FMEP Program Index

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Date Title Type Featured experts & moderator/discussant
February 20, 2024 “Famine is a Massacre in Slow Motion:” On Mass Hunger & Israel’s Culpability in Gaza FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) Alex de Waal (Tufts University) in conversation with FMEP Fellow Yara Asi
February 20, 2024 Impacts of Israel’s War on Gaza – a Regional Tour d’Horizon FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) Omar Rahman (Middle East Council on Global Affairs/Baker Institute) in converation with FMEP’s Lara Friedman
February 15, 2024 Promoting Risk & Undermining Rights: Morningstar’s Betrayal of Palestine & ESG (Part 2) FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) Tara Van Ho (Univ. of Essex, UK) in conversation with FMEP’s Lara Friedman
February 15, 2024 The War in Gaza and the Prospect of Regional War Webiner hosted by NIAC Lara Friedman (FMEP) Daniel Levy (US/MEP), Barbara Slavin (Stimson Center), Jim Zogby (AAI), and Jamal Abdi (NIAC)
February 13, 2024 Humanitarian Catastrophe in Gaza, Palestinian Refugees, and the Campaign Against UNRWA FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP Fellow Peter Beinart speaks with Chris Gunness, formerly of UNRWA
February 12, 2024 Israel’s War on Gaza: Implications & Impacts on Saudi Policies & Politics FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP President Lara Friedman speaks with Saudi analyst & researcher Aziz Alghashian
February 7, 2024 Separation, Dehumanization, Theft of Time: A Day in the Life of Abed Salama FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP Fellow Dr. Yara Asi speaks with author Nathan Thrall
January 26, 2024 ‘Dehumanization of Palestinians in real time with no condemnation’ — Tariq Habash on resigning from the Biden Administration FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP Fellow Peter Beinart speaks with Tariq Habash, formerly of the US Department of Education
January 14, 2024 Voices for Peace – with Lara Friedman Cairo Review of Global Affairs/American University in Cairo podcast Nadeen Shaker (Cairo Review of Global Affairs) in conversation with FMEP’s Lara Friedman
January 10, 2024 Israel’s War on Gaza: Implications & Possibilities for Regional Escalation
FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) Foreign Policy/national security expert Jasmine El-Gamal in conversation with FMEP’s Lara Friedman
December 19, 2023 “The story of Attiya Nabaheen reveals the system that devalues Palestinian life”: On Gaza, Israeli law, and the Lack of Recourse
FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast FMEP Fellow Rabea Eghbariah speaks with FMEP’s Sarah Anne Minkin
December 12, 2023 Lara Friedman interviewed on the Joan Esposito Radio Show (starting at 24:20)
Radio Show on WCPT Host Joan Esposito interviewing on Israel’s war on Gaza
December 6, 2023 Genocide, Ethnic Cleansing, and the Power of Precise Terminology surrounding the bombing of Gaza Churches for Middle East Peace webinar Raz Segal (Stockton University), Dr. Maha Nassar (University of Arizona) and Lara Friedman (FMEP)
November 30, 2023 Assessing America’s Response to the Gaza Crisis: The White House, Congress, and the American Public Arab Center DC webinar Lara Friedman (FMEP), Shibley Telhami (University of Maryland) and Aaron Miller (Carnegie Endowment for Intl Peace), in conversation with Yousef Munayyer (Arab Center DC)
November 21, 2023 Repression in the Shadow of Israel’s War on Gaza Part 2: Israel’s Rapid Repression & Criminalization of Palestinian Life in the Wake of October 7th FMEP webinar (& podcast) Hassan Jabarin (Adalah) and Ghousoon Bisharat (+972), in conversation with Peter Beinart (FMEP)
November 21, 2023 International Law & Israel/Palestine: A Primer FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP Non-Resident Fellows Dr. Yara Asi and Rabea Eghbariah in conversation with Dr. Ardi Imseis (Assistant Professor and Academic Director, International Law Programs at Queen’s University Law School)
November 16, 2023 Repression in the Shadow of Israel’s War on Gaza Part 1: Five Israeli Human Rights Groups Sound the Alarm FMEP webinar (& podcast) Tamara Newman, Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI); Jessica Montell, HaMoked: Center for the Defense of the Individual; Anat Litvin, Physicians for Human Rights – Israel (PHRI); Tal Steiner, Public Committee Against Torture in Israel (PCATI); Yahav Erez, Yesh Din with Lara Friedman (FMEP)
November 14, 2023 Silencing Palestine with Lara Friedman (Video) Jadaliyya/Connections Podcast Episode 77 Mouin Rabbani (Jadaliyya co-editor) in conversation with FMEP’s Lara Friedman
November 14, 2023 From Israel’s Blockade to the Siege on Al Shifa Hospital: Public Health in Gaza FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP Fellow Dr. Yara Asi speaks with FMEP’s Sarah Anne Minkin
November 10, 2023 The UN Tried to Silence Craig Mokhiber, He Resigned FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP Fellow Peter Beinart speaks with Craig Mokhiber, formerly of the UN.
November 7th, 2023 Biden’s ‘Full Tilt’ Embrace of Israel and Its War on Gaza FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP Fellow Peter Beinart speaks with Ben Rhodes, former Deputy National Security Advisor of the US
November 5, 2023 Ceasefire Now! Ralph Nader Radio Hour podcast FMEP President Lara Friedman interviewed by Ralph Nader.
November 3, 2023 Gaza, Israel and the 2023 War: Are There Any “Red Lines?” FMEP webinar (& podcast) co-hosted with Middle East Institute Jamil Dakwar (Human Rights Lawyer & Adjunct Professor, New York University and Hunter College), Katherine Gallagher (Staff Attorney, Center for Constitutional Rights) & Dr. Raz Segal (Associate Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies and Endowed Professor in the Study of Modern Genocide, Stockton University) in conversation with Lara Friedman (FMEP) and Khaled Elgindy (Middle East Institute)
November 1, 2023 Catastrophe in Gaza: What’s Next? Part 2 FMEP webinar (& podcast) Sari Bashi (Human Rights Watch), Amjad Iraqi (+972 Magazine) & Lara Friedman (FMEP)
October 30, 2023 If Netanyahu Cared About Hostages, Why Did He Launch Ground Invasion? Democracy Now! Interview with FMEP’s Lara Friedman
October 30, 2023 Catastrophe in Gaza: What’s Next? Part 1 FMEP webinar & podcast Inès Abdel Razek (Palestine Institute for Public Diplomacy), Fadi Quran (Avaaz), & Lara Friedman (FMEP)
October 29, 2023 Winning the Military Campaign But Losing the Information War Background Briefing with Ian Masters (podcast) Interview with FMEP’s Lara Friedman
October 27, 2023 The New Arab Voice podcast Ft. Joost Hiltermann,  program director for the Middle East in North Africa, at the International Crisis Group; and Lara Friedman, the President of the Foundation for Middle East Peace
October 20, 2023 Israel-Gaza: When will the world say ‘Enough’? | UpFront Episode of UpFront/Al Jazeera Marc Lamont Hill speaks to the president of FMEP, Lara Friedman; human rights lawyer Noura Erakat; and executive director of +972 Magazine, Haggai Matar
October 17, 2023 The Situation in Gaza: A Briefing FMEP webinar (& podcast) Tania Hary (Gisha), Nour Odeh (Political Activist), Omar Shakir (Human Rights Watch), in conversation with in conversation with Lara Friedman (FMEP)
October 17, 2023 Israel’s genocidal war on Gaza w/ Lara Friedman and Paul Rogers Politics Theory Other FMEP’s Lara Friedman is interviewed on the Politics Theory Other podcast (UK)
September 29, 2023 Free Speech, IHRA, & Palestinian Freedom FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP’s Lara Friedman speaks with University of London Professor Rebecca Ruth Gould
September 12, 2023 Forcible Transfer is a War Crime: West Bank Pogroms are Working FMEP Webinar (audio & video) Kareem Jubran (B’Tselem) & Sarit Michaeli (B’Tselem) with Dr. Yara Asi (FMEP)
September 3, 2023 Human Rights Work under Apartheid: “To show reality, to shed light…to create hope in the struggle FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP’s Sarah Anne Minkin speaks with Yuli Novak of B’Tselem
August 9, 2023 Hebron (Al-Khalil) Through Palestinian Eyes FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio) FMEP Non-resident Fellow Rabea Eghbariah speaks with Abdullah (last name withheld)
August 7, 2023 Has Israel Annexed the West Bank? FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP’s Kristin McCarthy speaks with Shira Livne (ACRI)
August 2, 2023 Blockade, Bombings, and Continuing Trauma: Assessing Mental Health in Gaza FMEP webinar (& podcast) Dr. Yasser Abu-Jamei (Gaza Community Mental Health Programme), Ghada Majadli (Physicians for Human Rights Israel), and Razzan Quran (George Washington University) in conversation with  Dr. Yara Asi (FMEP Non-resident Fellow)
August 2, 2023 Defending Palestine Free Speech: The Case of Fatima Mohammed FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP’s Lara Friedman speaks with Amal Thabateh (Palestine Legal)
August 2, 2023 The Palestine Laboratory – A Conversation with Antony Loewenstein FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP’s Lara Friedman speaks with Antony Loewenstein, about his new book, The Palestine Laboratory: How Israel Exports the Technology of Occupation Around the World
July 21, 2023 “We Can’t Afford to Leave”: A Conversation about Jaffa with Abed Abu Shehadeh FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP 2023 non-resident fellow Rabea Eghbariah speaks to Abed Abu Shehadeh, a political and community organizer from Jaffa who is also an elected city council member in Tel Aviv-Jaffa’s municipality
July 19, 2023` The Destruction of Masafer Yatta FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP’s Sarah Anne Minkin speaks with journalists Basel Adraa and Yuval Abraham
July 6, 2023 “A Landscape of a Shrinking Space”: A Conversation with Maria Zreik about Nazareth and the Baladna Youth Center FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio) FMEP 2023 non-resident fellow Rabea Eghbariah speaks to Maria Zreik, a street photographer and political organizer from Nazareth who is coordinating the Baladna Youth Center, a Palestinian cooperative in Nazareth’s Old City.
June 30, 2023 “Now it is Happening to My Family”: The Dispossession of Palestinians from the Old City of Jerusalem FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) 2023 FMEP Fellow Rabea Eghbariah in conversation with Palestinian human rights attorney Raafat Sub Laban
June 28, 2023 “Minimizing Privilege” – A Conversation with Anti-Zionist Activist Jonathan Pollak on Solidarity & His Impending Trial
FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP Fellow Peter Beinart with activist Jonathan Pollak
June 25, 2023 The Nakba is Our Framework: Framing and Understanding Palestine FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) 2023 FMEP Fellow Rabea Eghbariah with writer & journalist Mohammed El Kurd
June 12, 2023 How IHRA Antisemitism Definition Suppresses Palestinian Rights Advocacy in EU/UK: Insight from ELSC FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) Lara Friedman (FMEP) in conversation with Giovanni Fassina & Alice Garcia of the European Legal Support Center (ELSC)
June 5, 2023  Palestinian Rights, the IHRA Definition, & the Battle Around Biden’s Antisemitism Strategy FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) Lara Friedman (FMEP) in conversation with Yousef Munayyer (Arab Center DC) and Emma Saltzberg (Diaspora Alliance)
May 31, 2023 Canada’s Responsibility towards Palestine under International Law: A Dialogue at Parliament Hill Hybrid event organized by Law for Palestine & the Palestinian General Delegation to Canada, in collaboration with members of the Canadian Parliament (ft. FMEP’s Lara Friedman on the IHRA definintion of antisemitism)
Mona Abuamara (Palestinian General Delegation to Canada),  Karen Rodman (Law for Palestine), Elizabeth May (MP), Mario Beaulieu (MP), Alexandre Boulerice (MP), Francesca Albanese (UN Special Rapporteur on Palestine), Michael Lynk (Former UN Special Rapporteur on Palestine), Triestino Mariniello (Legal Team representing Gaza Victims, ICC), Wesam Ahmad (Al-Haq), Neve Gordon (Queen Mary University of London), & Lara Friedman (FMEP)
May 25, 2023 Israel’s new anti-NGO legislation: An Effort to Eradicate Opponents of Illiberalism FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) Lara Friedman (FMEP) in conversation with Francesca Albanese (UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian Territories occupied since 1967) and Jessica Montell (HaMoked)
May 16, 2023 Palestinian Hunger Striking and Defiance of Israel’s Carceral Regime FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) Dr. Maha Nassar (2022 FMEP non-resident Fellow) in conversation with policy analyst Dr. Basil Farraj
May 11, 2023 Living Memory: Palestinian Artists Mark 75 Years of the Nakba FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio) in partnership with Project48 Featuring Palestinian artists: Ahmed Abu Artema, Hala Alyan, Suad Amiry, Zeina Azzam, Cherien Dabis, Fady Joudah, Tamer Nafar, Raja Shehadeh, Naomi Shihab Nye, and Waleed Zuaiter.
May 8, 2023 Shireen Abu Akleh: Her Life, Legacy, & the Continuing Fight for Justice FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video)

