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When crises break out in the Middle East, the U.S. too often turns to violence first. FCNL lobbies for nonviolent engagement in the Middle East to prevent, de-escalate and resolve longstanding conflicts. Political grievances contribute to instability and violence, so lasting peace in the region will require engagement with all stakeholders.


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Background Broad Opposition to Friedman for Israel Ambassador 

A broad spectrum of opponents to Friedman's nomination, including Members of Congress, media, and civil society, are speaking out on Trump’s dangerous choice for U.S. Ambassador to Israel for his extreme positions.

Statement Questions for Secretary of State Nominee Rex Tillerson 

Rex Tillerson should answer serious questions about his background on foreign policy, including environmental issues.

Statement FCNL Opposes David Friedman for Ambassador to Israel 

FCNL vigorously opposes the nomination of David Friedman to the position of US Ambassador to Israel, and urges the Senate to reject his nomination to this position. FCNL strongly encourages senators to speak out against his nomination and the dangerous policies that Friedman has advocated. 

Update Questions for Trump's New Foreign Policy Team 

President-elect Trump's cabinet nominees will help set the direction of U.S. foreign policy going forward. They need to be able to answer serious questions about building a more peaceful world.

Update What We're Reading on Syria 

The five-year war in Syria -- including the siege and bombing of Aleppo that grabbed international attention -- is horrifying. But what's actually happening, and why is it so difficult to end the war? Here's what we're reading.

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