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Israeli ambassador Michael Oren gets hero’s welcome in liberal enclave of Brooklyn

On Monday, Michael Oren, the Israeli ambassador to the United States, addressed a packed house at Congregation Beth Elohim in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Throughout the talk, Oren painted a picture of a blameless Israel, where a belligerent occupation, radical and racist settlers and the crippling blockade on Gaza didn’t exist. Above, Oren (center) poses with Rabbi Andy Bachman, on the right.

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Hamas aims to kill ‘all Jews worldwide,’ Oren says (after laying wreath on King’s grave)

Three years ago I heard the American-born Israeli Michael B. Oren promoting his new book Power, Faith and Fantasy: America in the Middle East, 1776 to the Present at a university near my home in upstate New York. Oren is … Continue reading

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Why didn’t Dershowitz give up his American citizenship?

Tell me if I’m wrong, but Dershowitz seems to get defensive on the dual-loyalty front at the beginning of this conversation with Eliot Spitzer on CNN. He confirms the rumor that Netanyahu “urged” him to be Israel’s UN ambassador, and … Continue reading

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Oren: Colonization benefits Palestinians

A howler from today’s NYT story about the expiration of the so-called settlement freeze: Israeli officials said that Mr. Netanyahu felt it important for his credibility not to extend the moratorium beyond 10 months. “It is a read-my-lips moment,” said … Continue reading

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Oren uses Yom Kippur pulpit to warn D.C. faithful to back Israel whatever it does Iran

I attended Yom Kippur services at Fuchsberg Jerusalem Center for Conservative Judaism. Speaking in English, the rabbi told the story of the scapegoat being sent out into the desert and said that its destination, Azazel, or the place of the demons, … Continue reading

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