ZOA national president Morton A. Klein said, “ZOA welcomes the appointment of Ron Dermer as the new Israeli Ambassador to the United States. I am proud to say that I have known Ron Dermer for many years; he is one of the most brilliant, eloquent, and wise spokesmen for Israel I have ever known or heard. There’s not an issue Ron Dermer doesn’t understand to its innermost depths.
“There’s not an issue he doesn’t know how to respond to and explain in an effective and sophisticated way. He is always careful and judicious and respectful. His insights into America and Israel are without peer. Add to all this his extraordinary writing and oratorical skills, and you have a superb diplomat and spokesman for Israel.
“Mr. Prime Minister Netanyahu, you chose well — very well.”