Ambassador Michael Oren, the former Israeli ambassador to the US and a former Obama supporter, wrote his third op-ed this week critical of Barack Obama. In his latest opinion piece Oren argues that Obama has spent so much energy reaching out to the Muslim world because he had two Muslim fathers who abandoned him.
Barack and Michelle Obama visit a mosque in Muslim Indonesia.
The Times of Israel reported:
In an op-ed published Friday, Kulanu Knesset member and former Israeli ambassador to the United States Michael Oren speculates that President Barack Obama’s relentless outreach to the Muslim world may stem from the fact that he was abandoned by the two Muslim father figures in his life and therefore seeks acceptance by their co-religionists.
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In the article, in Foreign Policy Magazine, Oren also posits that the world may look back on Obama’s approach to Middle East issues as naive and hard to credit.
The piece marks Oren’s third op-ed critical of Obama published in major US media in less than a week. In the first of the series, the former ambassador published “How Obama abandoned Israel” in the Wall Street Journal, followed by “Why Obama is wrong about Iran being ‘rational’ on nukes,” in the Los Angeles Times. He also gave a lengthy interview to the Times of Israel this week in which he echoed charges in his new book, “Ally,” to the effect that aspects of US-Israel ties are “in tatters” because of the president.