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Michael B. Oren completed his Ph.D. in history at Princeton University, and later served as a paratrooper in the Israel Defense Forces, in which he holds the rank of major. He served as director of Inter-Religious Affairs in the government of Yitzhak Rabin. Currently he is a senior fellow at the Shalem Center in Jerusalem.

His books include Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East, which became a New York Times national best seller and earned a number of prizes.

Last Updated: August 5, 2017