Israel's New U.S. Envoy: Influential Policy Hound or Another 'CNN Ambassador'?

For the White House, Netanyahu's appointment of Ron Dermer - his closest adviser and known supporter of the Republican Party - as the next ambassador to Washington could mean direct access to the prime minister or another obstacle to peace talks.

BOSTON – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to appoint Ron Dermer, his closest adviser, as Israel's ambassador to the United States, has...