Appointed As Israel's Next US Ambassador
Israel News Agency
Israel --- July 9, 2013
Part of the following was communicated
by the Prime Minister's Media Adviser to the Israel News Agency.
Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has appointed Ron Dermer as Israel's
next Ambassador to the US. Over the past four years, Dermer has
served as Prime Minister Netanyahu's senior adviser and previously
(2005-2008) served as the economic attache' at the Israel Embassy
42, married and the father of five children. Ron is a graduate
of the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business and
holds a master's degree in philosophy, politics and economics
In 2004, Natan
Sharansky and Dermer wrote The Case For Democracy: The Power
Of Freedom to Overcome Tyranny And Terror which became a best-seller
and has been translated into ten languages.
was born and raised in Miami Beach, Florida, as the younger son
of Yaffa Rosenthal, who was born in Mandate Palestine and moved
to Florida with her parents shortly after Israel won its independence.
His father, Jay Dermer, a trial lawyer from New York, became Mayor
of Miami Beach in the late 1960s.
as a political consultant for Natan Sharansky in the 1999 campaign,
and from January 2001 for nearly three years he wrote a column
The Numbers Game for the Jerusalem Post.
In 2005, while Benjamin Netanyahu served as Finance Minister under
Ariel Sharon, Dermer was appointed Minister for Economic Affairs
to the Israeli embassy in Washington, a post for which he had
to give up his American citizenship. In 2008, after his return
to Israel, he became adviser to Netanyahu, who became Israel's
prime minister in April 2009.
Ambassador to the US Michael Oren will be missed in Washington.
Photo: The New York
Dermer is Netanyahus most senior adviser. His office is
right next to Netanyahu. Dermer is said to run much of the interference
with the Obama White House, and is intimately involved in the
diplomatic process with the Palestinians. But perhaps is Ron is
best known for writing many of Netanyahus speeches. He's
considered Netanyahu's closest adviser and strategic consultant.
married to Rhoda Pagano Dermer. The couple has four children and
live in Jerusalem.
Dermer has all the qualities necessary to successfully fill this
important post," said Netanyahu. "I have known him for
many years and I know that Ron will faithfully represent the State
of Israel in the capital of our greatest ally the USA.
On behalf of the citizens of Israel, I wish him great success."
News Agency is proud of both Ambassador Michael Oren and the
new Ambassador Ron Dermer. We had the pleasure to work with both
men and can say without any doubt that Netanyahu has made two
brilliant choices - one after the other. Both Oren and Dermer
represent what is best about Israel. Intelligent, wise, strong,
unfailing perseverance and extremely articulate.
We wish both Michael and Ron much success in the days to come.
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