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In the Path of Abraham, A new Book by Jason Greenblatt

In the Path of Abraham, A new Book by Jason Greenblatt

In the Path of Abraham, A new Book by Jason Greenblatt

Jason Greenblatt, who spent twenty years working for President Donald Trump in the private sector, and nearly three years working for President Trump as a senior White House official and as the Envoy to the Middle East, will be publishing his memoir “In the Path of Abraham: How Donald Trump Made Peace in the Middle East—and How to Stop Joe Biden from Unmaking It.” Unlike many other books about the Trump Administration, this book is not a salacious, gossip-filled book of rumors, innuendo and back-stabbing. It is not a book about false leaks.

During the Trump Administration, there was a group of people who tirelessly worked on the elusive Israeli-Palestinian peace effort, the attempts to build bridges between Israel and its Arab neighbors, and to strengthen the relationship between the United States and Israel and the United States and some of its Arab allies. This is a book about what they did and why.

Jason was one of the chief architects of President Trump’s “Peace to Prosperity: A Vision to Improve the Lives of the Palestinian and Israeli People”, which was a lengthy, detailed plan, including maps, designed to try to bridge the gaps between Israel and the Palestinians, and to promote peace between Israel and its Arab neighbors. He helped set the Trump Administration’s Israel and Middle East policies and helped build the relationships and architecture and lay the foundation for what ultimately resulted in the historic Abraham Accords.

The book takes the reader behind the scenes to learn about the small team who President Trump entrusted and tells the story of these monumental tasks through Jason’s eyes. None of the success that the Trump Administration had on the Middle East file, including the Abraham Accords and the development of stronger relationships between the United States and Israel, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Morocco, Egypt, Jordan and other countries could have happened without the hard work of this group of people. Jason, who was the person who worked day in and day out on the overall peace effort for nearly three years is one of the few people in the world who can take us behind the scenes in detail, put color to this story and tell us about the how and the why. 

Jason explains how they went about developing the ideas and the plan, what they learned along the way, and why they did what they did. He describes in detail the various leaders and other personalities they dealt with along the way. 

The book is a mixture of stories, self-reflection, and serious policy, with a human touch. It goes beyond the sound bites and allows the reader to learn more about the enormously complex world that is the Middle East, the Arab-Israeli conflict and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. 

The book is also very much a plea and a warning to the Biden Administration, exhorting the Biden Administration to discard the old, mostly irrelevant playbooks and ideas of the past, and for the Biden Administration to take what the Trump team learned about today’s Middle East and to build on it, so the current Abraham Accords continue to thrive. Jason encourages the Biden Administration to seriously support the U.S. ‘s other friends and allies in the Middle East to help strengthen the stability and prosperity of the region and to increase the possibility of additional countries joining in the Abraham Accords. The book is a warning for the U.S. to stop appeasing Iran which only leads to destabilizing the region and leaves many in the region thinking the United States is no longer there to support the region. 

There are likely no books that cover both the Israeli, Palestinian and wider Arab perspective that have been written during this time of incredible transformation in the Middle East that we are seeing, much less one that is written by someone who dealt with these issues on a daily basis for three years and who learned of the transformation of the region directly from the leadership in these countries in painstaking detail, and who worked closely with the bold, courageous leadership of the world leaders who were involved in this historical transformation.

If you are fascinated by the Middle East, by the elusive Israeli-Palestinian peace process, by the Abraham Accords, by President Trump, by his Middle East policies, and by the countries of the Middle East and Morocco, you will absolutely want to read this book. It is available for pre-order now on Amazon here.

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