Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu named one of his closest advisers, Ron Dermer, to be Israel’s next ambassador to the United States. Dermer has a deep understanding of the critical value of the U.S.-Israel relationship and the importance of further strengthening the alliance between these two democratic allies. This year, Dermer played critical roles in negotiating a cease-fire after Israel’s eight-day operation in the Gaza Strip, helped in reconciling relations between Turkey and Israel and assisted in planning President Obama’s March visit to Israel. He is expected to start the job in the fall, replacing Ambassador Michael Oren who for the past four years has served and worked tirelessly and effectively to bolster the bond between the United States and Israel.
Our synagogue partners with AIPAC, America’s pro-Israel lobby, in educating our community on issues affecting the U.S.-Israel relationship. We encourage you to learn more by contacting AIPAC at (202) 639-5200 or by visiting www.aipac.org.