Our Mission

The Foundation for Middle East Peace was created in 1979 by Merle Thorpe, Jr., a Washington-based lawyer and philanthropist, to promote a just resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The Foundation advances this goal through its grants program, public programming, and research.

FMEP produces a weekly summary of news and analysis from Israel and Palestine, a weekly report of Israeli settlement activity in the West Bank, and a legislative roundup of Middle East-related activity in the U.S. Congress (produced every week Congress is in session). You can subscribe to receive FMEP resources here.