Former ambassador to the US Michael Oren.
(photo credit: WIKIMEDIA COMMONS/ANNE MANDLEBAUM)
Former ambassador to the United States Michael Oren will be running with former Communications Minister Moshe Kahlon's Kulanu party in the March 17th elections, Channel 2 reported on Sunday.
A source close to Oren said in response that the former ambassador is examining several options in the public sphere and a decision will be made soon.
The news comes after Oren's statements last month denying rumors
forecasting a political run.
“I have read many reports on supposed political affiliations in the Israeli press,” Oren told The Jerusalem Post in November. “I’m not running for anything. I’m teaching at IDC, writing a book, and advancing issues important to this country.”
Since returning from Washington, there has been speculation about Oren running for Knesset with various parties.
Oren is currently teaching at the Herzliya Interdisiplinary Center (IDC) and completing a book on his time in Washington that is due to be published in June.