An insider’s perspective on how the Abraham Accords were concluded and why they offer a way forward to a new era of peace and prosperity in the Middle East—if only they are not abandoned by the Biden Administration.
This book charts the remarkable journey of Jason D. Greenblatt, who spent nearly two decades in various senior positions at the Trump Organization—including as an Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer—and his subsequent appointment by President Trump as an Assistant to the President and Special Representative for International Negotiations. Jason was also assigned the position of White House Special Envoy to the Middle East, playing a key role in the Peace to Prosperity Plan, which aimed to resolve the discord between Israel and the Palestinians, and Israel and its Arab neighbors. Thanks to these efforts, including Jason’s role in establishing the groundwork for the Abraham Accords, many Middle Eastern countries now have improved relationships with Israel, such as the United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Bahrain, Sudan, and the Kingdom of Morocco. In the Path of Abraham is a call to action—an urgent plea to the Biden administration not to abandon the progress the Trump administration began, but to embrace and expand on it. The stakes could not be higher—and time is not on our side.
About the Author
Jason Greenblatt was appointed by President Trump in 2017 as an Assistant to the President and Special Representative for International Negotiations. In his role as the White House Special Envoy to the Middle East, Jason served as one of the chief architects of the Peace to Prosperity Plan between Israel and the Palestinians and between Israel and its Arab neighbors. Jason was also a key player in building the foundation for the Abraham Accords, through which the United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Bahrain, Sudan, and the Kingdom of Morocco have normalized relations with Israel.
“Jason Greenblatt served the United States of America with distinction during his time at the White House. He played a significant role in helping establish my historic policies and achievements regarding our Middle East allies, including those relating to Jerusalem and the Abraham Accords. Read Jason's book to learn about his essential work and to understand how the Trump Administration created peace in the Middle East.” — President Donald J. Trump
“Jason Greenblatt played a pivotal role in our efforts to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and in establishing a future for peace and prosperity with the Abraham Accords. There are few people better positioned to reflect on those accomplishments and contemplate the possibilities of future successes in the name of peace and opportunity in the Middle East.” — Vice President Mike Pence
“The Abraham Accords will stand the test of time. Read Jason Greenblatt’s book to learn about the work that led to these historic peace deals and how standing with our allies and friends is an essential complement to diplomacy. Jason writes with the same power and clarity he showed working for America and its relationship with Israel.” — Mike Pompeo, former US Secretary of State
“The Abraham Accords were historic and will go down as an amazing legacy for a small group of people, including Jason Greenblatt. Jason’s work toward Middle East peace is remarkable, inspiring, and well worth reading about.” — Ambassador Nikki Haley, former US Ambassador to the United Nations
“While working at the White House, Jason Greenblatt did a tremendous job helping to create President Trump’s economic and political vision for a long-sought peace in the Middle East. He is an American patriot, devoted to Israel, a diplomat who understands today’s Middle East and he continues to build peace between Israel and its Arab neighbors. This book is a must-read for anyone seeking to understand the Trump Administration’s efforts to chart a new course for the Middle East.” — Jared Kushner, former Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor to President Donald J. Trump
“Jason Greenblatt's work as Middle East Envoy at the White House improved dramatically the relationship between the United States and our allies in the Middle East and fostered an historic new dynamic between Israel and some of its Arab neighbors. What we now know as the Abraham Accords would not have been possible without Jason’s empathetic nature and selfless commitment to foster peace and prosperity for all the peoples of that troubled region. This is a story that must be told, and Jason is the right person to tell it. Anyone interested in how the Trump Administration made progress on what many described as a fool's errand and want to know what might be possible in the future must read this book.” — Lieut. Gen. (ret.) H.R. McMaster, 26th National Security Advisor and author of “Battlegrounds: The Fight to Defend the Free World”
“From when I met Jason Greenblatt in early 2017, I knew I was talking to a man with a sincere devotion to achieving peace. While Jason and I have different views about certain issues, including the best route to a just and peaceful settlement for the Palestinian people, he and I share common ground in our passion to help make the world a better place. His book charts his account of his remarkable journey working at the White House and should be read by all who are interested in the Middle East.” — Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani Deputy Prime Minister & Foreign Minister of the State of Qatar
“During his eventful tenure in the Trump Administration, Jason Greenblatt worked tirelessly to strengthen the alliance between Israel and the United States, defend Israel at the United Nations and advance peace by helping lay the foundations for the Abraham Accords. An insider's account from a first-class mensch, Jason’s book is sure to be a must read for anyone interested in one of the most consequential periods in the history of US-Israel relations.” — Ambassador Ron Dermer, former Israeli Ambassador to the United States of America
“Jason Greenblatt, together with his colleagues, created something historic that continues to lead to new economic opportunities and demonstrated to the world the possibilities and potential of peace. I highly recommend reading about Jason’s historic journey throughout the Middle East, which ultimately led to the signing of the Abraham Accords and the dawn of a new era in the Middle East.” — His Excellency Yousef Al Otaiba, United Arab Emirates Ambassador to the United States
“Jason Greenblatt, an outsider to traditional Washington D.C. and diplomatic circles, approached his role of achieving peace between Arab nations and Israel with zeal, passion and sincerity. The work that he and his colleagues did to achieve the historic Abraham Accords has without a doubt changed the landscape of the Middle East forever. Jason’s book about his time in the White House is an important read for anyone who wants to better understand today’s Middle East.” — His Excellency Shaikh Abdulla Bin Rashed Al Khalifa, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the United States of America.