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Michael B. Oren

Michael Oren: The Ultimate Ally

What is the definition of an American ally? On an ideological level, an ally is a country that shares America’s values, reflects its founding spirit, and resonates with its people’s beliefs. Tactically, an ally stands with the United States through…

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Michael B. Oren: Will Egypt Be a Partner in Peace?

FOLLOWING an uprising in Cairo, Israel’s prime minister told the Knesset that he “wishes to see a free, independent and progressive Egypt,” and that “the stormy developments there may contain positive trends for progress.” The prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, spoke…

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Michael Oren: We Are Not Quitters

Next week, we are presented with an opportunity to make history. At the invitation of President Obama, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will come to Washington to sit face-to-face and discuss peace. I am here…

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Naysayers Are Not Always Right

An Israeli prime minister widely described as a hawk, and an Arab leader perilously isolated and reviled by the radicals, enter into peace talks-what chance do they have of succeeding? Not much, according to many commentators writing about the relaunch…

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Michael B. Oren: Israel’s Settlement Freeze Distracted by the crucial debate over Afghanistan, many Americans may have missed a pivotal event in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. On Nov. 25, Israel’s government announced a 10-month construction freeze in Judea and Samaria-the areas generally known as the…

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