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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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Action Alert End U.S. Support for Deadly Yemen War 

With the U.S. military already fueling Saudi jets in Yemen, the White House is considering an escalation, from further intelligence sharing to possible direct US military intervention in the Yemen war. Congress can stop the U.S. from fueling the bloodshed in Yemen.

Background Don’t Legitimize Israeli Settlements: Reject S. 720 

Legislation in the Senate threatens to legitimize settlements in U.S. policy and suppress political criticism of Israeli settlements policy.

Update Syria Call Resources 

Thank you for joining Kate and Jim for the April 12 call on the United States' escalating war in Syria and what you can do to stop it.

Update What You Can Do to Stop Escalating U.S. War in Syria 

The abhorrent chemical weapons attack in Syria in early April was an act of reprehensible violence against civilians, deserving of the strongest condemnation by the U.S. and the international community.

Update Analysis: Syria Civilian Protection Act (H.R. 1677)  

“Syria Civilian Protection Act” Would Obstruct Negotiations to Stop the Killing

The Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act (H.R.1677) would undermine its stated goal to encourage a negotiated political solution to halt the slaughter of the Syrian people. Ultimately, as countless U.S. officials and Syria experts have pointed out, a political settlement is the only way to stop the killing.

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