Kerry on Monday announced Martin Indyk, a former U.S. ambassador to Israel, as Washington's Middle East envoy, whose job will be to oversee the negotiations. Indyk is a veteran of U.S. efforts to resolve the Israeli- Palestinian conflict. He was a senior official in the Clinton administration, which oversaw a failed summit in 2000 after which violence erupted in Israel and Palestinian territories.
Martin Indyk’s ties to the New Israel Fund (NIF) have raised concern over the long-time Mideast diplomat’s impartially as a potential broker for upcoming peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians.
In late February 2010 he made highly critical remarks, as member of the New Israel Fund Board, of the campaign against the Fund in Australia which resulted in the postponement of a visit by Naomi Chazan.
And now read Noah Pollak's analysis.
Lucky for him, there are always the anti-Zionists and their take.
Some good news though?
Israeli and Palestinian officials put forward clashing formats for peace talks which were due to resume in Washington on Monday for the first time in nearly three years.
P.S. This was my 18,500th post.