The U.S. mediator between Israel and the Palestinian leaders who was appointed by President Barack Obama and works closely with Secretary of State John Kerry was allegedly heard in a Washington, D.C., bar blaming Israel for the failures of the peace talk process, according to Israeli news source Arutz Sheva on Saturday.
Martin Indyk, Obama's chief American negotiator, who works closely with Secretary Kerry in the peace talk process, was heard while drinking at a bar condemning the Jewish nation for its part in causing the peace talks to fail.
In a news story appearing in the Washington Free Beacon on Friday, correspondent Adam Kredo reported:
"A person who overheard the conversation told Washington Free Beacon that the 30-minute-long tirade included Indyk, his wife Gahl Burt, and several members of his staff. It took place right after he spoke at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP), where he openly blamed Israeli construction in Judea and Samaria for the failure of the talks, despite the fact that a freeze of such building was not a precondition of talks."
However, Indyk made no mention of the Palestinian Authority officials who allegedly torpedoed the peace talks by breaching conditions in a unilateral request to join 15 international conventions. The PA's signing a unity deal with the terrorist group Hamas was never mentioned by Indyk during his alleged tirade against Israel's leaders, accusing them of lacking any desire to achieve an Obama-led peace accord in the Middle East.
During Indyk's discussion in the 'Inside-the-Beltway" Ritz-Carlton Hotel bar, neither Indyk nor his companions were heard discussing any wrongdoing by Palestinian Authority. Also, there was no mention or criticism of Secretary Kerry's own recent tirade in which he accused the Israelis of apartheid in their dealings with the Palestinian people.
Indyk's appointment as the Obama administration's mediator in talks between Israel and the Palestinians had been criticized by conservatives who support the Jewish State in its life-or-death struggle against Islamic terrorists. They based their anti-Indyk on the fact he's a board member of a leftist group known as the New Israel Fund.