MK Dr. Michael Oren – Deputy Minister of Public Diplomacy
Dr. Michael Oren is the Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office and a member of the Knesset for the Kulanu party.
Dr. Oren served as Israel’s Ambassador to the United States during the Obama administration. He was instrumental in obtaining US defense aid, especially for the Iron Dome.
He is a graduate of Princeton and Columbia Universities. His last three books—Six Days of War, Power, Faith, and Fantasy, and Ally: My Journal Across the American-Israel Divide—were all New York Times bestsellers.
Dr. Oren served as a Lone Soldier in the Israel Defense Forces, as a paratrooper in the First Lebanon War and, as IDF Spokesman, as an officer in the Second Lebanon War and the Cast Lead campaign in Gaza.
Dr. Oren was named by Politico as one of the fifty most influential thinkers in America, by the Forward as one of the five most influential Jews in America, and by the Jerusalem Post as one of the ten most influential Jews worldwide.