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Peace is Possible

Conversations With Arab And Israeli Leaders From 1988 To The Present

By S. Daniel Abraham

A first-hand personal account of American businessman and Slim Fast founder Danny Abraham's more than 15 years of peacemaking efforts in the Middle East and the reasons he believes peace is possible.

For more than fifteen years, entrepreneur Danny Abraham, founder and former chairman of Slim Fast, chose to utilize his considerable resources to facilitate Mideast peace. Together with Utah Congressman Wayne Owens, Abraham made more than sixty trips to the Middle East between 1988 to 2002, meeting with Arab leaders Hosni Mubarak, Hafez Assad, Crown Prince Abdullah, and Yasser Arafat, and Israeli prime ministers Yitzhak Shamir, Yitzhak Rabin, Shimon Peres, Ehud Barak, and Ariel Sharon.

Using his business experience with difficult negotiations, Abraham took an active behind-the-scenes role, setting up critical one-on-one meetings between key figures. He urged these leaders to articulate not what they wanted, but what they needed, to make peace, fostering significant advances in the peace process. Since Owens' untimely death in 2002, Abraham has continued to arrange peacemaking meetings on his own.

Drawing from meeting transcripts, diary entries, and extensive handwritten notes, Abraham writes in the first person about these extraordinary, often private meetings, giving us rare "you are there" insight into historically significant events. In his pragmatic and hopeful book, he writes, "I am a great optimist, particularly about a region of the world that usually brings out people's most pessimistic inclinations—Israel and its neighbors." Foreword by President Bill Clinton. 16 page color photo insert, maps, chronology, index.

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Format: Book
Author: Abraham, S. Daniel
Title: Peace is possible : conversations with Arab and Israeli leaders from 1988 to the present / S. Daniel Abraham ; foreword by Bill Clinton.
Publisher Date: New York : Newmarket Press, c2006.
Subject: Arab-Israeli conflict -- 1993- -- Peace
Isbn: 1557047022 (cloth : alk. paper)
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Call Number: 956.053 Abr
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Format: Book
Author: Abraham, S. Daniel
Title: Peace is possible : conversations with Arab and Israeli leaders from 1988 to the present / S. Daniel Abraham ; foreword by Bill Clinton.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Newmarket Press, c2006.
Description: xviii, 216 p., [16] p. of plates : col. ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Subjects: Arab-Israeli conflict -- 1993- -- Peace
Notes: Includes index.
Contents: The start of a journey -- The question of borders : meeting with Mubarak -- Arafat in Tunis -- From the Madrid Conference to the Oslo Accords -- The elusive pursuit of peace with Syria -- Netanyahu and Oslo -- Barak, Arafat, and the aftermath of Camp David -- Are the 1967 borders good for Israel?
LCCN: 2005030163 * 2005022035
ISBN: 1557047022 (cloth : alk. paper)
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Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 956.053 Abr