Dalia Hatuqa(journalist) in converstion with FMEP’s Lara Friedman

May 2, 2023 The “Abraham Accords”: Implications for Human Rights, a Just Peace, and US Policy Virtual conference co-convened by FMEP & Arab Center Washington Khalil Jahshan (Arab Center Washington); Lara Friedman (FMEP); Dana El-Kurd (Univ of Richmond/Arab Center); Marwa Fatafta (Access Now/Al-Shabaka); Eitay Mack (Israeli Lawyer/Human Rights Activist); Kristian Coates Ulrichsen (Arab Center/Baker Institute, Rice University); Tamara Kharroub (Arab Center); Zaha Hassan (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace); Tariq Kenney-Shawa (Al-Shabaka);  Josh Ruebner (IMEU); Shibley Telhami (UMD); Yousef Munayyer – (Arab Center)
April 30, 2023 Problematic IHRA Definition of Antisemitism
Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East (UUJME) webinar
Lara Friedman (FMEP) &  Zeina Ashrawi Hutchison (Palestinian-American human rights advocate who recently faced the IHRA definition in the Virginia state legislature), moderated by Rev. Dr. Terasa Cooley (Unitarian Universalist minister)
April 28, 2023 Accused of Antisemitism for Telling Students about Palestinian Life FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) Civil rights attorney Huwaida Arraf w/ FMEP Fellow Peter Beinart
April 13, 2023 What is behind rising anti-Semitism around the world? UpFront with Marc Lamont Hill, on Al Jazeera Rabbi Brant Rosen (reconstructionist rabbi and founding member of the Jewish Voice for Peace Rabbinical Council) & Lara Friedman (FMEP), in conversation with Marc Lamont Hill
April 4, 2023 Palestinian Public Health & Israeli Apartheid: Challenges, Possibilities, and Priorities FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) Dr. Yara Asi (Palestinian Non-resident Fellow) in conversation with speaks Sarah Anne Minkin (FMEP)
April 4, 2023 Spotlight on the “Kohelet Policy Forum”: How a Far-Right-Wing, U.S.-Funded Israeli Think Tank is Working to Shape Policy & Law in Both the US & Israel Webinar, co-sponsored by FMEP and Jewish Currents Ran Cohen (Democratic Bloc), Yousef Munayyer (Arab Center DC) & Eran Nissan (Mehazkim), and Lara Friedman (FMEP); moderated by Sarah Anne Minkin (FMEP)
March 29, 2023 The Quest for Justice for Palestine at the ICC and ICJ: Where Things Stand Today & Why it Matters FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) Lara Friedman (FMEP) speaks to Vito Todeschini (legal expert in human rights law, international humanitarian law and international accountability, focusing on Palestine/Israel and the wider MENA region)
March 29, 2023 How Did We Get Here? How Understanding the Roots of Israeli Extremism Can Power the Fight for a Just Future Webinar hosted by If Not Now Eva Borgwardt (If Not Now) with Lara Friedman (FMEP) and Yousef Munayyer (Arab Center DC)
March 27, 2023 “Unprecedented” days in Israel/Palestine: Protesting “under the banner of democracy” and ongoing apartheid FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) Sarah Anne Minkin (FMEP) speaking with Haggai Matar (+972 Magazine)
March 21, 2023 ‘If the thief is the judge, who will hear the complaint?’ On Escalating Settler Violence in Masafer Yatta FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) Sarah Anne Minkin (FMEP) with Ali Awad (writer & activist in Masafer Yatta) and Cassandra Dixon.
March 17, 2023 Apartheid and Seek: Why the US establishment is sticking with Israel, for now The New Arab Voice podcast Lara Friedman (FMEP), Iman Abid (USCPR), & Robert Lipton (JCP) in conversation with Hugo Goodridge (New Arab Voice)
March 17, 2023 The Role of Congress – Help or Hindrance? Part 6 of FMEP/MEI 2023 Congressional Briefing Series: Israel & Palestine –Key Issues for the 118th Congress (webinar) Hassan El-Tayyab (FCNL), Rebecca Abou Chedid (Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP), and Josh Ruebner (IMEU) in conversation with Lara Friedman (FMEP) and Khaled Elgindy (MEI)
March 15, 2023 The Cost of a Palestine Caveat: Biden Admin Chooses Politics Over Human Rights Expertise FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP Nonresident fellow Peter Beinart with Maya Berry (Arab American Institute) and Jim Cavallaro (University Network for Human Rights)
March 10, 2023
Internal Palestinian Politics
Part 5 of FMEP/MEI 2023 Congressional Briefing Series: Israel & Palestine –Key Issues for the 118th Congress (webinar) Dr. Dana El Kurd (University of Richmond), Salem Barahmeh, and Khaled AL-Hroub (Northwest University – Qatar)  in conversation with Kristin McCarthy (FMEP) and Khaled Elgindy (MEI)
March 9, 2023 A struggle within a struggle”: An anti-apartheid analysis of Israel’s anti-government protests FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) Sarah Anne Minkin (FMEP) speaking with Haggai Matar (+972 Magazine)
March 9, 2023 We Are Determined to Stay”: One Palestinian Family’s Story of Dispossession in Jerusalem FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) Kristin McCarthy (FMEP) speaking with Rafat Sub Laban (human rights lawyer) and Amy Cohen (Ir Amim)
March 8, 2023 Learning & Unlearning Palestine Part 4: Allyship & the Fight for Palestinian Liberation Part 4 of 4-part webinar series jointly convened by FMEP & Al-Shabaka  Saleh Hijazi (BDS Movement) and Nadya Tannous (Palestinian Youth Movement) in conversation with Tariq Kenney-Shawa (Al Shabaka)
March 7. 2023 ‘Backlash and Perseverance: The UC Berkeley LSJP Bylaw and Its Aftermath FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP non-resident fellow Maha Nassar speaking with Berkeley Law Students for Justice in Palestine members Malak Afaneh and Risa Nagel
March 3, 2023 Free Speech, Lawfare and the Right to Protest Part 4 of FMEP/MEI 2023 Congressional Briefing Series: Israel & Palestine –Key Issues for the 118th Congress (webinar) Suhad Babaa (Just Vision), Yousef Munayyer (Arab Center Washington DC), &  Dylan Saba (Palestine Legal) in conversation with Lara Friedman (FMEP) and Khaled Elgindy (MEI)  
March 2, 2023 What’s next for the right to boycott in America? Webinar cosponsored by Just Vision, IMEU & Jewish Currents Alan Leverritt (Arkansas Times), Brian Hauss (the American Civil Liberties Union), Bahia Amawi (speech therapist and plaintiff from Texas), Mikkel Jordahl (attorney and plaintiff from Arizona); Dima Khalidi  (Palestine Legal); Lara Friedman (FMEP), Suhad Babaa (Just Vision), Julia Bacha (director of the film, Boycott) – moderated by Rebecca Abouchedid (FMEP Board member)
 
