Former ambassador to the US Michael Oren, the target of a cascade of attacks over the past few weeks for writing a book and articles criticizing US President Barack Obama’s Mideast policies, said on Thursday the motivation behind much of the onslaught is to discredit the book by discrediting its author.
Oren, now a Kulanu MK, set off a storm with the publication this week of Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide, a memoir of his tenure as Israel’s envoy in Washington, in which he paints a nuanced but often troubling picture of the Obama administration’s approach to Israel.
He also wrote three controversial op-ed pieces over the past two weeks – also critical of Obama – which attracted even more fire. In The Wall Street Journal, Oren wrote that Obama intentionally abandoned two key principles of the American-Israeli alliance: that there be no public daylight between the two states, and that there be no surprises.
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