President Obama, do the right thing! Appointing pro-Israeli hawks isn't change we can believe in.
A Dec, 2008 article in Haaretz mentions Kurtzer's background:
"President-elect Barack Obama is considering the appointment of Daniel Kurtzer, former American Ambassador to Egypt (1997-2001) and Israel (2001-2005), to become his administration's presidential envoy to the Middle East, a senior Israeli diplomatic source said this week."
Obama mulls ex-ambassador to Israel, Daniel Kurtzer, as special Mideast envoy