A conversation with Amb. Ron Dermer, Part 2
In this week's episode, Rich and Jarrod are joined by former Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer for part two in their conversation on Dermer's time in Washington and the battle over the Iran Deal. Dermer also clarifies and provides context for his recent remarks about Evangelical support for Israel. Plus, Dermer responds to recent comments by Ben Rhodes on the podcast charging that Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is to blame for turning support for Israel into more of a partisan issue.
About the Podcast
Limited Liability Podcast is a new weekly podcast for readers of Jewish Insider. Hear from the key players generating buzz and making headlines in conversation with two top political operatives, Jarrod Bernstein and Rich Goldberg. One Democrat, one Republican. Both hosts have extensive experience in the political arena and a deep rolodex to match. It’s Jewish Insider’s Daily Kickoff brought to life.
Jarrod leads the Disaster Response, Recovery and Resilience Operations team at Bloomberg LP. Jarrod previously served as the Associate Director of the White House’s Office of Public Engagement and the Director of Jewish Outreach under President Barack Obama. Prior to that, Bernstein was a senior aide to Secretary Janet Napolitano at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. A Bloomberg man through and through, Bernstein served as a former New York City deputy commissioner of community affairs under then-Mayor Michael Bloomberg. As a volunteer firefighter and New York Yankees fan, Jarrod enjoys his whiskey on the rocks.
Rich is a Senior Advisor at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. Rich previously served on the White House National Security Council and led the Trump administration’s efforts to counter Iranian weapons of mass destruction. A Chicago native, Goldberg previously served as chief of staff to former Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and as a senior adviser to former United States Sen. Mark Kirk. As a devoted Cubs fan and former Navy intelligence officer, Rich enjoys his whiskey neat.