[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/03/17/art.oren.29b.gi.jpg caption =" Israeli ambassador to the U.S., Michael Oren, claims he was misquoted as saying Israeli-U.S. relations were at an all time low."]Jerusalem (CNN) - The Israeli ambassador to the United States said Wednesday he did not make statements attributed to him about relations between his country and the United States being "in a crisis."
"I was flagrantly misquoted about remarks I made in a confidential briefing this past Saturday," Ambassador Michael Oren said.
"Recent events do not - I repeat - do not represent the lowest point in the relations between Israel and the United States. Though we differ on certain issues, our discussions are being conducted in an atmosphere of cooperation as befitting long-standing relations between allies. I am confident that we will overcome these differences shortly."
The Israeli newspaper Haaretz said Oren made the comments in a conference call to the country's consuls-general Saturday night.