Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has decided to appoint 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 served as the economic attaché at the Israeli Embassy in Washington from 2005 to 2008.
Prime Minister Netanyahu said, "Ron Dermer has all the qualities necessary to successfully fill this important post. 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."
Following the announcement, Ambassador Michael Oren said, "I wish to express my warmest congratulations to Ron Dermer, who has been appointed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as Israel's ambassador-designate to the United States of America.
"As a close friend and a long-time colleague of Ron's, I know that he is uniquely qualified for this position and is deeply committed to the historic U.S.-Israel alliance."