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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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More on the Middle East & Iran

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.

Update 70 Years On: Seeking a Hopeful Future in a Time of Yearning 

On May 14th, 2018, FCNL joined several faith organizations to call on Israel to respect the rights of Palestinians to protest on Nakba, remembering the displacement and dispossession of more than 750,000 Palestinians 70 years ago.

Update Congress Must Stop War With Iran 

President Trump just announced the U.S. will be withdrawing from the historic Iran nuclear deal, which has successfully closed off Iran’s potential pathways to a nuclear weapon while guarding against yet another U.S. war in the Middle East. War with Iran just became more likely.

Press Release Trump's March to War with Iran Must be Stopped by Congress  

FCNL condemns President Trump’s dangerous decision to violate the Iran nuclear deal, which has blocked that country’s pathways to building a nuclear weapon and guarded against the risk of U.S. war with Iran. By refusing to issue sanctions waivers as required under the landmark nuclear accord, President Trump is dramatically increasing the risk of war. Our 75-year-old Quaker lobby in the public interest is urging members of Congress to do everything in their power to prevent another catastrophic U.S. war in the Middle East.

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