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  • Settlement & Annexation Report: April 5, 2024

    Welcome to FMEP’s Weekly Settlement Report, covering everything you need to know about Israeli settlement activity this week. To subscribe to this report, please click here.…

  • FMEP Legislative Round-Up: April 5, 2024

    1. Bills, Resolutions 2. Letters 3. Hearings & Markups 4. Selected Media & Press releases/Statements ICYMI – 2 new reports of interest from the Congressional…

  • Hawkish Democrat Quietly Seeking To Extend U.S. Ban On U.N. Aid To Palestinians (HuffPo)

    “Gottheimer’s letter suggesting additions to the State Department funding bill also proposed halting U.S. support for any international organizations whose conduct ‘constitutes antisemitism’ under a controversial definition crafted by the International Holocaust Remembrance Association. Even considering that change is striking, and implementing it would be alarming, argued Lara Friedman, president of the Foundation for Middle East Peace think tank. ‘Gottheimer’s text represents an unprecedented effort to make U.S. activities and relationships in the international arena, including those critical to U.S. national security, conditional on adherence to a hugely controversial definition of antisemitism, the clear focus of which is to suppress and punish criticism of Israel,’ Friedman told HuffPost.”

  • Settlement & Annexation Report: March 29, 2024

    Welcome to FMEP’s Weekly Settlement Report, covering everything you need to know about Israeli settlement activity this week. To subscribe to this report, please click here.…

  • FMEP Legislative Round-Up: March 29, 2024

    1. Bills, Resolutions 2. Letters 3. Hearings & Markups 4. Selected Media & Press releases/Statements New: March 29, 2024: SETA Foundation event, The US Policy…

  • How Biden Boxed Himself In on Gaza (The American Prospect)

    “Now, Netanyahu’s extremist allies are using the pretext of Hamas’s attacks to fundamentally reshape Gaza and Palestine. ‘Israel this time has a different set of objectives,’ Lara Friedman of the Foundation for Middle East Peace told me. ‘They want to take this moment to fundamentally change the paradigm and erase Gaza.'”

  • Chuck Schumer and Democrats’ New Line on “Netanyahu’s War” (Jewish Currents)

    “Instead of constituting a substantive shift in US support for Israel, experts say, Democrats’ emboldened critique of Netanyahu should be understood as an attempt to respond to growing voter frustration without changing policy, as the Biden administration remains unwilling to use US aid and arms exports to Israel as leverage to demand a change in behavior. In this context, the choice to focus on Netanyahu ‘is a political decision to avoid outright criticism of Israel’s war conduct,’ said Lara Friedman, president of the Foundation for Middle East Peace. For Schumer, in particular, blaming Netanyahu as an individual was a way ‘to avoid the implication that he is lessening his support for the Israeli state or the Israeli people,’ she said. ‘Instead, Schumer is focusing on a man who is unpopular among Democrats to say, ‘See, we are standing up for our values, so voters should stop being mad at us.’’”