Michael Oren

Obama To Jewish Leaders: Peace Prospects Are Bleak

03/07/2013 - 19:00

President Obama believes prospects for Israeli-Palestinian peace are “bleak,” but he still will urge both sides to avoid unilateral actions that might further damage a process he hopes will be back on track within a year.

That was the message Obama delivered Thursday in a meeting with about 25 Jewish community figures at the White House to discuss his planned trip to Israel later this month. Obama was especially engaged, participants said, when it came to discussing how he might best convey to the Israeli people his enthusiasm for Israel and its Jewish history.

Israel's Ambassador Defends Hagel, Talks Iran On Colbert Show

03/05/2013 - 19:00

Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren on Tuesday night defended Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel as a friend of Israel -- and dismissed comments the former senator made about Zionist influence on Capitol Hill – during an appearance on Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report.”

Oren: Iran Targeted U.S. Embassy

08/14/2012 - 20:00

 

Israel's ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren, said Iran targeted his embassy.

Oren said last year's alleged plot to assassinate Saudi Ambassador Abel Al-Jubeir at a Washington restaurant also included plans to blow up the Israeli Embassy, WTOP radio in Washington reported Wednesday.

Ambassadors For Israel

07/23/2012 - 20:00

Michael Oren, Israel’s ambassador to the United States, told about 150 supporters of Write On For Israel, the Jewish Week-sponsored advocacy program for high school students, this week that the program is “essential” to making Jerusalem’s case on college campuses throughout the country.

Photo by Michael Datikash

At Columbia, Oren Gets A Diplomatic Reception

Israel ambassador warmly greeted at law school talk.
04/16/2012 - 20:00
Staff Writer

After fielding about a dozen questions from students at Columbia Law School Monday following a 40-minute talk, Israel’s ambassador to Washington, Michael Oren, apparently felt compelled to remind the students that the U.S. and Israel “don’t always agree on everything.”

Michael Oren.

Irvine 10 Found Guilty

09/22/2011 - 20:00

A California jury found 10 Muslim students guilty of misdemeanors for disrupting a 2010 campus speech by Israel's ambassador to the United States.

In an incident that drew national attention, 11 Muslim students had stood one by one and interrupted a February 2010 speech by Ambassador Michael Oren at the University of California, Irvine. Oren twice walked off the stage as students shouted "mass murderer!" and "war criminal!" before they were hauled out of the room by campus police. A planned Q&A session after the address was dropped.

Pollard Has Emergency Surgery

08/01/2011 - 20:00

Convicted spy for Israel Jonathan Pollard was taken to a civilian hospital to undergo what was described in reports as "urgent" surgery.

Pollard was removed Tuesday from the federal prison in Butner, N.C., for the surgery, according to Israeli news sites. The prison would not confirm that Pollard had been taken to a hospital.

Pollard has been in poor health, including a deterioration of his kidney problems. His wife, Esther, had come from Israel to North Carolina to visit him before the surgery.

Pollard Asks Amb. Oren For Help

07/26/2011 - 20:00

Former Israel spy Jonathan Pollard urged Israel's U.S. ambassador, Michael Oren, to work for his release during the envoy's prison visit.

Pollard asked Oren at the federal prison in Butner, N.C., to push Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres, and President Obama for his release. Oren passed on a personal message from Netanyahu saying that he was committed to doing so.

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