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  Kislev 21, 5769 , 18/12/08

David Welch, State Dept. Mideast Envoy, Calls It Quits

David Welch, United States assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs will not remain in his post under the Obama administration and is moving to the private sector, according to foreign media. A formal announcement is expected Thursday.

He was the chief liaison in the Annapolis, Maryland conference on the Middle East last year, which was the catalyst for renewing negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

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