Israel looks forward to working with Trump team, Dermer says– ‘including Steve Bannon’

By Michael Wilner, JPost— Israel’s ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer said his government has “no doubt” that President-elect Donald Trump is a “true friend to Israel,” visiting his team at Trump Tower in New York on Thursday afternoon. “Israel has no doubt that President-elect Trump is a true friend of Israel. We have…

Dermer: Israel ‘not eager’ to battle Obama on Iran deal, but has no choice

By Times of Israel— Israel’s ambassador to the United States said in a television interview aired Saturday that Jerusalem was not in any way eager to go up against Washington on the contentious Iranian nuclear agreement reached last month, but felt it had no choice. There is no question that it is the most important…

Oren: Obama intentionally abandoned core principles of Israel’s alliance with America

By HERB KEINON, JPOST— In polite diplomatic circles, former ambassador to the US Michael Oren is the Israeli envoy to Washington to love; current envoy Ron Dermer the one to hate. Oren the diplomatic diplomat open to everyone; Dermer nothing more than Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s “ambassador to the Republican Party.” Oren the disciplined golden…