Oren Michaeli's Reputation Profile. "[35], Oren has initiated Israel outreach events for Irish Americans,[36] Latino[37] and LGBT leadership, and the Chinese embassy. He’s been out of government service for more than a year following a decade spent mostly as a public official. (Courtesy), Then deputy minister Michael Oren speaks at a Thanksgiving dinner for lone soldiers in Tel Aviv on November 23, 2017.

(In a wink at readers, the teachers reminisce about a promising but mischievous former student named “Horenstein,” two letters away from Oren’s original last name, Bornstein.). He continued his studies at Columbia, receiving a Masters in International Affairs in 1978 from the School of International and Public Affairs, where he was an International Fellow and a DACOR Fellow.

The book was widely praised by critics[1] and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for History and the National Jewish Book Award.

That makes it very difficult.”, He added, “Writing is about freedom, is about imagination. His gripe with the literary world, he said, is that the published word has become too policed. 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.

Sent to make contact with Zionist groups in Ukraine, he was repeatedly arrested by the KGB.

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