Who in the Devil Is Michael Oren? | Steven White
Posted: 07/09/2015 12:11 pm EDT Updated: 13 minutes ago
The other day an acquaintance called and said: “Hey, you’re an Israel guy, just who in the devil is Michael Oren and what’s the fuss!?” I replied, “Michael is an Irish drum-playing, fellow ADHD afflicted soul who was once told, as an 8 year old boy, to “F-Off” by Mickey Mantle. Most profoundly for me, Michael is a man I am privileged to call my friend. He is also a celebrated Israeli-American historian, Israel’s former Ambassador to the United States (2009-2013) and now a member of the Israeli Knesset who recently published a highly controversial memoir of his time in Washington titled: Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide.
The heart of the fuss is Iran. Contrary to a number of his critics, it is not about Michael’s personal analysis of what…
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