This is significant.
If chatter is correct about 44 keeping Little Satan at arms length and granting legitimacy to tribalistic, kleptocratic, rascist, girl fearing, and intolerant regimes then BiBi has scored a pre emptive score.The American born Oren, who earned a PhD from Princeton University, emigrated from Great to Little Satan way back in the '70's, and has written a best selling book -- essential in any library -- "Six Days of War". His fully crunk follow up "Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East, 1776 to the Present, " is likewise likable.
His military bona fides include a term with Little Satan's Airborn Division in the first Lebanon War, and as a liaison with Great Satan's Sixth Fleet during the Gulf War, and an army spokesman in the second Lebanon War. He acted as a representative of the Prime Minister’s Office to refuseniks in the Soviet Union, and as an advisor to Little Satan's delegation to UN. He was the director of Inter-Religious Affairs in the government of Yitzhak Rabin.
He has been serving as a visiting professor this term at Georgetown University and hangs out with Natan Sharansky at Adalson and the Shalem Center
He's also kinda psychic too!
Essentially - Dr Orin's appointment is an incredible advantage for Little Satan over any other ME regional actors.
Little Satan can field a good looking, savvy cat on all the American TV and Radio Shows that isn't foreign sounding (way more than accents - but in outlooks too)
to the average American viewer.
Totally slant public opinion in Little Satan's favor. Any American-turned Israeli or chatting with a British accent seemingly automatically implies honesty/trustworthiness/intelligence and a whole host of positive characteristics.
Meanwhile Iran and Arab states put on a cat who may be highly educated but has broken English. Boring on a nigh unsustainable mind numbing scale.
It's all about PR, and putting in a historian who can counter Palestinian claims in public and private with legitimacy may be the best PR victory of all.
A sincere and heartfelt welcome to Ambassador Oren - from all your crunk and disorderly spiritual cuzes here in Great Satan.
Pic - Dr Michael B Orin by Creative Loafing Atlanta