February 27, 2023 Learning & Unlearning Palestine Pt 3: Normalizing and Peacemaking as Discourses of Violence Part 3 of 4-part webinar series jointly convened by FMEP & Al-Shabaka Inès Abdel Razek (PIPD), Dr. Yara Hawari (Al-Shabaka) and Dr. Maha Nassar (FMEP Non-resident fellow)  
February 27, 2023 Introducing Rabea Eghbariah, 2023 FMEP Fellow FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP’s Sarah Anne Minkin in conversation with Rabea Eghbariah (human rights attorney, doctoral student at Harvard Law School, and one of FMEP’s 2023-2024 Palestinian Non-Resident Fellows)  
February 27, 2023 Introducing Yara Asi, 2023 FMEP Fellow FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP’s Sarah Anne Minkin in conversation with Dr. Yara Asi, Assistant Professor at the University of Central Florida in the School of Global Health Management and Informatics, and one of FMEP’s 2023-2024 Palestinian Non-Resident Fellows.  
February 24, 2023 Human Rights & Accountability Part 3 of FMEP/MEI 2023 Congressional Briefing Series: Israel & Palestine –Key Issues for the 118th Congress (webinar) Francesca Albanese (UN Special Rapporteur), Rabea Eghbaria (Harvard Law School), Shawan Jabarin (Al-Haq) in conversation with Lara Friedman (FMEP) and Khaled Elgindy (MEI)  
February 20, 2023 The Delusion of the Supreme Court as a Last Bastion of Human Rights in Israel FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP Nonresident fellow Peter Beinart with Nathaniel Berman (Brown University) and Sawsan Zaher (human rights attorney)  
February 17, 2023 Extremism in Israel Part 2 of FMEP/MEI 2023 Congressional Briefing Series: Israel & Palestine –Key Issues for the 118th Congress (webinar) Amjad Iraqi (+972 Magazine), Natasha Roth-Rowland (+972 Magazine), & Shaul Magid (Dartmouth College) in conversation with Lara Friedman (FMEP) and Khaled Elgindy (MEI)  
February 12, 2023 Q&A Discussion on ‘Til Kingdom Come Voices from the Holy Land online film salon Ft. Lara Friedman (FMEP) in conversation with Maya Zinshtein (director of ‘Til Kingdom Come), Mark Braverman (Kairos USA); Bruce Fisk (Network of Evangelicals for the Middle East); Don Wagner (formerly of FOSNA)  
February 12, 2023 Lawfare in Action: Attack on US Campaign for Palestinian Rights as a Case Study FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) Ahmad Abuznaid (US Campaign for Palestinian Rights – USCPR) and Diala Shamas (Center for Constitutional Rights) in conversation with Lara Friedman (FMEP)  
February 10, 2023 Beyond Oslo Part 1 of FMEP/MEI 2023 Congressional Briefing Series: Israel & Palestine –Key Issues for the 118th Congress (webinar) Omar Dajani (University of the Pacific), Dr. Maha Nassar (University of Arizona), & Dr. Shibley Telhami (University of Maryland) in conversation with Lara Friedman (FMEP) and Khaled Elgindy (MEI)
 
February 9, 2023 Dispatches from the Near Future FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) Jehad Abusalim (FMEP Fellow) in conversation with Sarah Anne Minkin (FMEP)  
February 10, 2023 Peter Beinart in conversation w/ Rep. Ilhan Omar Webinar, co-sponsored by FMEP and Jewish Currents FMEP Fellow Peter Beinart with Rep. Ilhan Omar  
February 8, 2023 Settler Violence: More Than Criminal FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video)  Ziv Stahl (Yesh Din) with Kristin McCarthy (FMEP)  
February 7, 2023 Learning and Unlearning Palestine Part 2: Limited Paradigms Part 2 of 4-part webinar series jointly convened by FMEP & Al-Shabaka Muhannad Ayyash (Mount Royal University), Lana Tatour (UNSW Sydney) in conversation with Yara Hawari (Al Shabaka)  
January 30, 2023 Learning and Unlearning Palestine Part 1: Who Can Speak on Palestine? Part 1 of 4-part webinar series jointly convened by FMEP & Al-Shabaka Nour Joudah (UC Berkeley), Dina Matar (SOAS, University of London), in conversation with Maha Nassar (University of Arizona)  
January 30, 2023 On Stage: How to Make a Revolution FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP Fellow Peter Beinart speaks Issa Amro (Hebron-based activist) and Einat Weizman (Israeli activist & playwright)  
January 30, 2023 Commonsense Rules for Reporting & Consuming News on Palestine FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP’s Lara Friedman in conversation with Inès Abdel Razek (Palestine Insitute for Public Diplomacy – PIPD)  
January 20, 2023 Domination, Suppression, & Control: The Old & New Policies of the Current Israeli Government FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP’s Kristin McCarthy in conversation with Adalah’s Dr. Suhad Bishara  
January 16, 2023 A War Crime in the Making: the UN’s Francesca Albanese on Ethnic Cleansing in the South Hebron Hills FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP’s Lara Friedman in conversation with Francesca Albanese (international legal expert and the UN’s Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian Territory occupied since 1967)  
January 13, 2023 Why Did Harvard Deny a Fellowship to the Former Director of Human Rights Watch? Israel
FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio only) Peter Beinart in conversation with Ken Roth (formerly Human Rights Watch) and Harvard professor Kathryn Sikkink  
December 29, 2022 Explained: What Israel’s New Government Means for Settlements, Outposts, & Area C FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) Peter Beinart in conversation with Ziv Stahl (Yesh Din)  
December 22, 2022 Palestinian Views on Antisemitism from the 19th Century to the Present Day FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) Peter Beinart (FMEP Fellow) in conversation with Jehad Abusalim (FMEP Fellow)  
December 19, 2022 Philanthropy & Funding Palestinian Freedom FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) Rebecca Vilkomerson (author of “Funding Freedom: Philanthropy & the Palestinian Freedom Movement) with FMEP’s Sarah Anne Minkin  
December 15, 2022 ALEC, Anti-ESG, & the Battle Against Palestinian Rights FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) David Armiak (Center for Media and Democracy) in conversation with FMEP’s Lara Friedman  
December 13, 2022 “Born of Fire”: New Writing from and about Gaza FMEP webinar Dorgham Abusalim (author), Jehad Abusalim (NYU & American Friends Service Committee) & Jennifer Bing (AFSC) in conversation with Sarah Anne Minkin (FMEP)  
December 6, 2022 Promoting Risk & Undermining Rights: Morningstar’s Betrayal of Palestine & ESG FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) Tara Van Ho (Univ. of Essex, UK) in conversation with FMEP’s Lara Friedman  
November 30, 2022 How do we talk about Zionism and Anti-Zionism? FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) Dr. Maha Nassar (U. of Arizona and FMEP Fellow) in conversation with FMEP’s Sarah Anne Minkin  
November 28, 2022 The IHRA Definition of Antisemitism: ‘The Wrong Set of Answers to the Wrong Set of Questions’ FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) Dr. Alana Vincent (Umea University) in conversation with FMEP’s Sarah Anne Minkin  
November 22, 2022 Pro-Israel Evangelicals: Philosemitism, Bibi Worship & 2024 US Elections FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) Sarah Posner (journalist & author) in conversation with FMEP’s Lara Friedman  
November 21, 2022 Free Speech & Palestinian Rights – Both Weapons & Targets in the Battle Against ESG FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP’s Lara Friedman in conversation with Julia Bacha (acclaimed documentary filmmaker/Just Vision)  
November 13, 2022 Q&A Discussion on the documentary film, THE SETTLERS Voices from the Holy Land online film salon Filmmaker Shimon Dotan; author/scholar Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro; moderated by FMEP’s Lara Friedman  
November 4, 2022 “Masks Off”: Responding to the Israeli Elections FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP’s Sarah Anne Minkin in conversation with Yousef Munayyer (Arab Center DC), Amjad Iraqi  (+972 Magazine), Dr. Maha Nassar (University of Arizona and non-resident fellow at FMEP), Hagai El-Ad, (B’Tselem), and FMEP’s Lara Friedman  
October 24, 2022 Confederation: The Realistic Two-State Solution Symposium hosted by Darmouth University/Rabbi Marshall Meyer Great Issues Lecture on Social Justice Yossi Beilin (former Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister, architect of the Oslo Accords); Omar Dajani (legal scholar/law professor, former member of the PLO’s Negotiations Support Unit); and Lara Friedman, in conversation with Profs. Bernard Avishai and Ezzedine C. Fishere.
 
October 20, 2022 The Vocabulary of Oppression: Jewish Supremacy from the River to the Sea FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) Natasha Roth-Rowland (+972 Magazine), Orly Noy (Local Call), and Peter Beinart (CUNY/FMEP fellow) in conversation with FMEP’s Sarah Anne Minkin.  
October 19, 2022 Antisemitism/IHRA Policy Lab FMEP webinar for Congressional staff (released to public 10/25/22) Kenneth Stern (Bard College/lead drafter of the IHRA definition), Carinne Luck (Diaspora Alliance), and Simone Zimmerman (Diaspora Alliance), in conversation with FMEP’s Lara Friedman  
October 18, 2022 Unveiling the Chilly Climate – The Suppression of Speech on Palestine in Canada (& Beyond) FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP’s Lara Friedman in conversation with Sheryl Nestel (Independent Jewish Voices)  
October 9, 2022 Threats, Attacks, and Steadfastness in Masafer Yatta FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP’s Sarah Anne Minkin in conversation with Basil al-Adraa (journalist & activist)  
September 23, 2022 Beyond the Clickbait, Israel’s New (and Old) Visa Procedures Reveal a Cruel Reality for Palestinians FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) Jessica Montell (HaMoked) in conversation with FMEP’s Lara Friedman  
September 21, 2022 Palestinian Political Prisoners and Israel’s Carceral Regime FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP non-resident Fellow Dr. Maha Nassar in conversation with policy analyst Dr. Basil Farraj   
September 6, 2022 A Settler Tool & A Catch-22 for Palestinians: Land Registration in East Jerusalem FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP’s Kristin McCarthy with Amy Cohen of Ir Amim  
August 30, 2022 Israel, Palestine, & Take-Aways from the 2022 Democratic Party Primaries FMEP Webinar FMEP non-resident Fellow Dr. Maha Nassar in conversation with political strategist Rania Batrice, FMEP President Lara Friedman, and analyst Dr. Yousef Munayyer  
August 25, 2022 Israeli Raids on Palestinian Civil Society Organizations: The Costs of International Inaction Webinar co-convened by FMEP, MEI, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, DAWN, the International Crisis Group, Century International and U.S./Middle East Project (USMEP) Featured speakers: Ubai al-Aboudi (Bisan Center for Research and Development), Moayyad Bsharat (Union of Agricultural Work Committees), Sahar Francis (Addameer), Shawan Jabarin (Al Haq – Law in the Service of Man), Tahreer Jaber (Union of Palestinian Women’s Committees), and Khaled Quzmar (Defense for Children International); Expert moderators: Khaled Elgindy (MEI), Lara Friedman (FMEP), Zaha Hassan (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace), and Raed Jarrar (DAWN)  
August 25, 2022 Illiberals-in-Arms: The Deepening Alliance between the American & Israeli “New Right” FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) Noam Sheizaf (Israel Journalist/founding editor of +972 Magazine) in conversation with FMEP’sLara Friedman  
August 23, 2022 Israel’s Unrelenting Campaign against Palestinian NGOs and the US Response Arab Center Washington DC video conversation Jonathan Kuttab (Arab Center Washington DC), Susan Power (Al Haq), and Lara Friedman (FMEP), in conversation with Khalil Jahshan (Arab Center Washington DC)  
August 18, 2022 This is Not a Drill: Israel Brings the Hammer Down on the Palestinian NGO Sector
FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) Omar Shakir (Human Rights Watch) in conversation with FMEP’s Lara Friedman  
August 16, 2022 Treated as subhuman, deprived of rights and dignity,” Gazans need “to heal, be heard, and be free FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP’s Sarah Anne Minkin in conversation with FMEP 2022 Fellow Jehad Abusalim  
August 4, 2022 PayPal4Palestine Panel Discussion Panel organized by 7amleh, Social Media, SumOfUs, & MPower Change Mona Shtaya (7amleh) Linda Sarsour (MPower Change), and Lara Friedman (FMEP), moderated by Angus Wong (SumofUs)  
July 28, 2022 Israeli Supreme Court Opens Door to ‘Legalized’ Ethnic Cleansing Inside the Green Line FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) Dr. Lana Tatour (University of New South Wales, Australia) in conversation with FMEP’s Lara Friedman  
July 20, 2022 Israel / Palestine, Generational Divides, and the Future of Jewish Politics Webinar hosted by If Not Now & the Jewish Liberation Fund FMEP’s Sarah Anne Minkin and Professor Dov Waxman (UCLA) in conversation with Eva Borgwardt (If Not Now)  
July 13, 2022 The Centerpiece of Biden’s Israel Visit Will Be The Jerusalem Declaration, a US-Israel Strategic Partnership Against Iran [direct link to audio] Background Briefing with Ian Masters (podcast) Interview with FMEP’s Lara Friedman
 
