• Anti-BDS bills expected to feature prominently at AIPAC

    “We have seen a wave of legislation in US states and efforts at the federal level … to define any differentiation between the two as boycotting Israel and to seek ways to use US law to either sanction people doing that to punish them or to prevent them from doing it,” said Lara Friedman, president of the Washington, DC-based Foundation for Middle East Peace.

  • Who are the Zionists Against Israeli Settlements and the Occupation of the West Bank?

    “As a liberal Zionist, I fiercely defend Israel’s right to exist, its right to security, and its legitimacy as a member of the community of nations,” writes Lara Friedman, President of the Foundation for Middle East Peace. “I also fiercely care about what kind of state Israel exists as and the values it embodies. I want to see Israel flourish as a liberal democracy that fully implements the rule of law, adheres to international norms, and respects the civil and human rights of all peoples living under its authority.”

  • Making America’s Mideast Policy Great Again?

    Today, 10 months into the Trump Administration’s tenure in office and six months after David Friedman took up his post as U.S. ambassador to Israel, things are going exactly as one should have expected, if one had taken seriously both Friedman’s special role and his extensive record of policy statements made over the course of the 2016 campaign and in the years preceding it.

  • PLO office closure threat could be last straw for Palestinians

    FMEP’s Lara Friedman talks to Al-Monitor about the Trump administration’s decision to allow the PLO mission in Washington, DC to operate as long as it “limit its activities to those related to achieving a lasting, comprehensive peace between the Israelis and Palestinians.”

  • Anti-BDS campaigner nominated for top civil rights job at Department of Education

    “In tandem with efforts to [legislate] against boycotts of Israel and settlements, [Kenneth] Marcus has long been a vocal advocate of efforts, unsuccessful so far, to pass laws at both the federal and state level defining activism targeting Israel as anti-Semitism, and imposing a gag rule on such activism,” Lara Friedman told the Intercept.