Martin Indyk, U.S. special envoy to the Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations, blamed Israeli settlements for the recent breakdown of peace negotiations.
Indyk was in Washington speaking at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy conference and conducted a question and answer session following his speech.
According to CNS News, Israel engineered settlement activity as a way of "sabotaging" the peace process.
“The promoters of the settlement activity were the ones who were adamantly opposed to the negotiations, even though they were in a government that was committed to the negotiations. And it was that determination to use settlement activity as a way of sabotaging negotiations that succeeded.”