David Makovsky, a senior fellow at
the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, a former editor-in-chief of The
Jerusalem Post and a world-renowned expert on the Israeli-Palestinian peace
process, has joined the US State Department as senior adviser to the special
Middle East envoy.
According to the institute, Makovsky, who will be on leave
from his position there as Ziegler distinguished fellow and director of its
Project on the Middle East Peace Process, will help map strategy for the US team
involved in the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.