvine last year, filed a notice of appeal Wednesday, arguing that the law used to convict the students was “vague and unconstitutional.”

    The students — three from UC Riverside...

  • Opinion: Avoid zero-sum thinking

    By  David A. Lehrer

    September 27, 2011 | 7:20 pm

    The journalist Robert Wright argues in his book “Nonzero” that communication, cooperation and trust increase the likelihood that humans can avoid that favored term of game theorists: the zero-sum game. Whereas greater complexity and nuance allow us to avoid the zero-sum trap, the...

  • ‘Irvine 11’ verdict keeps debate going

    September 27, 2011 | 6:56 pm

    When all is said and done, there has been no final resolution in the “Irvine 11” case, which for more than a year has divided Jews and Muslims as well as the Jewish community itself.

    After an Orange County jury deliberated for two days and found 10 Muslim students guilty of two...

  • ‘Irvine 11’ students found guilty [UPDATE: SENTENCING]

    September 23, 2011 | 5:10 pm

    [UPDATED: 3:00 p.m.]  This story has been updated to add the recent sentencing of the convicted students.

    After two days of deliberation, the jury in the “Irvine 11” case returned a verdict. An Orange County jury on Friday found 10 Muslim students guilty of two misdemeanors,...

  • Verdict reached in 'Irvine 11' case [UPDATE]

    September 23, 2011 | 1:45 pm

    UPDATE [11:45 a.m.] All 10 students found guilty on two misdemeanor counts of conspiring to and then disrupting a speech given by Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren at the University of California, Irvine on Feb. 8, 2010. Sentencing will follow later today.

    Wednesday, Sept. 21.
    After...

  • ‘All hands’ needed in September, Oren tells Jewish Dems

    August 11, 2011 | 8:51 am

    Israeli ambassador Michael Oren told Jewish Democrats that Israel needs “all hands on deck” ahead of a Palestinian push for statehood.

    Oren, in a conference call Monday with the National Jewish Democratic Council leadership, also called for bipartisanship, saying it is in...

  • West losing its focus on Iran, Oren says

    July 6, 2011 | 2:59 pm

    Iran is “stealing bases” while the world is preoccupied with other matters, said Israel’s U.S. ambassador, Michael Oren.

    The West is losing focus on Iran as it grapples with economic problems and the uncertainties of the Arab Spring, Oren said in a call Wednesday with reporters...

  • Oren presents Israel’s priorities for talks

    June 30, 2011 | 1:27 pm

    Israel’s U.S. ambassador, Michael Oren, outlined for Jewish leaders his country’s list of priorities in framing peace talks with the Palestinians.

    Oren, speaking Thursday in a conference call, said Israel was ready to accept President Obama’s outline on May 19 of renewed talks,...

  • 'Irvine 11' plead not guilty in Oren incident

    April 18, 2011 | 8:25 am

    Eleven Muslim students arrested for disrupting a speech by Israeli U.S. Ambassador Michael Oren at the University of California, Irvine pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges.

    The students were arraigned April 15 in Orange County Superior Court on charges of conspiracy to disturb...

  • 'Irvine 11' wants D.A. removed from case

    March 11, 2011 | 3:20 pm

    Attorneys representing the Irvine 11 – Muslim college students who face misdemeanor criminal charges over the disruption of a 2010 speech by Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren at UCI – asked a judge to remove the O.C. District Attorney’s office from the case during an arraignment...

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