Most of you probably already remember our good friend Robert Malley. And if you don’t, here’s a refresher course.
Middle East and North Africa Program Director for the International Crisis Group (Soros)
Son of Simon Malley, a key figure in the Egyptian Communist Party
Became foreign policy advisor to presidential candidate Barack Obama in 2007
One U.S. security official, speaking on condition of anonymity, states that Robert Malley “has expressed sympathy to Hamas and Hezbollah and [has] offered accounts of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations that don’t jibe with the facts.”
In 2008, the Barack Obama presidential campaign severed its ties with Malley after the latter told the Times of London that he had been in regular contact with Hamas as part of his work for ICG.
Now in Term 2, Bob may be making a comeback.
An anti-Israel diplomat who was kicked off the 2008 Obama campaign after he was caught negotiating with the terror group Hamas is under consideration for a State Department advisory post, the Washington Free Beacon has learned.
Robert Malley, a longtime government insider who worked for former President Bill Clinton and advised then-Sen. Barack Obama, is said to be on Kerry’s shortlist for deputy assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern Affairs, according to reports and sources. He currently serves as the Middle East director of the International Crisis Group (ICG).
If tapped for the job, Malley would be in charge of the Israel-Palestinian peace process, according to Al Monitor.
What kind of ideas for peace would Malley have? One word. Hamas.