• JTA: White House dumps the Palestinian playbook [re: refugees]

    Lara Frieman, the president of the Foundation for Middle East Peace, said denying the Palestinians the multigenerational attachment to historical Palestine embedded in their refugee status was odd, considering the millennia-long Jewish attachment to the land of Israel. “For folks who naively believe we’re simplifying the Palestinian issue, they are not taking seriously the power of narrative and grievances,” she said. ‘How long have Jews held fast to ‘next year in Jerusalem’?”

  • Trump turns away from the Palestinians

    “They took Jerusalem off table, now they are taking refugees off the table,” Lara Friedman, President of the Foundation for Middle East Peace, told Al-Monitor, referring to the Trump administration.

  • FMEP’s Lara Friedman at the UN’s International Conference on the question of Jerusalem (Rabat)

    The Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People (CEIRPP) and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) jointly convened an international conference under the theme “The Question of Jerusalem after 50 years of Occupation and 25 years of the Oslo Accords” in Rabat, Morocco from 26-28 June 2018. FMEP’s Lara Friedman appeared on a plenary examining the political and social status of Palestinians in East Jerusalem today.

  • After issuing video, Sanders won’t say if he backs Palestinian ‘right of return’

    On Tuesday, Sanders released a video montage on Twitter, embossed with his campaign logo, that cross-cut between the inauguration ceremony of the Jerusalem embassy this week and the violence that unfolded in the Gaza Strip. It also included segments from a panel discussion the Brooklyn native participated in with Lara Friedman, who heads the left-wing Foundation for Middle East Peace, Joe Cirincione, president of Ploughshares Fund, and Rob Malley, a former Obama administration official.

  • Interruptors on Israel and Palestine

    On May 29, 2018, Foreign Policy Interrupted — which elevates the voices of women experts in foreign policy and national security – published its list of “Interruptors on Israel and Palestine,” including FMEP President Lara Friedman.