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July 29, 2013 11:50 am

US State Department: Indyk, Former Ambassador to Israel, Appointed to Oversee Peace Talks

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Former U.S. envoy to Israel Martin Indyk. Photo: Miriam Alster/Flash90.

Yahoo/AP – Secretary of State John Kerry will appoint former U.S. ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk to shepherd Israeli-Palestinian peace talks that are to begin Monday evening in Washington, U.S. officials said Monday.

Kerry plans to name Indyk to be his point man for the talks in a State Department announcement Monday, a day after he announced the resumption of the long-stalled negotiations, the officials said. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly before Kerry announcement.

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