Report: Netanyahu to name Dermer US ambassador

Army Radio reports that US-born former Netanyahu adviser likely to replace Michael Oren in Washington in August.

June 28, 2013 14:51
Ron Dermer

Ron Dermer 370. (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is set to select his former adviser Ron Dermer to replace Michael Oren as Israel's ambassador to the United States, Army Radio reported on Friday.

Dermer, 42, who immigrated to Israel from Florida in 1998, served a number of senior roles in the Prime Minister's Office from 2009 until March of this year when he left the PMO.

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According to the report, Dermer will replace Oren in Washington in August. Oren's four-year term is set to come to an end.

Army Radio reported that the appointment of Dermer to the post became possible after he was able to rehabilitate his relationship with the Obama administration in recent months following a falling out over his support for Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.

Dermer has often been mentioned as a potential ambassador to Washington or the United Nations in recent months.

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