Ron Dermer, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s choice to succeed American-born Michael Oren as Israel’s Ambassador to the United States, moved to Israel 16 years ago but his mother Yaffa told the Miami Herald, “ I think he’ll do a wonderful job because he’s a red-blooded American.”
Yaffa Dermer, a resident of Florida but born and raised in Israel, quickly added that her son “loves” Israel.
Her son wears a kippa and is modern Orthodox.
He also is a good son, his mother says. “He told me he’s going to visit me a lot.”