Media

  • Settlement & Annexation Report: October 27, 2023

    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.…

  • White House accused of endorsing Palestinian displacement in budget request (Middle East Eye)

    …”Lara Friedman, president of the Washington-based Foundation for Middle East Peace, said the Biden administration has made it clear that there are no red lines for Israel. ‘That includes not putting any red lines on where Palestinians end up,’ she said. ‘You’re not saying they can’t do it publicly and you’re already pulling together funding to support it if it happens. How can you not see that as a green light?’… Friedman of the Foundation for Middle East Peace also sees a troubling trend among analysts who say that Israel hasn’t defined its end game and that there is no military solution in Gaza, which she said ‘ignores the possibility of ending Palestinians in Gaza’. ‘Then whatever is left, whatever percentage of Palestinians from Gaza survive, are somebody else’s problem because they aren’t in Gaza anymore. That is a military solution, Friedman said.”

    “To at least not consider that that is the objective here feels to me like analytical malfeasance.”

  • The election that led to Hamas taking over Gaza (Washington Post)

    “The election yielded a shock victory for Hamas, which won the most seats with some 44 percent of the vote. Lara Friedman, president of the Foundation for Middle East Peace, which advocates for rapprochement and peace between Israelis and Palestinians, recently observed that in no single district in Gaza did Hamas win a majority of votes. At present, children make up roughly half of Gaza’s population, meaning only a fraction of the territory’s current population ever cast a ballot for Hamas.”

  • Palestinian rights groups in US fight to protect gains as public opinion shifts toward Israel (The Guardian)

    “…Lara Friedman, the president of the Foundation for Middle East Peace, isn’t so sure this picture amounts to a backsliding in support for the Palestinian cause. ‘In the heat of this crisis, where the dominant media narrative is deeply empathetic to and largely reflective of Israeli grief and anger,’ she said, ‘the fact that you still have a large percentage of American voters, Democrats and Republicans, that are showing they believe we need to be sympathetic to Palestinians is actually pretty extraordinary.’…”

  • FMEP Legislative Round-Up: October 20, 2023

    1.Bills, Resolutions 2. Letters 3. Hearings & Markups 4. Selected Media & Press releases/Statements   NOTE: Once again this week, given the scope and pace…

  • Settlement & Annexation Report: October 20, 2023

    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.…

  • The Situation in Gaza: A Briefing

    The Situation in Gaza: A Briefing Featuring Tania Hary (Gisha), Nour Odeh (Political Activist), Omar Shakir (Human Rights Watch), in conversation with Lara Friedman (FMEP)…

  • FMEP Legislative Round-Up: October 13, 2023

    1.Bills, Resolutions 2. Letters 3. Hearings & Markups NOTE: Given the scope and pace of current events — the absolute horror show of Hamas’s attack…