THE ABRAHAM ACCORDS – The Policy That Changed the Middle East with Aryeh Lightstone

August 26, 2022

“We are going to make a better future regardless of the past we were handed…"

Aryeh Lightstone

Lightstone played a crucial role in the movement of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, and in the actualization of the Abraham Accords.

ARYEH LIGHTSTONE was the former Senior Advisor to U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman from 2017 to 2021. Lighstone was instrumental in advancing bilateral U.S.-Israel relations, focusing on 5G implementation, infrastructure expansion, and economic development. Further, he played a crucial role in the movement of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem as well as its successful merger with the Jerusalem Consulate. Additionally, he was on the Peace to Prosperity team, led the first Abraham Accord Business Summit, he directed the Abraham Fund, and he ran point in the Middle East for the actualization of the Abraham Accords.

Follow him on Twitter: @lightstonea.

Lightstone worked as an educator, rabbi, management professional, entrepreneur, and issue advocate prior to his tenure with the State Department in 2017. As a Denver native, Lightstone splits his time between Israel and Colorado with his wife and four children.

Tune in as Secure America Now president Allen Roth discusses these international foreign policy successes with Mr. Lighstone, and do't forget to check out his book "Let My People Know" on Amazon.

"Let My People Know provides amazing behind-the-scenes stories and insights from someone who had a front-row seat to incredible events. Aryeh Lightstone might not be a household name yet, but his contributions to America’s successful policies toward Israel and the Middle East during the Trump administration were untiring, historic, and much deserving of praise. His service in helping to unite Israel and the United States will be felt by many for years to come.” 

— Nikki Haley, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, 2017–2019

"A powerful affirmation of humanity’s capacity to achieve the extraordinary." 

—Jared Kushner, Senior Advisor to the President, 2017-2021

"Aryeh demonstrates that faithful adherence to one’s core beliefs—in both his faith and his nation—are not only possible but necessary. Read and enjoy." 

—Mike Pompeo, U.S. Secretary of State


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Today's Episode:
Allen Roth, President of Secure America Now, talks with Aryeh Lighstone, former Senior Advisor to U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman from 2017 to 2021, and key player in actualizing the Abraham Accords.

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