• A Week Into New U.S. Congress, Tense Debate Erupts Over anti-BDS Bills

    Friedman said that for Republicans, “any Democratic opposition to these bills over concerns about freedom of speech will end with a statement bashing Democrats for being supposedly ‘anti-Israel”. She added that “so long as progressives allow the term ‘pro-Israel’ to be defined by Netnayahu and his supporters, there is no win for them on this. Until they take the initiative and take back the definition of what it means to be pro-Israel, this will be a losing argument for them.”

  • After Pittsburgh, Jewish Groups First Fight Is Against BDS — Not White Nationalism

    “An effort to now use this massacre to move legislation on the Hill that literally has nothing to do with the kind of anti-Semitism that was at play in this massacre, but is about trying to shut down criticism of Israel and activism related to Israel, seems opportunistic and cynical,” said Lara Friedman, president of the Foundation for Middle East Peace.

  • 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.