Israeli ambassador leaving post this fall

“I am grateful for the opportunity to represent the State of Israel and its Government, under the leadership of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, to the United States, President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaOvernight Energy: Dems ask Pruitt to justify first-class travel | Obama EPA chief says reg rollback won't stand | Ex-adviser expects Trump to eventually rejoin Paris accord Overnight Regulation: Trump to take steps to ban bump stocks | Trump eases rules on insurance sold outside of ObamaCare | FCC to officially rescind net neutrality Thursday | Obama EPA chief: Reg rollback won't stand Ex-US ambassador: Mueller is the one who is tough on Russia MORE, the Congress, and the American people,” Oren said in a statement on his Facebook page. 

“Israel and the United States have always enjoyed a special relationship and, throughout these years of challenge, I was privileged to take part in forging even firmer bonds.” 

Oren, who was born in upstate New York, had to give up his American citizenship to become ambassador.

Israel's Army Radio reported last week that Oren is expected to be replaced by Ron Dermer, a U.S.-born Israel who helped organize Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's trip to Jerusalem in 2012.