US State Department point person on Israel-Palestinian conflict resigns, citing personal reasons

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US bureau chief

The State Department’s point person for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has resigned in the midst of the Gaza war, citing a desire to spend more time with his family, according to a source familiar with the matter.

US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Israeli-Palestinian Affairs Andrew Miller informed colleagues earlier today of his decision to step down after a year and seven months, the source says, confirming reporting in the Washington Post.

Miller “cited his family, saying he has seen them sparingly as the eight-month war in Gaza has become all-consuming. Miller told colleagues that if not for those responsibilities, he would have preferred to remain in his job and fight for what he believes,” the Post reported.

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