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 ObamaPoll: Voters want US to seek new climate pact to replace Paris The Hill's 12:30 Report Michelle Obama surprises Chance the Rapper with BET Awards video 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.