Thank you, Ambassador Oren

TIP Expresses Gratitude to Israel’s Ambassador Michael Oren

Congratulates Ron Dermer on being announced as Ambassador-Designate

July 9, 2013

Statement by The Israel Project CEO & President Josh Block

TIP extends enormous gratitude to Israel’s Ambassador to the Unites States Michael Oren, upon his announcement that he will wrap up his tenure in Washington later this year.

An invaluable asset to the US-Israel alliance, Ambassador Oren has made a powerful and lasting contribution to the strength and vitality of America’s special relationship with the Jewish State – our closest, most reliable and important ally in the Middle East.  It is hard to think of another Israeli official who better understands the intense nature of today’s media environment and the importance of ensuring that the press, opinion leaders, decision makers and American people get accurate facts and information about Israel and the Middle East, which is the heart of TIP's unique mission.

His tireless work as the steward of Israel’s connection to President Obama, Congress, the American media, the pro-Israel community, and the American public, has made an immeasurable contribution to the advancement of Israel's security, economic vigor and place as a key pillar of America’s national interest and national security.

Ambassador Oren’s dedication to the American-Israel alliance will no doubt continue long after he has left the Ambassadorship this fall. His expertise is one of the best assets available to the pro-Israel community and we look forward to working with him throughout the rest of his tenure in Washington D.C., and long into the future.

TIP also congratulates Ambassador-Designate Ron Dermer, as he prepares to assume the post later this year. Like Ambassador Oren, Ambassador-Designate Dermer brings to the position tremendous savvy, ability to make Israel's case, and understanding of the stakes for Israel and the Jewish People.  We look forward to working with him upon his arrival.

The State of Israel and the Jewish People are enormously blessed to have such capable, passionate and articulate representatives in Washington.  We extend out best wishes and warmest congratulations to the people of Israel, their government and the Prime Minister, and to both Michael Oren and Ron Dermer and their families.


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