Martin Indyk

former US ambassador to Israel and Assistant Secretary of State for Near East Affairs during the Cli

Martin Indyk appears in the following:

Violence Between Israel, Palestine Sparks Fears of Third Intifada

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Since October 1st, a handful of Israelis have been stabbed in Jerusalem and hundreds of Palestinians, including civilians, have been wounded or killed by Israeli forces.

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The Elusive Dream of Peace in Gaza

Thursday, July 24, 2014

It's already been a deadly week in Gaza and Israel, but a cease-fire seems no closer. Veteran Middle East negotiator Ambassador Martin Indyk says it's an unsustainable stalemate in an...

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Ambassador Martin Indyk on Egypt Opening Gaza's Border

Thursday, May 26, 2011

In a major departure from the policy of the Mubarak regime, Egypt's official news agency has announced that, as of Saturday, May 28, 2011, the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and Gaza will be permanently opened. The border's periodic openings and closings over the decades have reflected tensions between Israel and the Palestinian Territories — and an agreement between Israel and the Mubarak regime.

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Ambassador Scrutinizes Obama-Netanyahu Face-Off

Monday, May 23, 2011

President Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel shared their visions of peace at a long meeting in Washington on Friday, but their differences remain stark. Coming up,...


Should the US Urge Democracy in Saudi Arabia?

Monday, April 11, 2011

Saudi Arabia has played a behind-the-scenes role in fighting the revolutions sweeping through the Middle East this spring, propping up unstable neighbors like the Sunni minority government in Bahrain. But King Abdullah’s government is also fragile; and after watching the U.S. government turn against former allies like Hosni Mubarak, the king is concerned that he might not have American support for long. Martin Indyk, former U.S. Ambassador to Israel and Director of Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution, believes that President Obama needs to renew his relationship with Saudi Arabia – and guide King Abdullah toward a more open government. 


Negotiations Leak: Palestinian Concessions to Israel

Monday, January 24, 2011

The biggest leak of confidential documents in the history of the Middle East reveal that Palestinian negotiators secretly told Israel it could keep swathes of occupied East Jerusalem. Thousands of pages of confidential Palestinian records of negotiations with Israel and the U.S. have been published by the Guardian and Al Jazeera. The Guardian’s Middle East editor Ian Black says the documents show a weak and desperate Palestinian side offering a string of concessions that will shock Palestinians and the wider Arab world.The former United States Ambassador to Israel and director of Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institute, Martin Indyk, disagrees.

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Marking the 30th anniversary of the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Thirty years ago today Egypt and Israel brokered a historic peace treaty, ending three decades of war. When Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin shook hands with Egypt’s president An...

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American Middle East Diplomacy

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Martin Indyk, two-time ambassador to Israel, director of the Brookings Institute's the Saban Center for Middle East Policy and author of the new book Innocent Abroad: An Intimate Account of American Peace Diplomacy in the Middle East, talks about the new book.

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Diplomacy in the Middle East

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

In her confirmation hearing for the post of secretary of state, Sen. Hillary Clinton said the U.S. should not give up the quest for peace in the Middle East. Former ambassador to Israel and advisor to President Clinton, Martin Indyk offers his views of what past presidents have done right, ...