Ron Dermer: Netanyahu’s Speech To Congress Is Highlight Of My DC Tenure

The Jerusalem Post reports: Prime Minister Netanyahu’s controversial speech to the US Congress last year, an address that strained ties with the Obama administration and Congressional Democrats who viewed it as an affront to the president, has been the highlight so far of Israel Ambassador Ron Dermer’s period in Washington, he told The Jerusalem Post in an interview.

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Israeli, French Envoys Face Off Online

Ynet news reports: It’s not every day that two senior ambassadors debate on one of the world’s most popular social networks. But that’s exactly what happened this week when the French ambassador to Washington, Gerard Araud and his Israeli counterpart

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Dermer: Bibi Couldn’t Wait Until After Elections

Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer argued that Prime Minister Netanyahu couldn’t wait until after Israel’s elections to speak before Congress because “a deal may be signed now” on Wednesday’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” on MSNBC. “The problem is — is a deal

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New York Times: Full-Court Press Against Bibi

The New York Times has launched a full-court press against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer over Netanyahu’s acceptance of an invitation by Speaker of the House John Boehner to address Congress on the subjects of Iran and radical Islam in March without coordinating with the White House.

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