July 11, 2022 Mr. Biden Goes to the Middle East FMEP/Jewish Currents Webinar A conversation with U.S.-based experts Peter Beinart (CUNY), Dana El Kurd (University of Richmond), Lara Friedman (FMEP), and Trita Parsi (Quincy).  
July 4, 2022 “The people are devastated”: Demolitions, Harassment, and Live Fire IDF Training in Masafer Yatta FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) Ali Awad(writer & activist from Tuba, Masafer Yatta) in conversation with Sarah Anne Minkin (FMEP)  
June 22, 2022 The Imperative of Accountability for Shireen Abu Akleh’s Killing FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) Dalia Hatuqa (journalist) in converstion with FMEP’s Lara Friedman  
June 20, 2022 “It’s our responsibility to turn on the light”: Masafer Yatta, Apartheid, and Youth Activism FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) Sameeha Hureini (activist/university student from A-Twani village in Masafer Yatta in the South Hebron Hills) in conversation with FMEP’s Sarah Anne Minkin.  
June 9, 2022 Jerusalem: US Foreign Policy and its Impact American Muslims for Palestine webinar Lara Friedman (FMEP), Khaled Elgindy (Middle East Institute) and Dr. Osama Abuirshaid (American Muslims for Palestine), moderated by AMP’s Tarek Khalil.  
June 3, 2022 How AIPAC Punishes Candidates Who Support Palestinian Rights FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) Waleed Shahid (spokesperson & communications director of Justice Democrats), in conversation with Peter Beinart (FMEP)  
June 1, 2022 Key Challenges for U.S. Policy in the Middle East – Panel 2: Israelis, Palestinians, & the Slide to a Post-2-State Reality Public event hosted at the Baker Institute (Rice University) Samih Al-Abid (Baker Institute), Lara Friedman (FMEP), Omar Rahman (Middle East Council on Global Affairs) & Gilead Sher (Baker Institute), moderated by Robert Barron (USIP)
 
May 19, 2022 ‘1948: Creation and Catastrophe’ with Dr. Ahlam Muhtaseb & Dr. Maha Nassar FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) Dr. Ahlam Muhtaseb (Cal State San Bernadino) & Dr. Maha Nassar (FMEP Fellow)  
May 12, 2022 The Weaponization of Israel/Palestine in US Elections Campaigns FMEP Webinar Rania Batrice (political, policy, and advocacy strategist) & Peter Beinart (FMEP fellow), in conversation with Lara Friedman (FMEP)  
April 27, 2022 ‘Peace in name only’: Opposing the Abraham Accords & Normalization Agreements FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) featuring Jehad Abusalim (2022 FMEP Fellow) and Dana El Kurd (University of Richmond), in conversation with Sarah Anne Minkin (FMEP)  
April 26, 2022 Legalized Discrimination: How Israel’s ‘Citizenship & Entry’ Law Harms Palestinian Families by Design FMEP Webinar, co-sponsored by Adalah featuring Member of Knesset Aida Touma-Sliman, Dr. Morad El Sanaa (American University) & Dr. Hassan Jabareen (Adalah) with FMEP’s Lara Friedman  
April 22, 2022 Not a ‘Cycle of Violence’ but a Cycle of Impunity FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP’s Lara Friedman speaks with Saleh Hijazi of Amnesty International  
April 19, 2022 (Another) Crisis in Jerusalem – an Israeli Perspective FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP’s Lara Friedman speaks with Aviv Tatarsky (Ir Amim)  
April 14, 2022 Surging Violence’ Narrative Ignores Ongoing Structural Violence Against Palestinians FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP’s Lara Friedman speaks with Amjad Iraqi (+972 Magazine)  
April 7, 2022 How Has America Responded to Amnesty’s Apartheid Report? Khouri Conversations – Webinar FMEP’s Lara Friedman interviewed by Raja Khouri (Khouri Conversations) and Peter Larson (Ottawa Forum on Israel/Palestine)  
April 4, 2022 Israel & Palestine: Hot topics in Congress MEI podcast anouncing public release of 2022 FMEP/MEI Hill Briefing Series Lara Friedman (FMEP) and Khaled Elgindy (MEI) in conversation with Alistair Taylor (MEI)  
April 1, 2022
A New Era of Palestinian Unity?
Part 8 of FMEP/MEI 2022 Congressional Briefing Series: Israel & Palestine – Hot Topics in Congress (webinar & podcast) Lana Tatour (University of New South Wales, Australia) Dr. Yara Hawari (Al-Shabaka), and Tareq Baconi (Al-Shabaka), in conversation with FMEP’s Lara Friedman & MEI’s Khaled Elgindy   
March 31, 2022 Palestinian Politics, Arab Normalization, & Escalating Violence: A Deep Dive with Dalia Hatuqa FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) Featuring Dalia Hatuqa (journalist) in conversation with FMEP’s Lara Friedman  
March 30, 2022 Policing the Narrative: Israel & Apartheid in the US Debate FMEP webinar featuring Paul O’Brien (Amnesty International), Dr. Maha Nassar (University of Arizona), and Peter Beinart (CUNY), in conversation with Lara Friedman (FMEP)  
March 25, 2022
Where’s the Palestinian Mandela?
Part 7 of FMEP/MEI 2022 Congressional Briefing Series: Israel & Palestine – Hot Topics in Congress (webinar & podcast) Ahmed Abu Artema (Palestinian writer and activist), Marwa Fatafta (MENA Policy Manager at Access Now), in conversation with FMEP’s Lara Friedman & MEI’s Khaled Elgindy   
March 18, 2022
What is the BDS Movement & What Does It Mean that the U.S Legislating Against It?
Part 6 of FMEP/MEI 2022 Congressional Briefing Series: Israel & Palestine – Hot Topics in Congress (webinar & podcast)  Omar Barghouti (Palestinian human rights defender & co-founder of the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement), Brian Hauss (ACLU) and Olivia Katbi (North America Coordinator for the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement), in conversation with FMEP’s Lara Friedman & MEI’s Khaled Elgindy   
March 17, 2022 Israeli & Palestinian Response(s) to Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP’s Peter Beinart speaks with Khaled Elgindy (MEI) and Elizabeth Tsurkov (New Lines Institute)  
March 15, 2022 Global Implications of the Israeli Surveillance State MEI/7amleh webinar MEI’s Eliza Campbell in converation with Mona Shtaya (7amleh) and Lara Friedman (FMEP)  
March 11, 2022 A Shared Russian/Israeli Playbook? Dehumanizing a People to Justify Its Erasure & Denial of Rights FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP’s Lara Friedman speaks with FMEP non-resident fellow Peter Beinart about his recent article, Justifications for Destroying a People,  
March 11, 2022 Why All the Fuss About Palestinian Prisoners/Martyrs? Part 5 of FMEP/MEI 2022 Congressional Briefing Series: Israel & Palestine – Hot Topics in Congress (webinar & podcast)  Jawad Boulus (Palestinian human rights lawyer), Sahar Francis (Addameer), and Shibley Telhami (Brookings/University of Maryland), in conversation with FMEP’s Lara Friedman & MEI’s Khaled Elgindy   
March 9, 2022 Israeli Apartheid, the Supreme Court, and Land Confiscation: The Case of Masafer Yatta FMEP’s webinar Featuring Ali Awad (writer & activist from Tuba, Masafer Yatta) and Maya Rosen (Jerusalem-based activist) with Sarah Anne Minkin (FMEP)  
March 8, 2022 Israeli Apartheid & the Climate Crisis FMEP’s webinar Featuring Khalil Abu Yahia (Gaza-based scholar), Jessica Anderson (Visualizing Palestine), and Manal Shqair (Stop the Wall) with FMEP’s Sarah Anne Minkin  
March 7, 2022 Who are Palestine’s People? FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP’s Sarah Anne Minkin with 2022 FMEP Fellow Dr. Maha Nassar  
March 4, 2022 After 70+ Years, Why Are Palestinian Refugees Still An Issue? Part 4 of FMEP/MEI 2022 Congressional Briefing Series: Israel & Palestine – Hot Topics in Congress (webinar & podcast) Umar al-Ghubari (Zochrot), Hani Almadhoun (UNRWA USA) and Francesca Albanese (Georgetown University).in conversation with FMEP’s Lara Friedman & MEI’s Khaled Elgindy   
March 3, 2022 The Double Standard on BDS – Russia/Ukraine vs. Israel/Palestine FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP’s Lara Friedman speaks to Yousef Munayyer (Arab Center DC)  
February 25, 2022 The Gaza Blind Spot? Part 3 of FMEP/MEI 2022 Congressional Briefing Series: Israel & Palestine – Hot Topics in Congress (webinar & podcast) Mkhaimar Abusada (Al Azhar University in Gaza City), Jehad Abusalim (American Friends Service Committee), and Tania Hary (Gisha), in conversation with FMEP’s Lara Friedman & MEI’s Khaled Elgindy   
February 23, 2022 Jerusalem Today – a Microcosm of Israeli Apartheid FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP’s Lara Friedman speaks with Inès Abdel Razek (PIPD) and Munir Nusseibeh (Al-Quds University, Jerusalem)
 
February 18, 2022
Talking About Apartheid
Part 2 of FMEP/MEI 2022 Congressional Briefing Series: Israel & Palestine – Hot Topics in Congress (webinar & podcast) Featuring Salem Barahmeh (Palestine Institute for Public Diplomacy), Hagai El-Ad (B’Tselem) and Sherine Tadros (Amnesty International), in conversation with FMEP’s Lara Friedman & MEI’s Khaled Elgindy 
 
