July 15, 2014
Oren on Clinton's Middle East Legacy
Nonetheless, having gone through that cease-fire negotiation, Clinton can present herself as someone with the fortitude to take on the challenge posed by the seemingly endless conflict, said Michael Oren, who was serving as Israel’s ambassador to the United States in 2012.
Oren, now the ambassador-in-residence at the Atlantic Council, praised Clinton as “very formidable and indefatigable” during the last crisis.
“We can judge — we have to judge — her accomplishments by what was achievable then,” he said. The “fact that [the cease-fire] hasn’t held up is no reflection on her, because there’s always going to be a breakdown, eventually, with anything in this area.”