Netanyahu's Former US Envoy Now Among His Israeli Rivals

March 9, 2015 6:52 PM

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He was Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's envoy to the United States for more than four years. But when former Ambassador Michael Oren decided to enter politics, he joined an upstart rival and began questioning Netanyahu's handling of relations with the Palestinians.

Oren is now a key figure in Kulanu, a new centrist party that may play the decisive role in choosing the next prime minister. While the party is focused largely on bread-and-butter issues, Oren is the diplomatic point man, pushing for bolder efforts to end the West Bank occupation after decades of f...

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