Index of FMEP Webinars & Podcasts

Resource

Date Title Type
Featured experts & moderator/discussant  
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)