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By Michael B. Oren

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Michael B. Oren's memoir of his time as Israel's ambassador to the United States--a interval of transformative swap for the USA and a time of violent upheaval through the center East--provides a frank, attention-grabbing glance contained in the particular dating among the US and its closest best friend within the region.

Michael Oren served because the Israeli ambassador to the USA from 2009 to 2013. An American via start and a historian by way of education, Oren arrived at his diplomatic submit simply as Benjamin Netanyahu, Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton assumed workplace. in the course of Oren's tenure in workplace, Israel and the US grappled with the Palestinian peace approach, the Arab Spring, and existential threats to Israel posed by means of overseas terrorism and the Iranian nuclear software. solid within the Truman management, America's alliance with Israel used to be subjected to huge, immense traces, and its destiny used to be puzzled via commentators in either nations. On multiple celebration, the friendship's very textile appeared on the subject of unraveling.

Ally is the tale of that enduring alliance--and of its divides--written from the point of view of a guy who treasures his American id whereas proudly serving the Jewish country he has come to name domestic. nobody might have been larger suited for increase bridges among the us and Israel than Michael Oren--a guy both at domestic leaping out of a aircraft as an Israeli paratrooper and discussing center East background on TV's Sunday morning political exhibits. within the pages of this fast paced booklet, Oren interweaves the tale of his own trip with behind-the-scenes debts of fateful conferences among President Obama and major Minister Netanyahu, high-stakes summits with the Palestinian chief Mahmoud Abbas, and diplomatic crises that intensified the debate surrounding the world's so much contested strip of land.

A quintessentially American tale of a tender guy who refused to relinquish a dream--irrespective of the obstacles--and an inherently Israeli tale approximately assuming laborious obligations, best friend is immediately a checklist, a chronicle, and a confession. And it's a tale approximately love--about anyone lucky sufficient to like international locations and to symbolize one to the opposite. yet, peculiarly, this memoir is a testomony to an alliance that was once and should stay important for american citizens, Israelis, and the world.

Praise for Ally

"The smartest and juiciest diplomatic memoir that I've learn in years, and I've learn my proportion. . . . [Oren's] memoir is the simplest contribution but to a growing to be literature--from Vali Nasr's Dispensable country to Leon Panetta's invaluable Fights--describing how overseas coverage is made within the Age of Obama."--Bret Stephens, The Wall road Journal

"Unlike different diplomatic memoirs, which hardly ever reveal something arguable, [Ally] is provocative. . . . Oren's publication deals a view into the deep rifts that experience opened not just among Washington and Jerusalem, but in addition among Israeli and American Jews."--Newsweek

"A booklet filled with penetrating insights . . . [Oren is] essentially the most uniquely certified judges of this ever extra an important specific relationship."--The Washington Times

"The diplomatic identical of a 'kiss-and-tell' memoir . . . informative and in components entertaining."--Financial Times

"The speak of Washington and Jerusalem . . . an final insider's tale advised whereas the entire gamers store Oren are nonetheless in place."--New York Post

From the Hardcover version.

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Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide

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Michael B. Oren's memoir of his time as Israel's ambassador to the United States--a interval of transformative swap for the United States and a time of violent upheaval during the heart East--provides a frank, interesting glance contained in the designated courting among the US and its closest best friend within the region.

Michael Oren served because the Israeli ambassador to the us from 2009 to 2013. An American by way of start and a historian through education, Oren arrived at his diplomatic put up simply as Benjamin Netanyahu, Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton assumed place of work. in the course of Oren's tenure in place of work, Israel and the US grappled with the Palestinian peace method, the Arab Spring, and existential threats to Israel posed via overseas terrorism and the Iranian nuclear application. cast within the Truman management, America's alliance with Israel used to be subjected to huge, immense traces, and its destiny was once wondered via commentators in either nations. On multiple social gathering, the friendship's very cloth appeared just about unraveling.

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This, apparently, did not happen, as Lowry continued to complain about the administrative headaches presented by pregnant women. On 28 December 1954, he wrote a letter begging the Director of Prisons to make him a happier man in the new year by: ‘(1) not sending unsuitables [poor candidates for treatment]; (2) keeping the number of informers to a minimum; and (3) by sparing us the pregnant ladies’. Many ‘pregnant ladies and babies’ were sent to Lexington within days or weeks of delivery. Delivery was costly, as Lexington had no obstetrical facilities or nurseries (although it boasted a full surgical suite and offered otherwise comprehensive healthcare services).

The rehabilitative aspects of social discipline were considered capable of combating the ‘self-indulgence’ embodied by drug addicts of all genders, but this project assumed a perniciously gendered form in cases where addicts were responsible for dependent children. Paternalism was pervasive in these days before the women’s movement. ‘Spare us the pregnant ladies’: Early mentions of pregnant drug users In a rare mention of children born to drug-addicted women during the 1950s, John Stanton, Chief of the Narcotic Bureau in the City of Buffalo, noted that the ‘out-of-wedlock’ children born of ‘mothers having the habit’ were causing ‘not only a police problem but a welfare problem’ (ABA, 1957: 971).

Often their behaviour precipitated a family crisis, and they were pressured by husbands, concerned children, physicians, employers or co-workers to seek treatment. The real gender difference in which Gomberg was interested was whether this difference in women’s relationships affected their prognosis in treatment: [W]ith men, we will look at his work record, days missing, accident reports, and so on – and his family life, too. For our woman patients, we look to her relationships with her husband, her family, her children, and how she feels about herself – and this is, for many of our women clients, the major measure of her recovery.

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