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Complete video at: Michael Oren outlined for reporters at a breakfast sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor his view on the political trajectory of the Palestinian move for statehood at the UN, arguing it would lock the Palestinian state into a bad negotiating position with its own people that would hamstring them "for generations to come." ----- On Tuesday, October 25, 2011, Israeli Ambassador to the United States Michael Oren joined the Monitor Breakfast for a conversation with reporters. Michael B. Oren is an American-born Israeli historian and author and the Israeli ambassador to the United States. He has written books, articles, and essays on Middle Eastern history, and is the author of the best-selling Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East, which won the Los Angeles Times History Book of the Year Award. He was a Distinguished Fellow at the Shalem Center in Jerusalem and a contributing editor to The New Republic and the Shalem Center's quarterly journal, Azure. A graduate of Princeton and Columbia, Dr. Oren has received fellowships from the US Departments of State and Defense, and from the British and Canadian governments. Formerly, he was the Lady Davis Fellow of Hebrew University, a Moshe Dayan Fellow at Tel-Aviv University, and the Distinguished Fellow at the Shalem Center in Jerusalem. He has been a visiting professor at Harvard, Yale, and Georgetown.