Magazine article Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

Martin Indyk Cleared in One Day

Magazine article Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

Martin Indyk Cleared in One Day

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Martin Indyk Cleared in One Day

ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE MARTIN INDYK, proposed for a second ambassadorship in Israel after the Israeli government apparently requested him, is to switch jobs with the present ambassador, Ned Walker, sometime in January. It took only one hurried hearing on Capitol Hill during the harried rush by an adjourning Congress to depart Washington, for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to vote unanimously in favor of his appointment.

Indyk, a somewhat controversial appointee the first time he was appointed to a high-ranking position in the peace process as Middle East adviser in the National Security Council, because of his late acquisition of American citizenship only eight days before his appointment, has risen in stature among observers, partly because of his long-running feud with former Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

But his long involvement in organizations supporting Israel, and his dedication in public speeches for letting Israel determine the extent of its withdrawals in carrying out the land-for-peace principle, continue to mark him as a person who is more interested in finding a way to make peace on Israeli terms than on the basis of a lasting land-for-peace settlement. …

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