Oren: Obama sending message to Mideast he supports Israel

March 16, 2013 19:46


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

US President Barack Obama's visit to Israel next week will send a message both to Israel and its neighbors that the US supports and has a partnership with the Jewish state, Israeli envoy to the US Micheal Oren said in an interview with Channel 2 on Saturday.

Oren rejected criticism from New York Times' columnist Thomas Friedman that Obama was arriving as a "tourist" and not as a player in the peace process, stating that the US president delivering a message of support for Israel was particularly important at a time when "the Middle East is burning."

In response to polls finding that a large percentage of Israelis believe Obama is anti-Israel, Oren stated that he does not believe the Israeli public has had a chance to meet the US president up close yet.

"One of the goals of this trip is that they can get to know him," Oren said.

Related Content

Breaking news
August 20, 2018
King of Morocco appoints new minister for economy and finance