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Conference Call with former Israeli Ambassador to the United States Michael Oren

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A Sunday morning attack on Israeli troops clearing out tunnels in the Gaza Strip as part of Operation Protective Edge left 13 Israeli soldiers and an unknown number of Hamas fighters dead. The ground phase had begun after Hamas activated offensive attack tunnels to attempt infiltrations into Israel, with the aim of conducting mass-casualty attacks on Israeli civilians.

Listen in as The Israel Project (TIP) hosts a conference call Monday, July 21, with former Israeli Ambassador to the United States Michael Oren. Ambassador Oren will discuss the latest developments and likely scenarios going forward.

About The Speaker

Michael B. Oren served as Israel’s Ambassador to the United States from June 2009 to October 2013.

Born in the United States and educated at Princeton and Columbia, Dr. Oren has been a visiting professor at Harvard, Yale and Georgetown, and was a Distinguished Fellow at the Shalem Center in Jerusalem. He has received fellowships from the British and Canadian governments as well as a Moshe Dayan Fellowship from Tel Aviv University and the Lady Davis Fellowship at the Hebrew University. 

His last two books, \"Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East from 1776 to the Present\" and \"Six Days of War,\" were both New York Times bestsellers. He has won the Los Angeles Times History Book of the Year Award and the National Jewish Book Award. 

In Israel, Ambassador Oren served as an officer in the Israel Defense Forces, in the paratroopers in the Lebanon War, as a liaison with the U.S. Sixth Fleet during the Gulf War and as an IDF spokesman during the Second Lebanon War and the Gaza operation in January 2009. He acted as an emissary to Jewish refuseniks in the Soviet Union, as an advisor to Israel’s delegation to the United Nations, and as the government’s Director of Inter-Religious Affairs. He was a gold medal-winning athlete in the Maccabiah Games.
July 21, 2014 at 11am - 11:35am

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