My Brother’s Keeper: Netanyahu, Obama, and the Year of Terror and Conflict that Changed the Middle East Forever


My Brother’s Keeper tells the behindthescenes story of how the American President and the Israeli Prime Minister clashed about peace, war, and the future of the region.

Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu viewed the worldand especially the Middle Eastdifferently. The US president wanted to end what he saw as America’s perpetual war against the Muslim and Arab worlds, use diplomacy to bring about a Palestinian state coexisting peacefully with Israel, and apply his signature foreign policy vision to reward the Islamic Republic of Iran in exchange for the scaling back of their nuclear pursuits. The Israeli premier wanted his country to thrive without the senseless bloodshed of terror and violence, and he was determined to protect the Jewish state from threats of annihilation by a member of the axis of evil that would one day be armed with nuclear weapons. Netanyahu wanted peace for peace, as well as the acceptance of Israel as a fullfledged part of the Middle East. In 2014, during a pivotal summer of terrorist violence, a war in Gaza, and the advancement of a nuclear deal with Iran, the two men clashed, threatening the USIsraeli strategic alliance and the future of the region. The Middle East would never be the same.