Hassan El-Tayyab

Legislative Manager for Middle East Policy


Hassan El-Tayyab

Hassan El-Tayyab is FCNL’s lead lobbyist on Middle East policy. He is also responsible for representing FCNL with the various coalitions that work on these issues.

Prior to joining FCNL in August 2019, he was co-director of the national advocacy group Just Foreign Policy, where he led their lobbying work to advance a more progressive foreign policy in the Middle East and Latin America. He played a major role in the successful passage of the War Powers Resolution to end US military aid to the Saudi-UAE coalition’s war in Yemen.

Hassan's passion for foreign affairs is rooted in his desire to make life better for people in the Middle East, including his extended family in Jordan. He is convinced that advancing a more peaceful and diplomacy-based foreign policy in the Middle East is critical, not only for the family he loves, but for peace and stability worldwide.

His writings and commentaries have been featured in numerous news outlets, including The Intercept, The Hill, Truthout, Al Jazeera, and more. Hassan holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Rhode Island.

Articles by Hassan El-Tayyab

Action Alert You asked, the House responded! Now tell the Senate to Prevent war with Iran 

Updated: Call your Senators

Last week we were on the brink of war with Iran. For the moment, the U.S. and Iran seem to have taken a step back, but the situation remains extremely volatile.

Action Alert Tell Congress: No War with Iran! 

Write Your Members of Congress

Last night, the Trump administration assassinated Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, the military commander of Iran’s Quds Force. This is a dangerous escalation of the confrontation with Iran, one that will lead to more bloodshed, and expand conflict and instability throughout the Middle East.

Statement Congress Stands Up for Peace in the Middle East 

On Dec. 6, the House of Representatives passed H. Res. 326, a resolution affirming U.S. support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and opposing unilateral annexation of Palestinian territory. This resolution is an explicit rejection of the administration’s efforts to undermine the legitimate aspirations of the Palestinian people for a state of their own.

Background Bill Analysis: Supporting the Human Rights of Palestinian Children 

H.R. 2407

The “Promoting Human Rights for Palestinian Children Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act” (H.R. 2407), introduced by Rep. Betty McCollum (MN-07), acknowledges the harm being done to Palestinian children living in occupied West Bank and Gaza.

Update Demanding Justice for Yemen and Jamal Khashoggi 

It was one year ago on Oct. 2 that Jamal Khashoggi was brutally murdered by agents of the Saudi Arabian government. In memory of the Washington Post journalist, advocacy groups held a press conference in front of the Saudi Embassy, demanding justice and calling on the U.S. to reevaluate its relationship with Saudi Arabia. Our Middle East lobbyist, Hassan El-Tayyab, delivered the following remarks at the event:

Update With Grassroots Voices, Change Can Happen in Congress 

I got my first in-depth education on the Yemen crises at a panel featuring Shireen Al-Adiemi, a Yemeni activist and contributor to the magazine In These Times. Beyond the humanitarian catastrophe and the complex history of the Yemen war, Shireen’s description of Saudi Arabia’s use of Al-Qaeda fighters and Sudanese child soldiers in their war against the Houthi army really disturbed me.

FCNL in the News Hassan El-Tayyab on KPFK 90.7FM's Middle East in Focus 

On Sunday September 8, FCNL's Middle East Policy lobbyist Hassan El-Tayyab sat down for an in-depth interview about the war in Yemen on KPFK 90.7FM in Los Angeles.

FCNL in the News Hassan El-Tayyab Discusses Yemen Peace Talks on Al Jazeera 

In the wake of news that the Trump Administration is preparing to engage in direct talks with the Houthi forces in Yemen, Al Jezeera spoke with Hassan El-Tayyab, FCNL’s Legislative Representative for Middle East Policy.