Vice President Mike Pence’s promise that President Trump is “giving serious consideration” to the idea of relocating the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem won applauds from the AIPAC audience Sunday night, but the wording didn’t fool veteran Middle East watchers.
Naftali Bennett isn’t afraid to tell Washington the two-state solution is no solution. The real problem? Many Israelis agree with the rising right wing star.
Naftali Bennett’s got chutzpah. The right-wing wunderkind bluntly trashed the two-state solution and warned an American diplomat to ‘wake up’ before more Israelis die, Nathan Guttman reports.
What was supposed to have revived the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks – allowing negotiations to develop organically – instead helped kill them, Martin Indyk, until recently the top U.S. peace broker, told JTA in a candid and wide-ranging interview.
Could Lieberman topple Bibi? We’ll know soon.
The New York Times recently showed how foreign powers buy influence by funneling money into U.S. think tanks. Israel wasn’t mentioned — but that doesn’t mean there’s no Israeli input.
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.
Martin Indyk, the Obama administration’s special envoy for Israeli-Palestinian peace, will formally resign this afternoon and return to his think-tank job at the Brookings Institution, the Associated Press reports. If there was talk of a renewed American effort to reignite peace talks, this is probably a bad sign.
American peace mediator Martin Indyk was once known as a died-in-the-wool Israel supporter. Then he spent nine months trying to negotiate with the Israelis.
Israeli and Palestinian leaders were unwilling to make the “gut-wrenching” compromises needed for peace, a top U.S. official said on Thursday, faulting both sides for the collapse of talks last month.