February 17, 2022 Apartheid & Dispossession: Views from the West Bank FMEP Webinar, co-sponsored with B’Tselem Basil al-Adraa (journalist & activist), Eid (photographer), Eyal Hareuveni (B’Tselem), and Sarit Michaeli (B’Tselem), in conversation with FMEP’s Lara Friedman  
February 16, 2022 On Palestinian history, culture, and advocacy: Introducing Dr. Maha Nassar, 2022 FMEP Fellow FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP’s Sarah Anne Minkin speaks with new FMEP non-resident fellow Dr. Maha Nassar (University of Arizona)
 
February 16, 2022 “Knowledge Entails Responsibility”: Introducing Jehad Abusalim, 2022 FMEP Fellow FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP’s Sarah Anne Minkin speaks with new FMEP non-resident fellow Jehad Abusalim (PhD candidate at NYU/American Friends Service Committee)  
February 11, 2022 Whose Jerusalem Part 1 of FMEP/MEI 2022 Congressional Briefing Series: Israel & Palestine – Hot Topics in Congress Daniel Seidemann (Terrestrial Jerusalem), Dana El Kurd (Non-Resident Fellow at the Middle East Institute) & Munir Nuseibah (Al-Quds University), in conversation with FMEP’s Lara Friedman & MEI’s Khaled Elgindy 
 
February 9, 2022 Facing Facts: Biden & the Growing Apartheid Consensus Palestine Deep Dive Podcast (audio & video) Mark Seddon is in conversation with Lara Friedman (FMEP) and Khaled Elgindy (MEI)  
January 21, 2022 Another Week in the Life of the “Status Quo” in Palestine”  FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP’s Lara Friedman speaks with Amjad Iraqi (+972 Magazine)  
January 14, 2022 Israel Again Tries & Fails To Connect Palestinian NGOs to Terrorism FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP’s Lara Friedman speaks with Oren Ziv (ActiveStills/Local Call)  
January 12, 2022 Gaza, Apartheid, and Challenging Israeli Impunity FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP’s Lara Friedman speaks with Nuriya Oswald (Al Mezan Center for Human Rights) and Yael Stein (B’Tselem)  
January 12, 2022 We don’t have another place to go:” Dispossession, Settler Violence, & Resistance in Masafer Yatta FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP’s Sarah Anne Minkin speaks with activist and author Ali Awad  
December 17, 2021 2021 Review/2022 Preview: Challenges & Opportunities on the Road to Palestinian Rights FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP’s Lara Friedman in conversation with Palestinian organizer Fadi Quran and FMEP Non-resident Fellow Peter Beinart.  
December 9, 2021 Texas & the Constitutional Right to Boycott FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP’s Peter Beinart speaks with Texas speech pathologist Bahia Amawi and CAIR attorney Gadeir Abbas about the fight for the right to boycott Israel in Texas.  
December 9, 2021 Israeli Government Escalates Pressure on Israelis Who Stand in Solidarity with Palestinians FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP’s Lara Friedman speaks with Oriel Eisner (an American-Israeli activist & organizer with the Center for Jewish Nonviolence) and Maya Eshel (American-Israel activist currently engaged in daily solidarity work in the South Hebron Hills)  
December 2, 2021 Scorched Earth & Settlements in Jerusalem FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP’s Kristin McCarthy speaks with Daniel Seidemann (Terrestrial Jerusalem)  
November 19, 2021 “The Nakba and its Generational Impact on Palestinian lives: Memory, Identity, and a Future rooted in Justice” FMEP/Project 48 Webinar FMEP non-resident fellow Peter Beinart in conversation with Palestinians who lived through the 1948 Nakba and their descendants: Nida El-Muti, Dina El-Muti, and Hasan Hammami  
November 18, 2021 “Welcome to the Panopticon: Israel’s Systematic Surveillance of Palestinians and the Implications for the World” FMEP Webinar Andrew Anderson (Executive Director, Front Line Defenders), Marwa Fatafta (Access Now), Avner Gvaryahu (Breaking the Silence) and Sophia Goodfriend (7amleh) in conversation with Lara Friedman (FMEP)  
November 9, 2021 Israel’s Anti-Terror Law & Pegasus are Terrorizing Palestinian Human Rights Defenders FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP’s Lara Friedman speaks with Ubai Aboudi (Bisan Center for Research and Development)  
November 5, 2021 The Terrorism Smear: Israel’s Move to Shut Down Palestinian Human Rights Work FMEP webinar Jamil Dakwar (ACLU), Rabea Eghbariah (Adalah) and Dima Khalidi (Palestine Legal) in conversation with Lara Friedman (FMEP)  
November 5, 2021 Unpacking the Designation of Six Palestinian NGOs as Terrorist Organizations Churches for Middle East Peace webinar CMEP Executive Director, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon in conversation with Lara Friedman, President of Foundation for Middle East Peace, and Mike Merryman-Lotze, Director of the Israel/Palestine Program at the American Friends Service Committee.  
November 4, 2021 Secret Israeli dossier provides no proof for declaring Palestinian NGOs ‘terrorists FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) Oren Ziv (Local Call/+972 Magazine) in conversation with FMEP’s Sarah Anne Minkin  
November 3, 2021 Terror Designations – Israeli Capital Punishment for Palestinian NGOs FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP’s Lara Friedman speaks with Michael Sfard (preeminent Israeli human rights lawyer)  
November 2, 2021 Show us the evidence FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP’s Peter Beinart speaks with Gaby Lasky (human rights lawyer and Member of the Knesset)  
October 29, 2021 Israel’s Designation of Six Palestinian NGOs as ‘Terrorist’: Costs and Consequences Webinar co-convened by FMEP, MEI, Carnegie Endowment, (DAWN), Century International, ICG, HRW,  Carter Center, and CCR Sahar Francis (Addameer), Shawan Jabarin (Al Haq), Tahreer Jaber (UPWC), Ubai al-Aboudi (Bisan Center), Fuad Abu Saif  (UAWC), & Khaled Quzmar (DCI-P), in conversation with Khaled Elgindy (MEI) and Lara Friedman (FMEP)  
October 29, 2021 Spotlight on Al Haq with Shawan Jabarin FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP’s Peter Beinart speaks with Shawan Jabarin (Al Haq)  
October 27, 2021 Using ‘Terrorism’ Charges to Target NGOs: Lessons from the Case of Mohamed Halabi FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) Daoud Kuttab (Award-winning journalist) in conversation with Lara Friedman (FMEP)
 
October 26, 2021 Not Without Precedent: Unraveling the History of Israel’s Escalating War on Palestinian Solidarity Work FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) Omar Shakir (Human Rights Watch) in conversation with FMEP’s Lara Friedman  
October 22, 2021 Israel Declares War on Palestinian Human Rights Defenders FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video)  Inès Abdel Razek (PIPD)  & Sarit Michael(B’Tselem) in conversation with FMEP’s Lara Friedman  
October 18, 2021 The Occupation & the Biden Administration FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio) Danny Seidemann (Terrestrial Jerusalem) & Yehuda Shaul (founder, Breaking the Silence), in conversation with MEI’s Khaled Elgindy & FMEP’s Lara Friedman  
October 14, 2021 The Malmö Forum — Fighting Antisemitism or Policing Discourse on Israel? FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) Dr. Anders Persson(Linnaeus University); in conversation with FMEP’s Lara Friedman
 
October 7, 2021 Pogrom in Mufagara and ‘Fighting for our justice’ FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) Basil Adraa (Palestinian activist & journalist) and Natasha Westheimer (water management expert) in conversation with FMEP’s Sarah Anne Minkin
 
September 30, 2021 Banned by Facebook for calling Palestinian prisoners ‘heroes’ FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP’s Peter Beinart speaks with Orly Noy (Journalist)  
September 28, 2021 Prisoner Politics: Palestinians in Israeli Jails MEI webinar (ft. FMEP panelist) MEI’s Khaled Elgindy in conversation with Jawad Boulos (Palestinian lawyer), Sahar Francis (General Director of Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association), & FMEP’s Lara Friedman  
September 22, 2021 What’s Behind Shifting U.S. Politics on Palestine, and Where is it Going? FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP’s Lara Friedman & MEI’s Khaled Elgindy speak with Tariq Kenney-Shawa  
September 15, 2021 The Abraham Accords, Israel, Biden, and Regional Trends FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP’s Lara Friedman speaks with Annelle Sheline (Quincy Institute)  
September 14, 2021 Nakba, Mob Violence, and Inequality: the Past, Present, & Future of Palestinian Citizens of Israel FMEP webinar (audio & video) Hana Amoury (Activist), Orwa Switat, PhD (Urban Planner), & Rami Younis (Director/Writer), with FMEP’s Sarah Anne Minkin
 
September 9, 2021 Palestinian Protests and the Future of the Palestinian Struggle FMEP/MEI webinar Dr. Hanan Ashrawi & Fadi Quran (Avaaz), in converation with Khaled Elgindy (MEI) and Lara Friedman (FMEP)  
September 7, 2021 Palestinian Bodies Held Hostage by Israel FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio only) FMEP’s Lara Friedman speaks with Noura Erekat (Rutgers) & Budour Hassan (JLAC)  
August 11, 2021 Case Study: How a Settler Law-Breaker Became the #2 Official in Israel’s Ministry of the Interior FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio only) FMEP’s Lara Friedman speaks with Dror Etkes of Kerem Navot  
July 28, 2021 NSO Group & Israel’s expertise in spyware & repression FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP’s Peter Beinart speaks with Yousef Munayyer, PhD (Arab Center Washington DC) and Dr. Dahlia Scheindlin (public opinion analyst)  
July 28, 2021 Palestinian Liberation & Leadership: What’s Next?” FMEP webinar FMEP’s Lara Friedman in conversation with Inès Abdel Razek (Palestine Institute for Public Diplomacy) and Tareq Baconi (Crisis Group)  
July 25, 2021 The System & Soldiers Behind Settler Violence FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP’s Kristin McCarthy speaks with Avner Gvaryahu (Breaking the Silence)  
July 22, 2021 Can US Law & the Israeli Government Force Ben & Jerry’s to Support Occupation? FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP’s Peter Beinart speaks with FMEP’s Lara Friedman  
July 22, 2021 True Talk looks at the Ben & Jerry’s Drama WMNF’s True Talk radio show WMNF’s Samar Jarrah interviews FMEP’s Lara Friedman  
July 15, 2021 Palestine at the intersection of regional, global, and historical struggles FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP’s Lara Friedman speaks with Arab Spring veteran activist and author Iyad el-Baghdadi  
July 13, 2021 “Make ‘Em Laugh: Comedy and the Fight for Palestinian Rights”  FMEP webinar Noam Shuster and Maysoon Zayid with FMEP’s Rebecca Abou-Chedid and Lara Friedman  
July 9, 2021 Palestinian Grassroots Protests & Violent Repression by the Palestinian Authority FMEP webinar Aseel AlBajeh (Al Haq), Dr. Yara Hawari (Al Shabaka), and Mona Shtaya (7amleh), moderated by Sarah Anne Minkin (FMEP)  
June 29, 2021 Why Palestinians are Rising Up Against the Palestinian Authority FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP’s Peter Beinart speaks with Fadi Quran  
June 22, 2021 Challenging Israel’s Policy of Legalized Vengeance FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP’s Lara Friedman speaks with Jessica Montell (HaMoked)
 
