Following in the Footsteps of Abraham

(JNS) Irit Tratt - A new book by Jason Greenblatt, a former Middle East envoy and one of the chief architects of the Abraham Accords, provides a fascinating personal and professional look at his role in creating meaningful change in the Middle East. Greenblatt, U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, and senior advisor Jared Kushner - all political "outsiders" - were successful in altering decades of U.S. policy in the region that saw resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as the key to Arab acceptance of Israel. The book, In the Path of Abraham, devotes considerable time to President Trump's "Peace to Prosperity" plan, which laid out an economic and political framework for an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal. Greenblatt reveals that many Arab leaders, both publicly and privately, urged the Palestinians to accept the proposal, but the Palestinian Authority's rejectionism led to its failure. The writer is a fellow of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs.

2022-07-07 00:00:00

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