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 education, publications about the conflict, a speakers’ program to introduce Israeli, Palestinian, and other experts to U.S. audiences, public speaking by officers of the Foundation, and a small grant program to support groups that advance the cause of peace in Israel and Palestine.

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