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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 Dismantling Racism in U.S. Foreign Policy 

A conversation with Salih Booker

On June 26, Salih Booker from the Center for International Policy led a stimulating conversation with FCNL’s staff and network on structural racism that permeates U.S. foreign policy.

Statement 34 Representatives Oppose Assault on Yemen's Port 

U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan (D-WI), Justin Amash (R-MI), Ro Khanna (D-CA), Thomas Massie (R-KY), Barbara Lee (D-CA), Walter Jones (R-NC), and Ted Lieu (D-CA) this week led a bipartisan letter calling on Secretary of Defense James Mattis to stop a disastrous military assault by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on Hodeida, Yemen’s major port city.

Voting to Rein in Starvation, Torture and U.S. War in Yemen  

This marks a momentous week for Congress on re-examining the U.S. role in Yemen, and its facilitation of the world’s largest humanitarian crisis in the country. Just this week, members of Congress in both the House and the Senate have voted in favor of reining in U.S. support for starvation, torture and war led by the U.S.’ Gulf allies in Yemen.

Background Question for Candidates: Bombs in Yemen 

Since March 2015, the U.S. has supported the Saudi-led military coalition to wage a devastating war in Yemen, which has plunged that country into humanitarian crisis

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.

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