Former Israeli ambassador Michael Oren joins CNN

Michael Oren. Credit: Anne Mandlebaum via Wikimedia Commons.

( Former Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren confirmed that he is joining CNN as an on-air analyst and contributor.

The American-born Oren, a noted historian, served as Israel’s top envoy to the U.S. from 2009-2013. He has already appeared on CNN several times, and penned an obituary for Ariel Sharon for the network.

Oren told the Jerusalem Post that he sees the new position as an opportunity to provide “balanced but insightful commentary on pressing Israeli and Middle East issues.”

Posted on January 14, 2014 .