Israeli and Palestinian negotiators launched renewed peace talks in Jerusalem under a media blackout.
The Weekly Standard and the Forward each rummage through the baggage of the newly (re)named top Middle East peace envoy Martin Indyk.
President Obama met with the top Israeli and Palestinian peace negotiators.
Secretary of State John Kerry named Martin Indyk, a former U.S. ambassador to Israel, as his special envoy on Middle East peace.
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 proponents and opponents of the peace process.