Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide by Michael B. Oren

By Michael B. Oren

Manhattan instances bestselling writer Michael B. Oren’s memoir of his time as Israel’s ambassador to the United States—a interval of transformative swap for the USA and a time of violent upheaval in the course of the heart East—provides a frank, interesting glance contained in the certain dating among the USA and its closest best friend within the region.

Michael Oren served because the Israeli ambassador to the USA from 2009 to 2013. An American by way of beginning and a historian via education, Oren arrived at his diplomatic publish simply as Benjamin Netanyahu, Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton assumed workplace. in the course of Oren’s tenure in place of work, Israel and the United States grappled with the Palestinian peace procedure, the Arab Spring, and existential threats to Israel posed via foreign terrorism and the Iranian nuclear software. cast within the Truman management, America’s alliance with Israel used to be subjected to huge, immense lines, and its destiny used to be puzzled by means of commentators in either nations. On a couple of get together, the friendship’s very textile appeared with reference to unraveling.

Ally is the tale of that enduring alliance—and of its divides—written from the viewpoint of a guy who treasures his American id whereas proudly serving the Jewish country he has come to name domestic. nobody might have been higher fitted to increase bridges among the us and Israel than Michael Oren—a guy both at domestic leaping out of a aircraft as an Israeli paratrooper and discussing center East heritage on TV’s Sunday morning political indicates. within the pages of this fast moving publication, Oren interweaves the tale of his own trip with behind-the-scenes money owed of fateful conferences among President Obama and major Minister Netanyahu, high-stakes summits with the Palestinian chief Mahmoud Abbas, and diplomatic crises that intensified the talk surrounding the world’s such a lot contested strip of land.

A quintessentially American tale of a tender guy who refused to relinquish a dream—irrespective of the obstacles—and an inherently Israeli tale approximately assuming laborious obligations, best friend is without delay a checklist, a chronicle, and a confession. And it's a tale approximately love—about an individual lucky sufficient to like international locations and to symbolize one to the opposite. yet, notably, this memoir is a testomony to an alliance that was once and may stay important for american citizens, Israelis, and the world.

Praise for Ally

“Michael Oren goes to be the controversy of Washington and Jerusalem. . . . I’m uncertain that during the annals of diplomatic background there’s ever been whatever relatively like this superb account of Oren’s 4 years as Israel’s ambassador in Washington. It’s an final insider’s tale instructed whereas the entire avid gamers shop Oren are nonetheless in place.”—New York submit

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