June 21, 2021 Palestinians, Israelis, 1948, & Now: On Researching, Teaching, and Asserting the Reality of the Nakba FMEP Webinar co-sponsored by Project48 Leena Dallasheh (Humboldt State University), Shay Hazkani (University of Maryland), Sherene Seikaly (University of California, Santa Barbara) in conversation with Sarah Anne Minkin (FMEP)  
June 17, 2021 The US Congress, Israel, and the Palestinians Jadaliyya’s Connections podcast Mouin Rabbani (Jadaliyya) interviews Lara Friedman (FMEP)  
June 16, 2021 Winds of Change in the Grassroots & Congress on Palestine FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP’s Lara Friedman speaks with political, policy, and advocacy strategist Rania Batrice  
June 15, 2021 Gaza Reconstruction: More than a Humanitarian Project FMEP webinar Tania Hary (Gisha) and Issam Younis (Al Mezan Center for Human Rights), inconversation with FMEP’s Lara Friedman  
June 9, 2021 The Alienation of Palestinian Americans in U.S. Politics & Media FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP’s Lara Friedman speaks with Omar Baddar (Communications Director for the Institute for Middle East Understanding)  
June 8, 2021 The Extremist Through-Line in Israel’s Domestic & Regional Policies FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP’s Lara Friedman speaks with Elizabeth Tsurkov (Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute and a Research Fellow at the Forum for Regional Thinking)  
June 4, 2021 Shifts in US discourse on Israel/Palestine & Black-Palestinian solidarity FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP’s Lara Friedman speaks with Dr. Maha Nassar (Associate Professor in the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies  at the University of Arizona).  
June 3, 2021 “The Cast Changes, The Policies Stay the Same — the Bennett/Lapid coalition” FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio) FMEP’s Sarah Anne Minkin speaks with Yousef Munayyer (non-resident fellow at Arab Center DC).  
May 29, 2021 Israel-Palestine: The double standard in American newsroom Al Jazeera’s “The Listening Post Featuring Linda Sarsour (MPower Change); Omar Baddar – (National Policy Council); Lara Friedman (FMEP), and Philip Weiss (Mondoweiss)  
May 28, 2021 Israel’s Mass Arrest & Collective Punishment of Palestinian Citizens of Israel FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP’s Sarah Anne Minkin speaks Nareman Shehadeh Zoabi (social and economic rights attorney working with Adalah.)  
May 27, 2021 “Poll Release: The US Debate on Israel/Palestine is Changing” Webinar cospsonred by the Middle East Institute, FMEP, and Arab American Institute James Zogby (Arab American Institute), Rania Batrice (Batrice & Associates), Peter Beinart (Foundation for Middle East Peace), Lara Friedman (Foundation for Middle East Peace), in conversation with Khaled Elgindy (Middle East Institute)  
May 26, 2021 Déjà Vu All Over Again? Assessing the State of Affairs in Israel-Palestine with Three Leading Experts on Middle Eastern Affairs

Then & Now podcast, from the UCLA Luskin Center for History and Policy

Podcast featuring Hussein Ibish, (Arab Gulf States Institute), UCLA historian and Middle East expert James Gelvin, and Lara Friedman (FMEP), in conversation with David Myers (UCLA)  
May 26, 2021 “A Pivotal Moment for Israel-Palestine” Webinar/Podcast cosponsored by +972 Magazine, FMEP, and JustVision Amjad Iraqi (+972 Magazine), Ahmed Alnaouq (Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor), and Lara Friedman (Foundation for Middle East Peace) in conversation with Haggai Matar (+972 Magazine)  
May 23, 2021 Palestinians Rising: From Jerusalem to Umm al-Fahm FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP’s Kristin McCarthy speaks with Fayrouz Sharqawi of Grassroots Al-Quds.  
May 20, 2021 More than History: 1917, 1936, & 2021 FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP’s Sarah Anne Minkin speaks with Sherene Seikaly (Associate Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara).  
May 20, 2021 Palestinians Strike FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP’s Kristin McCarthy is joined by Salem Barahmeh (Executive Director of the Palestine Institute for Public Diplomacy, PIPD)  
May 18, 2021 Decolonizing the Narrative FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP’s Sarah Anne Minkin speaks with Nooran Alhamdan (MEI)  
May 18, 2021 One people, one pain FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP’s Sarah Anne Minkin interviews Widad Assaf (Legal Coordinator of FMEP partner Human Rights Defenders Fund, HRDF).  
May 16, 2021 On the Organized Violence against Palestinian Citizens of Israel FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP’s Sarah Anne Minkin talks with Sawsan Zaher (the Deputy General Director of Adalah, the Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel).  
May 13, 2021 “The Nakba & the Current Crisis” FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio & video) FMEP’s Lara Friedman speaks with Dr. Carol Daniel Kasbari (MEI)  
May 12, 2021 Top of Mind: Palestinian Analysts On Unfolding Scenes of Protest & Devastation FMEP Webinar & podcast Zaha Hassan (Carnegie Endowment for Peace), Nadia Hijab (Al Shabaka), Inès Abdel Razek (Palestine Institute for Public Diplomacy), in conversation with Sarah Anne Minkin (FMEP)  
May 10, 2021 The Palestinian Nakba: What Happened in 1948 and Why It Still Matters The Middle East Institute and Project4 event, cosponsored by FMEP Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-M), Umar Al-Ghubari (Zochrot), Rashid Khalidi (Columbia University), Mohammed El-Kurd (Author and Poet), Lubnah Shomali (BADIL), in conversation with MEI’s Nooran Alhamdan and Khaled Elgindy  
May 6, 2021 “Jerusalem on the Verge: Dispossession & Violence in Sheikh Jarrah” FMEP Webinar & podcast Aseel AlBajeh (a legal researcher and advocacy officer at Al Haq), and Budour Hassan (author and journalist) in conversation with Lara Friedman (FMEP).  
April 23, 2021 Breaking the Israel-Palestine Status Quo

 

FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio) Peter Beinart interviews Zaha Hassan (Carnegie) and Daniel Levy (USMEP) about the new Carnegie Endowment for International Peace report, “Breaking the Israel-Palestine Status Quo  
April 20, 2021 The Politics of Defining: A Roundtable Discussion about the Jerusalem Declaration on Antisemitism[video] Harvard University/Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Religion, Conflict, & Peace Initiative (webinar) Dr. Nadia Abu El-Haj (Columbia University), Dr. Seth Anziska (University College London), Lara Friedman (FMEP), Dr. Brian Klug (Oxford University), in conversation Dr. Atalia Omer (University of Notre Dame and RCPI Affiliate) and Dr. Sara Roy (Harvard).  
April 20, 2021 A New U.S. Approach to Israel-Palestine Carnegie Endowment for International Peace event Co-authors Marwan Muasher (Carengie), Zaha Hassan (Carnegie), and Daniel Levy (USMEP) + expert panel discussion featuring Lara Friedman (FMEP), Salih Booker (Center for Int’l Policy) and Khaled Elgindy (MEI), moderated by Ishaan Tharoor (Washington Post)  
April 14, 2021 In This Place Together FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio) Peter Beinart interviews Sulaiman Khatib (Combatants for Peace) and author Penina Eilberg-Schwartz about their new book, In This Place Together.  
April 9, 2021 Antisemitism: Competing Definitions Americans for Peace Now/T’ruah Podcast (from a webinar) Hadar Susskind (APN) in conversation with Lara Friedman (FMEP) and Rabbi Jill Jacobs (T’ruah)  
April 8, 2021

(release of series to public)

Israel, Palestine & the Role of Congress: An Accelerated Learning Series FMEP/MEI webinar series (8-part), originally only for Congress now released to general public See: Podcast interview with Lara Friedman & Khaled Elgindy about the series.

See: Series landing page for individual event details or links below (on the dates when the webinars took place)

 
April 7, 2021 “Medical Apartheid”: COVID Vaccinations Under Occupation FMEP Webinar Ghada Majadli (Physicians for Human Rights – Israel), Yara Asi (Al-Shabaka & Arab Center Washington DC), in conversation with Kristin McCarthy (FMEP)  
April 6, 2021 Israeli and Palestinian Elections: Opportunities for Change or More of Same?  FMEP Webinar Dr. Hanan Ashrawi (Palestinian leader, legislator, activist, and scholar), Diana Buttu (Al Shabaka and IMEU), Orly Noy (Local Callwith Peter Beinart (FMEP non-resident fellow  
March 31, 2021 “A Day in the Life of Abed Salama” FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast (audio) Peter Beinart interviews Nathan Thrall about Thrall’s new essay in the New York Review of Books, “A Day in the Life of Abed Salama,” describing a Palestinian father’s search for his son following a bus accident, detailing layers of neglect, danger, and abuse faced by Palestinians living under Israeli control, whether in the Jerusalem, the West Bank, or inside the Green Line.  
March 26, 2021 Palestinian Governance Part 8 of FMEP/MEI webinar series – Israel, Palestine & the Role of Congress: An Accelerated Learning Series Sam Bahour (Applied Information Management),Dana El Kurd (Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies), and Omar Rahman (Brookings Doha Center), in conversation with Lara Friedman (FMEP) and Khaled Elgindy (MEI)  
March 19, 2021 U.S. Aid to Israel and the Palestinians Part 7 of FMEP/MEI webinar series – Israel, Palestine & the Role of Congress: An Accelerated Learning Series Joel Braunold(S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace), Seth Binder (POMED), and Carol Daniel Kasbari (Middle East Institute), in conversation with Lara Friedman (FMEP) and Khaled Elgindy (MEI)  
March 18, 2021 Mainstreaming the Extreme: How Meir Kahane’s Vision of Jewish Supremacy Conquered Israeli Politics  FMEP Webinar Amjad Iraqi (+972 Magazine), Shaul Magid (author & Dartmouth College professor), Natasha Roth-Rowland (University of Virginia) in conversation with Lara Friedman (FMEP).  
March 12, 2021 Free Speech & Right to Protest Part 6 of FMEP/MEI webinar series – Israel, Palestine & the Role of Congress: An Accelerated Learning Series Dima Khalidi(Palestine Legal), Yousef Munayyer, PhD, and Hadar Susskind (Americans for Peace Now), in conversation with Lara Friedman (FMEP) and Khaled Elgindy (MEI)  
March 5, 2021 Palestinian Refugees and the Role of UNRWA Part 5 of FMEP/MEI webinar series – Israel, Palestine & the Role of Congress: An Accelerated Learning Series Illana Feldman(George Washington University), Gwyn Lewis (UNRWA), Diba Abu Nejila (humanitarian professional), in conversation with Lara Friedman (FMEP) and Khaled Elgindy (MEI)  
March 2, 2021 ‘Til Kingdom Come’: Evangelicals, Israel/Palestine, and Messianic Politics FMEP webinar Maya Zinshtein, director of ‘Til Kingdom Come; Sarah Posner, author of Unholy: Why White Evangelicals Worship at the Altar of Donald Trump; Lara Friedman (FMEP); in conversation with journalist Peter Beinart.  
February 26, 2021

The Gaza Strip

Part 4 of FMEP/MEI webinar series – Israel, Palestine & the Role of Congress: An Accelerated Learning Series Tania Hary (Gisha), Omar Shaban (PalThink), and Jehad Abusalim (American Friends Service Committee), in conversation with Lara Friedman (FMEP) and Khaled Elgindy (MEI) ,
February 25, 2021

Israel-Palestine at the International Criminal Court: What Next?

