Jul 12, 2013
The Rabbinical Council of America, the leading organization of Orthodox rabbis, recognizes and expresses deep appreciation for the dedicated and devoted service of Ambassador Michael B. Oren, American-born Israeli historian and author, who has now stepped down after four years of faithful service as Israeli ambassador to the United States. Ambassador Oren has made invaluable contributions toward advancing and solidifying the special relationship between the State of Israel and the United States as well as to Israel’s security and political and economic wellbeing. His intellect, sophistication, and diplomacy represent the best of American Jewish and Israeli societies.
As a gifted communicator, Ambassador Oren was able to give articulate voice to the position of the America’s ally and the only democracy in a region where instability reigns. By taking his case directly to the American people, he was responsible in no small part for propelling American support for Israel to historically record levels. The RCA is pleased that Ambassador Oren is been succeeded by another outstanding presenter in Ron Dermer.