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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 Keep the Push Towards Peace in Yemen Going  

Momentum to end the Saudi-led war in Yemen is growing. This progress was likely an important factor in the decision by House Republican leadership to block a vote on legislation to end U.S. support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen (H.Con.Res. 138) this week. Given the energy building against the war, if this legislation had come to a vote, it might well have passed.

Action Alert Important Victory on Yemen - Let's Keep Up the Pressure! 

Grassroots pressure is working! The Trump administration has recently announced that it will be ending mid-air refueling support for the Saudi-led coalition’s war in Yemen.

Press Release Quaker Lobby Calls on Congress to End Illegal U.S. War in Yemen  

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) welcomed the Pentagon’s decision late last week to stop mid-air refueling of Saudi-led coalition aircraft bombing Yemen. It also called on Congress to pass legislation ending all forms of U.S. military support for the Saudi-led coalition and to press Saudi Arabia and its allies to immediately end the war in Yemen.

Press Release FCNL Hails Congressional Push to Reverse Trump Administration’s Palestinian Aid Cuts 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) hailed new bicameral efforts to press the Trump administration to reverse its decision to eliminate all U.S. funding for humanitarian assistance to Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza.

Action Alert New Senate Bill to Stop Trump’s March to War with Iran  

On Sept. 26, legislation was introduced to prevent President Trump from launching a war against Iran without authorization from Congress.

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