FMEP webinar Katherine Gallagher (Center for Constitutional Rights); Hassan Jabareen (Adalah); Michael Kearney (Al-Haq); Yael Stein (B’Tselem); in conversation with Lara Friedman (FMEP)  
February 19, 2021

Settlements, Annexation & the 2-State Solution

Part 3 of FMEP/MEI webinar series – Israel, Palestine & the Role of Congress: An Accelerated Learning Series Zena Agha (Middle East Institute), Rashid Khalidi (Columbia University), & Daniel Seidemann (Terrestrial Jerusalem), in conversation with Lara Friedman (FMEP) and Khaled Elgindy (MEI)  
February 19, 2021

Implications and Impacts of the IHRA Definition on Palestinians

Part 6 of FMEP series: The IHRA Definition & the Fight Against Antisemitism Ahmad Daraldik, Florida State University student and former Student Senate President; Dima Khalidi, Founder and Director of Palestine Legal; Dr. Sherene Seikaly, professor and historian of the modern Middle East in conversation with Lara Friedman (FMEP)  
February 19, 2021

Israel/Palestine & the ICC

 

FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast – (audio & video) Peter Beinart interviews Sawsan Zaher, Deputy Director of Adalah: The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, about the recent decision by the International Criminal Court that opens the door for investigations into alleged war crimes perpetrated by “members of the Israeli Defense Forces, Israeli authorities, Hamas, and Palestinian armed groups.”  
February 16, 2021

Jerome Slater’s “Mythologies Without End”

 

FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast – (audio) Peter Beinart interviews Jerome Slater about his new book, Mythologies Without End: The U.S., Israel, and the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1917-2020.
February 12, 2021

Human Rights, Occupation & Democracy

Part 2 of FMEP/MEI webinar series – Israel, Palestine & the Role of Congress: An Accelerated Learning Series Issa Amro (Youth Against Settlements), Hagai El-Ad (B’Tselem), & Noura Erekat (Rutgers University), in conversation with Lara Friedman (FMEP) and Khaled Elgindy (MEI)  
February 11, 2021

Opportunities and Struggles for Progressive Jews

Part 5 of FMEP series: The IHRA Definition & the Fight Against Antisemitism Corey Balsam, National Coordinator for Canada’s Independent Jewish Voices; writer and filmmaker Rebecca Pierce; Dr. Barry Trachtenberg, professor and scholar of modern European and American Jewry; in discussion with FMEP President Lara Friedman  
February 10, 2021

Former Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes with Peter Beinart

FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast – (audio & video) Peter Beinart speaks to Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor from 2009-2017, about working on Israel, Palestine, and Iran in the Obama Administration  
February 5, 2021

Israel & Palestine: Why It Matters in Congress

Part 1 of FMEP/MEI webinar series – Israel, Palestine & the Role of Congress: An Accelerated Learning Series Salem Barahmeh (Palestine Institute for Public Diplomacy), Zaha Hassan (Carnegie Endowment), & Shibley Telhami (Brookings/University of Maryland), in conversation with Lara Friedman (FMEP) and Khaled Elgindy (MEI)
February 5, 2021

US Thinktank Makes Excellent Webinars and Research Freely Accessible to Canadians Online

Video interview by “Canada Talks Israel Palestine” CTIP interview with FMEP’s Lara Friedman (profiling FMEP – it history, programs, and grantmaking)
February 3, 2021

“Think Big in the Middle East”

FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast – (audio) Peter Beinart speaks with James Zogby about a regional approach to the conflicts, problems, and politics of the Middle East.  
January 29, 2021

Except for Palestine: The Limits of Progressive Politics

FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast – (audio) Peter Beinart interviews Marc Lamont Hill and Mitchell Plitnick, co-authors of Except for Palestine: The Limits of Progressive Politics.  
January 29, 2021

Jerusalem – Where Things Stand at the Start of the Biden Presidency

FMEP webinar Zena Agha (Middle East Institute); Daniel Seidemann (Terrestrial Jerusalem); in conversation with Kristin McCarthy (FMEP)  
January 25, 2021

The Unsettled Podcast — Lara Friedman: What will Biden do?

FMEP appearance on The Unsettled Podcast Producer Ilana Levinson interviews Lara Friedman (FMEP), about what is considered normal U.S. foreign policy on Israel-Palestine, the relationships with Israeli and Palestinian leaders that Biden inherits from former President Donald Trump, and what we can expect from Biden given his record as Vice President in the Obama administration.
January 21, 2021

Calling the Thing by its Proper Name: “Apartheid” Between the Jordan River & the Mediterranean Sea

FMEP webinar Hagai El-Ad (B’Tselem); Nathan Thrall (Author, journalist); Sawsan Zaher (Adalah Legal Center for Minority Rights in Israel); in conversation with Lara Friedman (FMEP)  
January 14, 2021

Beyond the Two-State Solution

FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast – (audio) Peter Beinart talks with Palestinian human rights lawyer Jonathan Kuttab, who recently published the book “Beyond the Two-State Solution  
January 12, 2021

This is Apartheid

FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts Podcast – (audio) Peter Beinart is joined by Hagai El-Ad, Executive Director of Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem, to discuss B’Tselem’s new report, “A Regime of Jewish Supremacy from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea: This is Apartheid.  
January 11, 2021

The Biden Administration & Israel/Palestine Policy: What to Expect

FMEP appearance pm the Arab Center Washington DC podcast Host Yousef Munayyer (Arab Center) and guest Lara Friedman (FMEP), discuss the expected Israel/Palestine policy of the incoming Biden Administration and the damage caused by the Trump Administration to Middle East peace (recorded 8 Dec 2020).
January 11, 2021

“Raided and Razed”: West Bank Education under Attack

FMEP & Norwegian Refugee Council webinar Netta Amar-Shiff (human rights attorney); Khaled Elgindy (Middle East Institute); Priscilla Wathington (NRC); in conversation with Sarah Anne Minkin (FMEP)  
December 17, 2020

Antisemitism, Free Speech, Social Media, and Corporate Accountability

[Part 4 of FMEP series – The IHRA Definition & the Fight Against Antisemitism] Alison Carmel (International Relations Manager at 7amleh); Marwa Fatafta, (MENA Policy Manager at Access Now); Lara Friedman (FMEP); & Brian Hauss (staff attorney at the ACLU Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project); in conversation with Peter Beinart (Non-Resident Fellow at FMEP)  
December 16, 2020

A Palestinian View on Antisemitism

FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts podcast (audio & video)/Part 3 of FMEP series – The IHRA Definition & the Fight Against Antisemitism Peter Beinart talks with Palestinian academics Rashid Khalidi and Nadia Abu El-Haj about a recent statement on the IHRA working definition of antisemitism, signed by 122 Palestinian and Arab thought leaders.  
December 14, 2020

Views on IHRA from Around the Globe

Part 1 of FMEP  series – The IHRA Definition & the Fight Against Antisemitism Seth Anziska (Associate Professor of Jewish-Muslim Relations at University College London); Ryvka Barnard (Head of Civic Space at UK-based anti-poverty and human rights charity War on Want); Omar Shakir (Israel and Palestine Director of Human Rights Watch); in conversation with FMEP’s Lara Friedman.  
December 10, 2020

The View from Europe: Israel, Palestine, Biden, & Antisemitism

FMEP webinar Dr. Muriel Asseburg (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, the German Institute for International & Security Affairs); Dr. Dimitris Bouris (University of Amsterdam); Alexandra Gerasimčiková (ACT Alliance EU/Brussels); Dr. Anders Persson (Linnaeus University); in conversation with Lara Friedman (President of FMEP)  
December 8, 2020

Impending Dispossession and the Struggle to Live in East Jerusalem: Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah

FMEP webinar

Mohammed El-Kurd (Resident of Sheikh Jarrah) and Fayrouz Sharqawi (Grassroots Al-Quds), in conversation with Lara Friedman (FMEP)  
November 30, 2020

The future – are settlements an obstacle to peace?

FMEP appearance on the Settlements 360 podcast series Host Dahlia Scheindlin is joined by Lara Friedman (FMEP), a former US diplomat in the Middle East, examines settlements in the context of negotiations, the US role in the peace process and why negotiations have so far failed.
November 25, 2020

The Weaponization of Anti-Semitism

FMEP appearance on the IMEU’s This Is Palestine podcast IMEU’s Omar Baddar speaks with Diana Buttu, Lara Friedman, and Roua Daas about this crisis of free expression and political speech.
November 18, 2020

Annexation and the Aftermath of the U.S. Election: Analysis & Expectations

FMEP Webinar Salem Barahmeh (PIPD), Diana Buttu (IMEU), Hagai El-Ad  (B’Tselem), in coveration with Lara Friedman (FMEP)  
November 17, 2020

Pompeo in Psagot

FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts podcast (audio) Podcast on settlements in general and Psagot in particular (settlement located deep inside the West Bank where at the time of the podcast was recorded, SecState Pompeo  was getting set to make a history-making visit soon from US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo), with Dror Etkes, (Kerem Navot); Fadi Quran (Avaaz, whose family’s land was confiscated for Psagot); and Lara Friedman (FMEP)
November 10, 2020

The implications of the American election on the prospect of peace

FMEP appearance on Combatants for Peace webinar
Lara Friedman (FMEP); Jim Zogby (Arab American Institute);  Galia Golan (Combatants for Peace); moderated by Mae Elise Cannon (Churches for Middle East Peace).  
October 20, 2020

A Founding Generation of Looters: New Research on Israeli Theft of Palestinian Property in 1948

FMEP webinar Adam Raz (Akevot) & Yousef Munayyer (Arab Center Washington DC), in conversation with Dr. Sarah Anne Minkin (FMEP)  
October 16, 2020

Briefing on Palestine & US elections

FMEP appearance on Britain-Palestine All Party Parliamentary Group briefing
Lara Friedman (FMEP) and Zaha Hassan, human rights lawyer and visiting fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.  
October 8, 2020

Public Opinion, Annexation, & Normalization: A 2020 Zogby Research Poll

FMEP appearance on MEI webinar James Zogby (Zogby Research Services/AAI) Khaled Elgindy (MEI), and Lara Friedman (FMEP); moderated by Paul Salem (MEI)  
October 6, 2020

Is It Time to Reform International Aid to Palestine?

