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Michael Oren

Moving Beyond Our Comfort Zones: Seeking Signs of Peace in Israel and Palestine

Dr. Saud Anwar | Posted 08.30.2015 | Politics
Dr. Saud Anwar

While religion has been used as a tool to divide people, it can become a bridge that unites them. That is why my colleagues and I spent several days studying the Talmud and attending synagogue. It had the effect of deepening both our understanding and respect for the people, their culture and heritage.

Is It Ever Okay for Israelis to Criticize American Jews?

Rabbi Evan Moffic | Posted 07.09.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Evan Moffic

I don't know when we will see peace, but I have faith that someday we will. In the meantime, it is our obligation--our privilege--to support those working, like Michael Oren, to protect our ancient ideals and ensure the survival of that land that is a refuge and home for so many.

Who in the Devil Is Michael Oren?

Steven White | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics
Steven White

Michael is a man who willingly traded in his right to self-express for the privilege of defending his nation diplomatically. He is something he would never call himself -- a patriot.

Former Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren: Obama Is 'Pro-Israel'

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 07.06.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

While President Obama has reiterated his support for a strong Israeli-American relationship, some have questioned his commitment to the Jewish state, ...

Oren's Orgy of Self-Justification

James Zogby | Posted 07.04.2015 | Politics
James Zogby

The book is instructive and disturbing on many levels. First and foremost, I was struck by the arrogance and the sense of impunity with which Ally was written. No one who criticizes Israel is spared from Oren's venomous pen. Two targets receive special attention: President Obama and liberal American Jews.

Israeli Envoy's Flawed Message

Alan Elsner | Posted 06.17.2015 | World
Alan Elsner

Former Israeli ambassador Michael Oren is getting some attention for his claim in a memoir to be published next week that President Obama "abandoned Israel." The book is sure to be a hot debating point this summer in the American Jewish community and possibly beyond.

Jason Linkins

This Is What Happens When A Politician Really Doesn't Want To Answer A Reporter's Question | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics

What's a politician to do when he or she takes a tough question from a reporter? Well, in general, they do this thing called "dodging the question," d...

Former Israeli Ambassador Suddenly Can't Hear MSNBC When Asked About Spying On John Kerry

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.04.2014 | World

Former Israeli Ambassador to the United States Michael Oren experienced a convenient technical glitch when asked Monday about a sensitive subject. ...

Trapped Between Delusion and Denial

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 09.30.2014 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The war will eventually come to an end. The question is, will the terms for ending the bloody conflict set the stage for the next round of hostilities, or will both sides shed their delusions, recognize each other and stop this vicious cycle of violence?

The Funeral of the Two State Solution Is About to Depart

Carlo Strenger | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics
Carlo Strenger

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is about to turn to the UN to ask for membership in some 15 organizations Palestinians have access to since they received non-member status at the UN in 2012. This might create a huge problem.

What?? Michael Oren Going to Scowcroft Center

Steve Clemons | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics
Steve Clemons

There are some exceptions, but one of the major failings of Washington's think tank and policy communities is a general unwillingness to embrace the people and ideas that run counter to an institution's own. They are contributing to the political and intellectual fragmentation dividing and paralyzing this town.

'The Jewish State of Israel'

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

What will it take to ensure that Israel maintains its Jewish national identity while still preserving its democratic nature, given the gloomy demographic picture?

Inside LAPD's Sprawling Covert Ops Program

NSFWCORP | Yasha Levine | Posted 07.19.2013 | Los Angeles

It only took one year and nine months to arrange, but next week I’ll finally have a chance to fight the criminal charges L.A. filed against me for r...

Israeli Ambassador Sends Interfaith Message, Hosts Iftar

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 07.18.2013 | Religion

Michael Oren, Ambassador Of Israel, hosted an iftar dinner at his Washington D.C. home on a day sacred to both Jews and Muslims which both religions c...

Racism and Anti-Semitism Still Flourish Insidiously

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 09.14.2013 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

At the time of the Trayvon Martin killing, I wrote about the "insidious" racism that still exists in this country in the wake of Barack Obama's election as president.

In Defense of Samantha Power

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics
Menachem Rosensaft

Those of us who admire all that Samantha Power has already accomplished in the human rights arena and believe her to be an inspired choice as UN ambassador must speak out on her behalf.

Six Days of Pride

Dovid Efune | Posted 08.05.2012 | World
Dovid Efune

Israel must recognize the alternative to losing the war of ideas and fight with accuracy, coolness and with courage.

Israel's Gathering Storm

Ken Blackwell | Posted 07.04.2012 | World
Ken Blackwell

Israel's Ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren, compared Israel's situation today with other critical periods in the nation's past. Without hesitation, he answered: In the best case scenario, it's May 1967. In the worst case, it's May 1948.

Sources Say Israel's PM Was Briefed On Attempts To Kill '60 Minutes' Story

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 04.24.2012 | Media

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was reportedly briefed on Ambassador Michael Oren's attempts to kill a CBS "60 Minutes" story on Arab Chris...

WATCH: '60 Minutes,' Israeli Ambassador Clash Over Story

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 06.23.2012 | Media

"60 Minutes" decided to pull back the curtain on a charged confrontation it had with the government of Israel over a story it reported about Arab Chri...

College Protests: Free Speech Or Criminal Act?

AP | AMY TAXIN | Posted 11.07.2011 | Los Angeles

SANTA ANA, Calif. — Prosecutors on Wednesday argued that 10 Muslim university students broke the law when they shouted down a speech by the Isra...

Jaweed Kaleem

Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren Hosts Ramadan Iftar With Muslim Americans | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 10.25.2011 | Religion

In an effort to foster better relations between Israel and the Muslim-American community, the Israeli ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren, w...

Civil Libertarians and Academics Who Support Censors

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 07.13.2011 | College
Alan Dershowitz

Should students who conspire to "shut down" an invited speaker with whom they disagree be prosecuted for the misdemeanor of conspiracy to disturb a meeting? That is the question roiling the University of California.

Why Do ACLU Leaders Support Students Who Would Censor Israeli Speakers?

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Alan Dershowitz

There is a growing international campaign to prevent pro-Israel advocates, who have been invited to speak at universities, from delivering their speeches. So why are some ACLU members supporting this?

UC Students Charged For Heckling Israeli Ambassador During Speech

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Eleven University of California students have been charged for their involvement in disrupting a speech given by Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Michae...