Daily Israel Report

Israeli Ambassador to the US, Michael Oren: United We Flourish

Video: Ambassador Michael Oren told the JFNA General Assembly the Israel of 2009 "is at a better situation than at any time in its history."
By Yoni Kempinski
First Publish: 11/10/2009, 9:40 AM / Last Update: 11/10/2009, 11:52 AM

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Michael Oren, Israel's Ambassador to the United States, told the General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America on Monday that the Israel of 2009 "is at a better situation than at any time in its history."

Oren spoke about the belief that we are all part of G-d's plan and said that despite all the difficulties, one must look at the situation through looking at the history of the nation:

"We, who believe that a plan does exist, must take a look at the subsequent six decades in which the Jewish State has overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles – wars, embargoes, terror attacks – to the point where today Israel is at a better geopolitical situation than at any time in its history."

Oren related also to the Iranian nuclear threat and the refusal of the Arab world to acknowledge the right of the Jewish Nation to a state of its own in the Land of Israel.