Tested by Zion: The Bush Administration and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (Hardcover)
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This book tells the full inside story of the Bush Administration and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Written by a top National Security Council officer who worked at the White House with Bush, Cheney, and Rice and attended dozens of meetings with figures like Sharon, Mubarak, the kings of Jordan and Saudi Arabia, and Palestinian leaders, it brings the reader inside the White House and the palaces of Middle Eastern officials. How did 9/11 change American policy toward Arafat and Sharon's tough efforts against the Second Intifada? What influence did the Saudis have on President Bush? Did the American approach change when Arafat died? How did Sharon decide to get out of Gaza, and why did the peace negotiations fail? In the first book by an administration official to focus on Bush and the Middle East, Elliott Abrams brings the story of Bush, the Israelis, and the Palestinians to life.
About the Author
Elliott Abrams was educated at Harvard College, Harvard Law School, and the London School of Economics and Political Science. After working on the staffs of the late Senators Henry M. Jackson and Daniel P. Moynihan, he served all eight years of the Reagan Administration as an Assistant Secretary of State and received the Secretary's Distinguished Service Award from Secretary of State George P. Shultz. Abrams is former President of the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, DC. He was a member and later chairman of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom from 1999 to 2001, and was reappointed to membership in 2012. He is currently a member of the US Holocaust Memorial Council, which directs the activities of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum. Abrams is the author or editor of six books. He served at the White House as a Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor in the Administration of President George W. Bush, where he supervised US policy in the Middle East. Abrams is now a Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, and teaches about US policy in the Middle East at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service.