Michael B. Oren


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in New York State, The United States
January 01, 1955

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Michael B. Oren (Hebrew: מיכאל אורן; born Michael Scott Bornstein on May 20, 1955) is an American-born Israeli historian, author, politician, former ambassador to the United States (2009–2013), and current member of the Knesset for the Kulanu party and the Deputy Minister for Diplomacy in the Prime Minister's Office.

Oren has written books, articles, and essays on Middle Eastern history, and is the author of the New York Times best-selling Power, Faith and Fantasy and Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East, which won the Los Angeles Times History Book of the Year Award and the National Jewish Book Award. Oren has been a visiting professor at Harvard, Yale, and Georgetown universities in the United States and at T
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Six Days of War: June 1967 ...

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Ally: My Journey Across the...

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Reunion

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Sand Devil

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“Fortunately, as Jews, we were never short of excuses for entertaining. Most Jewish holidays, an old joke goes, can be reduced to nine words: “They tried to kill us. We survived. Let’s eat.”
Michael B. Oren, Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide

“Employ hindsight but humbly, remembering that life and death decisions are made by leaders in real-time, and not by historians in retrospect.”
Michael B. Oren, Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East

“The Middle East, that seductive region where [Herman] Melville had hoped to rekindle his inspiration and revive his diminishing career, had proved an egregious disappointment. "The whole thing is half melancholy, half farcical," he groaned, "like all the rest of the world.”
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