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Ally - My Journey Across the American-israeli Divide-logo

Ally - My Journey Across the American-israeli Divide

Michael B. Oren

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Michael B. Oren's memoir of his time as Israel's ambassador to the United States-a period of transformative change for America and a time of violent upheaval throughout the Middle East-provides a frank, fascinating look inside the special relationship between America and its closest ally in the region. Michael Oren served as the Israeli ambassador to the United States from 2009 to 2013. An American by birth and a historian by training, Oren arrived at his diplomatic post just as Benjamin Netanyahu, Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton assumed office. During Oren's tenure in office, Israel and America grappled with the Palestinian peace process, the Arab Spring, and existential threats to Israel posed by international terrorism and the Iranian nuclear program. Forged in the Truman administration, America's alliance with Israel was subjected to enormous strains, and its future was questioned by commentators in both countries. On more than one occasion, the friendship's very fabric seemed close to unraveling. Ally is the story of that enduring alliance-and of its divides-written from the perspective of a man who treasures his American identity while proudly serving the Jewish State he has come to call home. No one could have been better suited to strengthen bridges between the United States and Israel than Michael Oren-a man equally at home jumping out of a plane as an Israeli paratrooper and discussing Middle East history on TV's Sunday morning political shows. In the pages of this fast-paced book, Oren interweaves the story of his personal journey with behind-the-scenes accounts of fateful meetings between President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu, high-stakes summits with the Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, and diplomatic crises that intensified the controversy surrounding the world's most contested strip of land. A quintessentially American story of a young man who refused to relinquish a dream-irrespective of the obstacles-and an inherently Israeli story about assuming oner

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Michael B. Oren's memoir of his time as Israel's ambassador to the United States-a period of transformative change for America and a time of violent upheaval throughout the Middle East-provides a frank, fascinating look inside the special relationship between America and its closest ally in the region. Michael Oren served as the Israeli ambassador to the United States from 2009 to 2013. An American by birth and a historian by training, Oren arrived at his diplomatic post just as Benjamin Netanyahu, Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton assumed office. During Oren's tenure in office, Israel and America grappled with the Palestinian peace process, the Arab Spring, and existential threats to Israel posed by international terrorism and the Iranian nuclear program. Forged in the Truman administration, America's alliance with Israel was subjected to enormous strains, and its future was questioned by commentators in both countries. On more than one occasion, the friendship's very fabric seemed close to unraveling. Ally is the story of that enduring alliance-and of its divides-written from the perspective of a man who treasures his American identity while proudly serving the Jewish State he has come to call home. No one could have been better suited to strengthen bridges between the United States and Israel than Michael Oren-a man equally at home jumping out of a plane as an Israeli paratrooper and discussing Middle East history on TV's Sunday morning political shows. In the pages of this fast-paced book, Oren interweaves the story of his personal journey with behind-the-scenes accounts of fateful meetings between President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu, high-stakes summits with the Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, and diplomatic crises that intensified the controversy surrounding the world's most contested strip of land. A quintessentially American story of a young man who refused to relinquish a dream-irrespective of the obstacles-and an inherently Israeli story about assuming oner
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Michael B. Oren's memoir of his time as Israel's ambassador to the United States-a period of transformative change for America and a time of violent upheaval throughout the Middle East-provides a frank, fascinating look inside the special relationship between America and its closest ally in the region. Michael Oren served as the Israeli ambassador to the United States from 2009 to 2013. An American by birth and a historian by training, Oren arrived at his diplomatic post just as Benjamin Netanyahu, Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton assumed office. During Oren's tenure in office, Israel and America grappled with the Palestinian peace process, the Arab Spring, and existential threats to Israel posed by international terrorism and the Iranian nuclear program. Forged in the Truman administration, America's alliance with Israel was subjected to enormous strains, and its future was questioned by commentators in both countries. On more than one occasion, the friendship's very fabric seemed close to unraveling. Ally is the story of that enduring alliance-and of its divides-written from the perspective of a man who treasures his American identity while proudly serving the Jewish State he has come to call home. No one could have been better suited to strengthen bridges between the United States and Israel than Michael Oren-a man equally at home jumping out of a plane as an Israeli paratrooper and discussing Middle East history on TV's Sunday morning political shows. In the pages of this fast-paced book, Oren interweaves the story of his personal journey with behind-the-scenes accounts of fateful meetings between President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu, high-stakes summits with the Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, and diplomatic crises that intensified the controversy surrounding the world's most contested strip of land. A quintessentially American story of a young man who refused to relinquish a dream-irrespective of the obstacles-and an inherently Israeli story about assuming oner

Language:

English

Length:

16h 53m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:51


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:36


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:54


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:55


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:35


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:44


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:27


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:41


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:20


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:16


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:26


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:41


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:58


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:46


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:49


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:18


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:29


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:56


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:42


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:11


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:50


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:58


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:37


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:44


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:32


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:57


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:39


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:08


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:41


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:42


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:48


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:20


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:34


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:45


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:34


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:54


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:20


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:35


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:12


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:20


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:18


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:10


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:16


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:59


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:45


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:19


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:38


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:10


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:39


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:45


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:25


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:42


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:53


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:54


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:55


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:17


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:57


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:23


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:46


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:10


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:50


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:33


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:25


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:31


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:55


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:33


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:02


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:18


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:09


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:14


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:45


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:12


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:06


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:25


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:48


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:04


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:57


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:36


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:07


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:52


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:00


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:07


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

08:31


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:04


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:28


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:37


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:28


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:03


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:58


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:53


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:31


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:27


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

07:29


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

06:31


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

03:19


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

03:34


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:09


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

07:19


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

07:38


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

08:46


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

08:40


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:06


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

06:45


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

06:16


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:25


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:47


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

05:04


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:09


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

05:26


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

04:54


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

04:23


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

08:04


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

06:09


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

05:27


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

06:39


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

08:46


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

04:15


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

03:51


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

08:26


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

03:59


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

05:23


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

04:01


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

05:09


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

04:46


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

08:04


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

04:57


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

04:54


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

05:29


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

05:51


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

08:06


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

06:31


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

06:01


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

06:40


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

05:29


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

06:32


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

06:06


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

06:20


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

08:50


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

05:05


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

05:56


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

08:44


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

06:30


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

07:25


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

08:19


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

08:28


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

07:14


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

04:54


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

06:58


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

06:14


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

06:12


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

06:42


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

04:29


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

05:54


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

06:30


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

07:14


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

05:02


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

04:56


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

05:51


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

08:08


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

03:37


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

05:14


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

06:00


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

05:15


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

05:42


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

07:13


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

04:46


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

04:36


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

00:34