Jeshurun. . .a novel set against a backdrop of political intrigue and treason. America's first female president, Jazelle Damon, has placed control of the U.S. armed forces under the United Nations. Her husband, Lucis, former U.S. president and now UN secretary general, demands that Israel relinquish Judea and Samaria to the Palestinians. This could cost the nation of Israel its very existence. John Redden, youngest general in UN history, has been assigned to command the UN forces and remove all Jews from Judea and Samaria. To persuade them to leave peacefully, Redden meets with Rabbi Levy, an influential leader in Judea. The rabbi's daughter, Rachel, agrees to show him the holy sites in hopes of convincing him his mission is wrong. Rachel Levy is unlike any woman Redden has ever known. The wide chasm of religion, ethics and belief systems, however, creates impregnable walls, but he cannot let go of his desire to have her for himself. Redden learns the secretary general may have a personal bias against Israel, and financial kickbacks from the Arab world become visible. Has he been sent to bring stability to the region, or does his employer want to create Auschwitz-type borders around Israel to further the Arabs' goal of annihilating the Jews once and for all? Before the final stages of the attack are set in motion, John Redden is forced to make a decision he never thought possible. Will he be a great general or a great man? He cannot be both. Marlena Ariel Geren was born in Split, Croatia (formerly Yugoslavia). Raised in Berlin, Germany, she attended school there, moved to the U.S. in 1991 and has been an American citizen since 1996. She traveled on location and spent three years doing research for this novel.