Martin S. Indyk, former U.S. ambassador to Israel, U.S. special envoy for the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, special assistant to President Bill Clinton and senior director for Near East and South Asian affairs at the National Security Council, and assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern affairs; Daryl Messinger,  immediate past chair of the Union for Reform Judaism Board of Trustees; and John M. Shapiro, current chairman of Lawyers for Children and of the American Jewish Committee’s Transatlantic Institute, former president of the American Jewish Committee and UJA-Federation of New York, have joined the Board of Directors of Israel Policy Forum, the US organization that supports a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. 

“We are thrilled and honored that these distinguished leaders in foreign policy, philanthropy and the American Jewish community are joining our Board,” said Board Chair Susie Gelman, who made the announcement. “Needless to say, these are extremely challenging times in Israel, the United States, the Middle East and for US-Israel ties, as well as for Israel Policy Forum’s core mission of maintaining Israel as a secure, Jewish, and democratic state,” Gelman noted.

“Having these dedicated, accomplished individuals assume leadership positions in our organization will be of enormous help in meeting these challenges,” she added.

More detailed bios of these leaders and a complete list of Israel Policy Forum’s Board and Advisory Council can be found here.