Israeli Ambassador to U.S. Resigns

    Israeli Ambassador to the US Michael Oren addresses the opening of the three-day General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America in Washington on November 8, 2009.           AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Ron Dermer, an adviser to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, will be the new Israeli ambassador to the United States, Israeli’s Makor Rishon is reporting. Dermer will replace Michael Oren, who is requesting to leave his position after a four-year tenure. Dermer immigrated to Israel from Florida in 1998 and has served as a senior adviser to Netanyahu since 2009. He has previously acted as liaison to the White House.

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