Oren ignores the facts, history

Ambassador Michael Oren’s latest book is getting a lot of media play of late. Israel’s former ambassador to the United States maintains that US President Barack Obama shares more of the blame than Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the breakdown in relations between the two leaders, but his arguments ignore and distort critically important facts.


Among the facts he ignores is the unprecedented defense and security support that the US, under President Obama’s leadership, has supplied Israel, ranging from the critically important Iron Dome missile defense system to an extensive range of weapons, far exceeding those provided by prior administrations.


Oren suggests that the prime minister “appeared to lecture” President Obama for suggesting the 1967 lines along with land swaps as the framework of a negotiated solution to the enduring Israel-Palestinian conflict.


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