Jun 27 2014
Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) released the following statement after the State Department announced that Ambassador Martin Indyk is stepping down as U.S. Special Envoy for Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations:
“Martin Indyk had one of the most difficult diplomatic assignments imaginable: to achieve a peace agreement that has eluded negotiators for decades. I applaud Indyk for his dogged efforts to achieve a two-state solution.
“Despite the obstacles, Indyk was tireless in his efforts. All Americans, Israelis and Palestinians should commend his service because what he was working toward—a peaceful end to this long conflict—benefits us all.
“I deeply hope that the latest suspension of peace talks is not the final chapter in Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. We cannot lose sight of the importance of a two-state solution—it is the only way to ensure a Jewish, democratic Israel can live in peace. The administration will have my strong support as it continues to pursue this difficult but essential goal.”