Indyk building U.S. team in Mideast talks
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Top U.S. Middle East peace negotiator Martin Indyk has expanded his team, with the United States encouraging Israelis and Palestinians to address core issues in their talks.
Al-Monitor, a Middle East news site, reported Oct. 8 that Indyk’s negotiating team has grown from two — including himself — to six, and is seeking others.
Indyk and his boss, Secretary of State John Kerry, have kept the talks under wraps, but in recent weeks said they are encouraging the sides to advance from preliminary to core issues, including borders, Jerusalem and the status of the descendants of Palestinian refugees.
Israeli and Palestinian negotiators met Oct. 7 for the eighth round of talks since they were restarted in July. — jta
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