Michael Oren, Israeli Ambassador to the United States, discusses the political conflicts between Israelis and Palestinians as part of the 2009 Aspen Ideas Festival.
Oren approaches the subject both as a historian and as an American immigrant to Israel.
Jeffrey Goldberg is a national correspondent for The Atlantic and a recipient of the National Magazine Award for Reporting. He is the author of Prisoners: A Story of Friendship and Terror.
Michael B. Oren is the Israeli ambassador designate to the United States. Previously, he was a senior fellow at the Shalem Center, a Jerusalem-based research facility, where he specialized in the diplomatic and military history of the Middle East.
He has written extensively for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The New Republic, of which he is a contributing editor. His latest book is Power, Faith, and Fantasy: American in the Middle East 1776 to the Present.