July 10, 2013
His Excellency Michael Oren
Outgoing Israeli Ambassador to the US
Dear Mr. Ambassador,
On behalf of the Anti-Defamation League, I would like to express our deep appreciation and thanks for your service as Israel’s Ambassador to the United States during the past four years.
You are an outstanding diplomat, a passionate advocate for the Jewish state and the Jewish people and a highly visible and accessible go-to person for American Jews to better understand the challenges Israel confronts on a daily basis.
During your tenure as Israel’s ambassador, a role you served with great distinction, your ability to communicate directly and clearly enabled all Americans to understand and appreciate Israel’s perspective.
Over the past four years, we have been extremely fortunate to have been able to work closely with you in your tireless pursuit of strengthening Israel’s relationship with its most valuable ally. Your eloquent voice and skillful diplomacy have been vital in representing Israel through many crises, including debates over Iran’s nuclear program, Hamas’s terrorist activities in Gaza and the ongoing turmoil throughout the Middle East.
We wish you much success in all your future endeavors, and look forward to continuing working with you as you move on to the next chapter of your service on behalf of the State of Israel and the Jewish people.
Abraham H. Foxman
Mr. Ron Dermer
Incoming Israeli Ambassador to the US
Mazel tov on your appointment as Israel’s Ambassador to the United States.
Throughout your career, you have been dedicated to promoting the safety and well-being of the Jewish state, and have effectively articulated the many policy challenges Israel faces.
We know you are well prepared to ably represent Israel to the American people and our government.
We look forward to working with you in your new capacity.
Abraham H. Foxman