21 Facts About Avi Berkowitz


Avrahm "Avi" Berkowitz was born on November 4,1988 and is an American attorney and political adviser who served as the Assistant to the President and Special Representative for International Negotiations from 2019 to 2021.

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Avi Berkowitz was an advisor to Jared Kushner in the Trump administration and worked on the Trump peace plan and the Abraham Accords.

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Avi Berkowitz attended Yeshiva of Far Rockaway, an Orthodox Jewish high school.

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Avi Berkowitz then worked on Trump's 2016 presidential campaign before finally joining the White House staff after Trump was inaugurated.

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Avi Berkowitz briefly worked as a writer for the New York Observer.

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Avi Berkowitz joined the White House on Jan 20,2017 as Special Assistant to the President and Assistant to the Senior Advisor.

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On September 6,2018, the White House announced that Avi Berkowitz was promoted to Deputy Assistant to the President and Advisor to the Senior Advisor.

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On September 5,2019, the Trump Administration announced that Jason Greenblatt would be departing in the coming weeks, and that Avi Berkowitz would become more involved in the Middle East peace process.

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On November 1,2019, Avi Berkowitz was promoted to Assistant to the President and Special Representative for International Negotiations.

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In January 2020, Avi Berkowitz flew to Israel to meet with Prime Minister Netanyahu and Benny Gantz to discuss the possibility of releasing the Trump peace plan.

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The White House had reservations about annexation as well, which Avi Berkowitz discussed with Netanyahu in meetings in Israel over three days in late June, 2020.

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The agreement was negotiated by Trump senior adviser Jared Kushner and Middle East envoy Avi Berkowitz and marked Kushner and Berkowitz's fourth normalization agreement in as many months.

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On November 30,2020 Kushner and Avi Berkowitz traveled to Saudi Arabia for negotiations on the Qatar diplomatic crisis.

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The negotiations led to a breakthrough, and on January 5,2021, Kushner and Avi Berkowitz attended the GCC Summit in Saudi Arabia, where the parties signed an agreement ending the Qatar diplomatic crisis.

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On September 28,2019, Avi Berkowitz was named one of the top 50 most influential Jews of 2019 by the Jerusalem Post for his role as Special Representative in the Middle East peace process.

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In September 2020, Avi Berkowitz, Jared Kushner and other members of the peace team that negotiated the Israel–United Arab Emirates normalization agreement, were named the most influential Jews of 2020 by the Jerusalem Post.

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On December 23,2020, Avi Berkowitz was awarded the National Security Medal by President Trump for his contributions to the Abraham Accords, which saw peace agreements between Israel, the UAE, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco.

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In February 2019, Avi Berkowitz flew with Kushner to six countries in order to unveil a new closely guarded plan to bring peace to the Middle East.

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Avi Berkowitz played a key role in the US decision to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

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Avi Berkowitz met Jared Kushner in Phoenix while he was a student.

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Once Donald Trump was sworn in as president, Avi Berkowitz went to work at the White House as the “right-hand man” to Kushner.

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