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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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Update Quaker Meeting Minute on Israel-Palestine Conflict 

The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) has worked for more than a century to promote a just and lasting peace in the Middle East.

Press Release FCNL: Trump’s Jerusalem Decision Foments Violence, Endangers Lives  

FCNL condemns the Trump administration’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, a provocative move that foments violence in the Middle East and endangers lives in the Middle East and potentially beyond. The Friends Committee on National Legislation urges Congress to denounce this provocation and to refuse to fund Trump’s planned fortress-like embassy in Jerusalem.

Legislative Ask End Systematic Abuse of Palestinian Youth in Israeli Military Detention 

H.R. 4391

Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN) has introduced legislation that would prevent U.S. tax dollars from funding human rights abuses against Palestinian youth held under Israeli military detention. The bill would:

Event Diplomacy With Iran and North Korea: Resources 

The administration has treated diplomacy with both Iran and North Korea as a second thought. If the U.S. wants to foster sustainable peace and prevent nuclear proliferation - or even nuclear war - the U.S. needs to try diplomacy instead.

Letter 65 Groups to Congress: Stop Yemen War, Support HConRes 81 

Dear Congressmen Khanna, Massie, Pocan, and Jones,

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