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  • Indyk: Settlements pushed Palestinians to end talks

    July 4, 2014 | 1:38 pm

    Martin Indyk, the former chief U.S. envoy for Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts, said Israeli settlement activity caused the Palestinians to walk away from negotiations.

    Indyk, who quit his post as peace envoy last week after the breakdown of talks, blamed settlement activity for...

  • Martin Indyk quits State Department, will continue to consult

    June 27, 2014 | 8:22 am

    Martin Indyk is resigning as the chief U.S. negotiator for Israeli-Palestinian peace, but will continue to consult on the matter, said U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

    “I’m grateful for the wisdom and insight he’s brought to our collective efforts,” Kerry said in a statement.

    ...
  • Gap in peace talks wide, Palestinian official says

    April 18, 2014 | 2:31 pm

    A meeting between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators ended without an agreement to resume peace talks, a Palestinian official said.

    The meeting held Thursday in Jerusalem sought a framework that would allow talks to continue for another nine months. It lasted five hours, and the...

  • As U.S. tries to save talks, Kerry touts past progress, says ‘fight is over process’

    April 9, 2014 | 1:56 pm

    The Obama administration is sticking with the Israeli-Palestinian peace process for now despite a crisis that has threatened to scuttle talks.

    That’s the message U.S. officials were peddling as a top State Department team was in the region turning over the engine attempting to...

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  • Kerry calls on Israeli, Palestinian leaders to ‘lead’ for peace

    April 3, 2014 | 10:23 am

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called on Israeli and Palestinian leaders to “lead” and to make compromises for peace.

    “You can facilitate, you can push, you can nudge, but the parties themselves have to make fundamental decisions and compromises,” Kerry said Thursday in...

  • U.S. scrambles as prisoner release, Jewish state issue threaten to sink talks

    March 26, 2014 | 3:50 pm

    The Obama administration is scrambling to salvage Israeli-Palestinian talks threatened by disputes over core identity issues for each side: recognition of the state’s Jewish character for Israel, the release of prisoners for the Palestinians.

    Martin Indyk, the peace process envoy...

  • Israelis and Palestinians launch talks in Jerusalem

    August 14, 2013 | 3:08 pm

    Israeli and Palestinian negotiators launched renewed peace talks in Jerusalem under a media blackout.

    Following a three-year freeze, the talks began Wednesday night and were expected to last several hours. There will be no photo opportunities or statements before or after the...

  • Martin Indyk and his history

    July 31, 2013 | 11:03 am

    The Weekly Standard and the Forward each rummage through the baggage of the newly (re)named top Middle East peace envoy Martin Indyk.

    The Forward’s Nathan Guttman notes that Indyk, who held a similar post during the Clinton administration, has pissed off folks all over the...

  • Peace negotiators meet with Obama

    July 30, 2013 | 9:03 am

    President Obama met with the top Israeli and Palestinian peace negotiators.

    The Tuesday-morning meeting took place a day after peace talks were launched for the first time since 2010, a White House official told JTA.

    John Kerry, Obama’s secretary of state, has pushed hard for a...

  • Kerry names Indyk to top peace negotiator post

    July 29, 2013 | 10:04 am

    Secretary of State John Kerry named Martin Indyk, a former U.S. ambassador to Israel, as his special envoy on Middle East peace.

    Kerry appointed Indyk on Monday, hours before talks were to resume for the first time since 2010.

    “Ambassador Indyk brings to this challenge his deep...

  • No Stranger to Controversy

    By Sharon Samber

    September 28, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    From the start, Martin Indyk's career as a U.S. official has been filled with intrigue.As the first Jewish ambassador to Israel and later the top State Department official in charge of Middle East policy, Indyk's words and actions have been scrutinized by Jews and Arabs, by...

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