State Department team for Israeli-Palestinian conflict talks expands

(JNS.org) The U.S. State Department team for Israeli-Palestinian conflict talks has expanded with the addition of Middle East expert David Makovsky as a strategist and senior adviser. 

David Makovsky, a new member of the U.S. team for Israeli-Palestinian conflict talks. Credit: Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

Makovsky, a fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, began working at the State Department on Monday, Al-Monitor reported. 

“Drawing upon decades of experience working and writing on Israeli-Palestinian issues, Makovsky will serve as a strategist for the U.S. efforts and will be dealing with the wide range of issues associated with the negotiations,” the State Department said.

Posted on November 19, 2013 .