Moshe Oren is an Israeli writer, journalist, and editor. Oren was born in Kibbutz Mizra, Jezreel Valley. His father, Mordechai Oren, the “Prisoner of Prague,” was one of the leaders of Mapam, the United Workers Party.
In the early 1970s, he worked as a journalist in London, and in the 1980s he went to Hawaii with his family, where he worked as an emissary.
During the time he was engaged in publishing he initiated and edited Likhyot Bekhol Tnai (To Live and Survive), the first Hebrew survival guide for backpackers (1983). Oren was the first to hike the length of his country, from Dan in the north to Eilat in the south, and his book Ish Holech Et Eretz Yisrael (A Man Walks the Land of Israel, 1994) was the first to describe a journey of this kind.
As head of the MOD Commemoration Division he initiated, planned, and headed during the first decade of the millennium several of the major and most originalmemorial enterprises of his country on Mt. Herzl, Jerusalem, including construction of Hashvil Hamechaber (The Linking Trail) between Yad Vashem and Mt. Herzl; Gan Hane’edarim (Garden of the Missing) in memory of Israel’s MIA; and the Netzer Acharon (Last of Kin) memorial project.
Oren's book on the Yom Kippur War, Eretz Gzera (Land of Exile), appeared as a novel-in-installments in Haaretz website, from September 11th to October 4th, 2013. This project is a first of its kind in Israel's daily press since Oreach Nata Laloon by S.Y. Agnon in 1938.