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June 17, 2015 9:23 am

US Ambassador Dan Shapiro Slams Michael Oren’s Criticism of Obama — He’s Just Trying to ‘Sell Books’

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U.S. Ambassador to Israel Daniel Shapiro slammed his former counterpart for his description of U.S.-Israel ties under President Barack Obama. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

U.S. Ambassador to Israel Daniel Shapiro slammed his former counterpart for his expose of U.S.-Israel ties under President Barack Obama. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro took on his former counterpart Michael Oren on Wednesday, saying that his description of U.S.-Israel ties under U.S. President Barack Obama “does not reflect the truth.”

Oren, who has just written a book on his years as Israel’s ambassador to the U.S. from 2009-2013 during a period of the strained relationship between Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, wrote in a Wall Street Journal piece on Tuesday that Obama intentionally abandoned two core principles of Israel’s alliance with America: no public daylight between the two states, and no surprises.

Read full story at The Jerusalem Post.

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