Martin Indyk, vice president and director of foreign policy at Brookings and a member of Bill Clinton's peace team, is author of Innocent Abroad: An Intimate Account of American Peace Diplomacy in the Middle East.

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Israelis think Obama doesn’t like them very much. He can fix that. By Martin Indyk.

With the flotilla crisis pushing Palestinians toward a deal and Israelis feeling alone in the world, former Ambassador Martin Indyk says the timing is right for real progress.

As the president sits down with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Martin Indyk, former U.S. ambassador to Israel, now director of foreign policy at Brookings, says Obama can turn the low expectations to his advantage.

All it took was a routine zoning decision to remind us just how crucial Jerusalem is to the Israeli-Palestinian peace process—and how fragile the questions of who lives where remain. Martin Indyk, former U.S. ambassador to Israel, on the way forward.

Netanyahu sensed a political advantage, and he's pressing it. Martin Indyk, former American ambassador to Israel, explains Netanyahu's remarkable decision to taunt his country's most important ally.

Far from taking risks for peace, like freezing settlements, the Israeli prime minister just laid down new preconditions. Martin Indyk, former ambassador to Israel and director of the Saban Center at Brookings on what Obama didn't get from Netanyahu.