Former Israeli ambassador to speak at Carmel Academy

Former Israeli ambassador to the United States and NY Times best-selling historian Michael Oren will make a special appearance Thursday, Oct. 1, at 7:15 p.m., Carmel Academy, 270 Lake Avenue, Greenwich.

Oren will give an insider’s look at US-Israel relations as detailed in his memoir, Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide. The event is presented by UJA Greenwich, JCC Greenwich and The Israel Project. Books will be available for purchase at the event.

Michael B. Oren is an American-born Israeli historian and author, and was Israel’s ambassador to the United States from 2009 to 2013. He currently serves as the Abba Eban Chair of International Diplomacy at the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy, and Strategy and ambassador in residence at the Atlantic Council. He has written two New York Times bestsellers — “Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East, 1776 to the Present” and “Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East”, which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for history and the National Jewish Book Award. Throughout his illustrious career as a Middle East scholar, Dr. Oren has been a distinguished fellow at the Shalem Center in Jerusalem, a contributing editor to The New Republic, and a visiting professor at Harvard, Yale, and Georgetown. The Forward named Oren one of the five most influential American Jews, and The Jerusalem Post listed him as one of the world’s ten most influential Jews. He currently lives with his family in Tel Aviv. He is a member of the Knesset.

Tickets: $10.

Register at or 203-552-1818.

Michael Oren

Michael Oren

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