FMEP Webinar

Inès Abdel Razek (Palestine Institute for Public Diplomacy); Zayne Abudaka (Economist and Private-Sector Development Specialist); Dr. Alaa Tartir (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva); in conversation with Lara Friedman (FMEP)  
October 1, 2020

Foreign Influence: How Israel’s Ministry of Strategic Affairs Funded Lobbying & Extremism in the U.S.

FMEP Webinar Itamar Benzaquen (The Seventh Eye); Noa Landau (Ha’aretz); Or Sadan (Movement for Freedom of Information); in conversation with Lara Friedman (FMEP)
September 30, 2020

Voter Demographics and Political Issues in 2020

FMEP appearance on web panel at Arab Center Washington DC’s fifth annual conference Panel featuting Lara Friedman (FMEP), Peter Beinart; Zaha Hassan (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace); and Rashid Khalidi (Columbia University); moderated by Yousef Munayyer (Non-resident Senior Fellow, Arab Center Washington DC).
September 10, 2020

Social Media in the Crosshairs: The Effort to Redefine Antisemitism to Quash Criticism of Israel

FMEP/Jewish Currents webinar

Lara Friedman (FMEP) and Liz Jackson (Palestine Legal), in conversation with Peter Beinart  
September 8, 2020

Israel’s Wars, & its Future

FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts podcast (audio) Peter Beinart talks with Ami Ayalon – a retired commander of the Israeli navy, the former head of the Shin Bet (Israel’s top internal security agency), and a former member of the Knesset.  
September 2, 2020

U.S. Expert Perspectives on the Israel-UAE Deal 

Part 2 of the FMEP/MEI 2-part series, “The Implications of the Israel-UAE Deal

Annelle Sheline (Quincy Institute); Steven Cook (Council on Foreign Relations); & James Zogby (Zogby Research Services); in conversation with Lara Friedman (FMEP) & Khaled Elgindy (MEI)  
September 1, 2020

Israeli & Palestinian Expert Perspectives

Part 1 of the FMEP/MEI 2-part series, “The Implications of the Israel-UAE Deal Sam Bahour (Ramallah-based business consultant); Marwa Fatafta (Al-Shabaka); & Elizabeth Tsurkov (Forum for Regional Thinking); in conversation with Lara Friedman (FMEP) & Khaled Elgindy (MEI)  
August 27, 2020

From Washington to Jerusalem: Evangelicals, Israel/Palestine, and American Domestic Politics

FMEP webinar FMEP’s Lara Friedman in conversation with expert/author Sarah Posner
August 6, 2020

Talking about Israel-Palestine? You need to know more about Jordan

FMEP webinar Merissa Khurma (Wilson Center) and Ghaith al-Omari (WINEP), in conversation with Lara Friedman (FMEP)  
July 29th, 2020

Jewish Israeli Thought Leaders

Part 2 of FMEP 2-part series, “Palestine/Israel, Israel/Palestine — Imagining the Way(s) Forward Rachel Beitarie (Zochrot); Orly Noy (Local Call); Meron Rapoport (A Land for All/Two States One Homeland); and Dr. Dahlia Scheindlin, in conversation with Dr. Sarah Anne Minkin (FMEP)  
July 23, 2020

Palestinian Thought Leaders

Part 1 of FMEP 2-part series, “Palestine/Israel, Israel/Palestine — Imagining the Way(s) Forward Salem Barahmeh (PIPD); Dr. Yara Hawari (Al Shabaka); Amjad Iraqi (+972 Magazine); in conversation with Dr. Sarah Anne Minkin (FMEP)
 
July 13, 2020

Imagining Together a Shared, One-State Reality

FMEP webinar Peter Beinart; Yousef Munayyer (Arab Center Washington DC; in conversation with Lara Friedman (FMEP)
 
July 2, 2020

West Bank Annexation – Opposition in Israel & the US

FMEP appearance on Americans for Peace Now webinar Danny Seidemann (Terrestrial Jerusalem) & Lara Friedman (FMEP),  moderated by Ori Nir (APN).  
June 23, 2020

A Conversation on Biden’s Foreign Policy and Israel/Palestine

FMEP/Jewish Currents webinar

Aida Touma-Sliman (member of the Israeli Knesset and part of the Joint List); Matt Duss (foreign policy advisor to Sen. Bernie Sanders); and Lara Friedman (FMEP); in conversation with Peter Beinart  
June 23, 2020

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: From Peace Process to Annexation?

FMEP appearance on SETA Foundation webinar

Geoffrey Aronson (Chairman & Co-Founder, The Mortons Group); Khaled Elgindy (MEI); Lara Friedman (FMEP); moderated by SETA’s Kadir Ustun.  
June 5, 2020

The End of PA Security Coordination with Israel?

FMEP’s Occupied Thoughts podcast (audio) Peter Beinart is joined by Ghaith al-Omari (WINEP) and Neri Zilber (WINEP) to discuss the end of PA security cooperation with Israel (Gaith and Neri are co-authors of the report, “State with No Army, Army with No State Evolution of the Palestinian Authority Security Forces, 1994–2018.”)
June 5, 2020

A Focus on Palestinian Children

Part 2 of FMEP’s 2-part series, “Palestinian Prisoners in Israel’s Military Justice System Farah Bayadsi (lawyer); Smadar Ben-Natan (lawyer); in conversation with Dr. Sarah Anne Minkin (FMEP)  
June 3, 2020

A Travesty of Justice: Palestinian Prisoners and Israeli Military Justice

Part 1 of FMEP’s 2-part series, “Palestinian Prisoners in Israel’s Military Justice System

Nadia Daqqa (HaMoked); Dr. Samah Jabr (Director of the Mental Health Unit – Palestinian Ministry of Health); Rachel Stroumsa (Public Committee Against Torture – Israel), in conversation with Dr. Sarah Anne Minkin (FMEP)

 

May 21, 2020

Virtual Tour: Silwan and the Role of Archaeology in East Jerusalem Settlement Efforts

FMEP Webinar

Emek Shaveh’s Executive Director Yonathan Mizrachi, in conversation with Dr. Sarah Anne Minkin (FMEP)

 

May 18, 2020

Israeli Perspectives

Part 3 of 3-part FMEP/MEI series, “Annexation & What It Means”

Galia Golan (Professor emerita, Hebrew University of Jerusalem); Shaqued Morag (Peace Now-Israel); Yehuda Shaul (founder, Breaking the Silence); in conversation with Lara Friedman (FMEP) and Khaled Elgindy (MEI)

 

May 15, 2020

Palestinian Perspectives

Part 2 of 3-part FMEP/MEI series, “Annexation & What It Means”

Salem Barahmeh (PIPD); Dr. Yara Hawari (Al-Shabaka); Rania Muhareb (Al-Haq); in conversation with Lara Friedman (FMEP) and Khaled Elgindy (MEI)

 

May 13, 2020

US & International Perspectives

Part 1 of 3-part FMEP/MEI series, “Annexation & What It Means”

Tamara Cofman Wittes (Brookings); Noura Erakat (Rutgers University); Hugh Lovatt (ECFR); Marwan Muasher (Carnegie); in conversation with Lara Friedman (FMEP) and Khaled Elgindy (MEI)

 

May 1, 2020

Making Sense of Israel’s Domestic Political Circus

FMEP webinar

Dahlia Scheindlin (Israeli public opinion expert, strategic analyst); Neri Zilber (journalist, analyst, author); in conversation with Peter Beinart (FMEP non-resident fellow)

 

April 29, 2020

Coronavirus & Israel’s Supreme Court: Disclosing Structural Failures & Inequities in Israeli Policies

FMEP webinar

Hassan Jabareen (Adalah); Jessica Montell (Hamoked); Michael Sfard (Israeli Human Rights Lawyer); In conversation with Lara Friedman (FMEP)

 

April 17, 2020

Israel/Palestine after the Trump Plan: How can the EU move forward?

FMEP appearance on Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) webinar

Panelists Lara Friedman (FMEP), Tareq Baconi (International Crisis Group) and Martin Konečny (European Middle East Project); Discussant Dimitris Bouris (University of Amsterdam); event chair  Daniel Huber (IAI)

 

April 17, 2020

Surveillance and the Fight Against COVID-19 in Israel and Around the World

FMEP webinar

Sharon Abraham-Weiss (Association for Civil Rights in Israel); Marwa Fatafta (Access Now); and Nadim Nashif (7amleh) in conversation with Peter Beinart (FMEP non-resident fellow)

 

April 14, 2020

Legislating Against Criticism of Israel – the Ongoing Assault on Americans

FMEP webinar

Dima Khalidi (Palestine Legal); Lara Friedman (FMEP); in conversation with Peter Beinart (FMEP non-resident fellow)

 

April 13, 2020

Israel-Palestine at the International Criminal Court

FMEP/Human Rights Watch webinar

Dr. Michael G Kearney (Al Haq); Hagai El-Ad (B’Tselem), Liz Evenson (Human Rights Watch); & Katherine Gallagher (Center for Constitutional Rights), in discussion with Lara Friedman (FMEP).

 

April 3, 2020

Israel

Part 3 of the FMEP/MEI series, “COVID-19 and the Healthcare Systems in Israel/Palestine

Henriette Chacar (+972 Magazine) & Ran Goldstein (Physicians for Human Rights-Israel), in conversation with Lara Friedman (FMEP) and Khaled Elgindy (MEI)

 

April 1, 2020

The West Bank and East Jerusalem

Part 2 of the FMEP/MEI series, “COVID-19 and the Healthcare Systems in Israel/Palestine

Tareq Baconi (International Crisis Group) & Jessica Montell (HaMoked), in conversation with Lara Friedman (FMEP) and Khaled Elgindy (MEI)

 

March 31, 2020

The Gaza Strip

Part 1 of the FMEP/MEI series, “COVID-19 and the Healthcare Systems in Israel/Palestine

Tania Hary (Gisha); Dr. Ghada Al Jadba (Chief of Health Programme in the Gaza Strip, UNRWA); Omar Shaban (PalThink for Strategic Studies); in conversation with Lara Friedman (FMEP) and Khaled Elgindy (MEI)