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Thank Senators who Voted to Block Bombs to Saudi Arabia

You can continue the push to end U.S. complicity in the Saudi war in Yemen by responding to your senators' votes

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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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  1. Israel/Palestine
  2. Iran
  3. Syria

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Action Alert Stand up for Peaceful Protest in Palestine 

Call on your Representative to defend Issa Amro

For over a decade, Palestinian activist Issa Amro and his organization Youth Against Settlements have used nonviolent resistance to peacefully challenge the Israeli occupation in his hometown of Hebron. He now faces politically motivated charges designed to shut down his calls for Palestinian freedom and an end to occupation. Call now to stand with Issa!

Press Release 47 Senators Say No to Weapons of Mass Starvation 

47 Senators voting against Saudi bomb sale sends clear message that Yemen war must end

FCNL applauds the 47 senators who voted today to block the sale of U.S. weapons to Saudi Arabia. The growing Senate opposition to this sale sends a strong signal that U.S. backing for the Saudi-led coalition’s indiscriminate killing of civilians and de-facto blockade in Yemen must end.

Background Yemen War Emboldens Extremists 

The U.S.-backed Saudi war in Yemen is aiding AQAP and emboldening Iran

Who benefits from unconditional U.S. arms to Saudi Arabia? Experts caution that the U.S. approach to the Yemen war has given AQAP weapons flows, military support, and fodder for extremism, while emboldening Iran by driving rebel factions under Iranian control.

Letter NGO Letter: Block Bombs to Saudi Arabia 

Yemenis are threatened by U.S.-supplied bombs

A letter signed by FCNL and 40 other organizations emphasizes the danger to Yemenis posed by a bomb sale, and the urgency of voting to block it.

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