My report for IPS on the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks and the J Street conference.
Posts Tagged ‘Martin Indyk’
Posted in J Street, Peace Plans, tagged Americans for Peace Now, Daniel Levy, Israel, Jeremy Ben-Ami, Jerusalem, Joe Biden, Martin Indyk, Ori Nir, Palestine, Refugees, Right of Return, Settlements, Yousef Munayyer on October 3, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Peace Plans, tagged Commentary Magazine, David Harris, Geoffrey Aronson, George H.W. Bush, Ian Lustick, Israel, John Kerry, Jonathan Tobin, Leila Hilal, Leile Hilal, Martin Indyk, One-State Solution, Oslo Peace Process, Palestine, Shibley Telhami, Two-state solution on September 18, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Ian Lustick’s piece in the New York Times this past weekend certainly raised some hackles. The half-dozen experts I saw speak at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace last week, however, largely agreed and bolstered his arguments about the abject failure of the Oslo Peace Process. For me, I believe all these scholars’ works back up the point I’ve been making for years: the Oslo two-state formula was ill-conceived and the intervening two decades have altered its contours only in the direction of making a resolution to the conflict even harder to achieve. I explore at LobeLog.
Posted in Peace Plans, tagged AIPAC, Americans for Peace Now, Benjamin Netanyahu, Bill Clinton, Camp David II, Danny Danon, Dennis Ross, intifada, J Street, John Kerry, Mahmoud Abbas, Martin Indyk, New Israel Fund, Palestinian prisoners, Settlements, Stephen Walt, WINEP on July 30, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in United States, US-Israel Lobby, tagged AIPAC, Camp David, Dennis Ross, Israel, Israel Lobby, Israel-Palestine Talks, Martin Indyk, Oslo Peace Process, Palestinians, WINEP on July 21, 2013 | 1 Comment »
This piece originally appeared at LobeLog.
Martin Indyk is about to be named the US representative for the resuscitated Israel-Palestinian talks, according to a report from Israel’s Channel 2. (Though it seems Channel 2′s Ehud Yaari was not first with the news. That was actually the inestimable Laura Rozen at al-Monitor)
This says a great deal about the US role in the “peace process” and, indeed, the conflict in general. Indyk was the key force in founding the Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP), which is, in essence, the think tank of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). In fact, Indyk went from working for AIPAC to working for them as WINEP’s first Executive Director in 1985.
He went on to be Bill Clinton’s special assistant for the Middle East and senior director of Near East and South Asian Affairs at the National Security Council. His government service culminated in appointments as US Ambassador to Israel from April 1995 to September 1997 and again from January 2000 to July 2001. Indyk was as central as any figure to the construction — and failures — of the Oslo process, the Camp David II summit in 2000 and the following years of downward spiral. (more…)