Our Mission

The Foundation for Middle East Peace was created in 1979 by Merle Thorpe, Jr., a Washington-based lawyer and philanthropist. The Foundation works to defend and support Palestinian rights, to end Israel’s occupation of the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem, and to ensure a just and secure future for Palestinians and Israelis. FMEP advances this goal through its grants programpublic 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.