Liz Bajjalieh

Program Assistant, Middle East Policy

Liz Bajjalieh

Liz Bajjalieh served as the Program Assistant for FCNL’s Middle East Policy program in 2018-2019. As a Young Fellow, Liz’s responsibility was to help bridge the gap between constituents and their members of Congress through assisting with Middle East lobby visits, drafting action alerts, and addressing constituent concerns.

Liz graduated cum laude from Loyola University Chicago with a B.A. in Anthropology and Sociology. In college, Liz was highly involved with LGBT rights activism, acting as former President of her campus’s LGBT organization. She worked at a local women’s homeless shelter as well as her campus’s diversity office, and in 2016 was an immigration casework intern with Senator Durbin. After college, Liz volunteered for underserved youth through City Year, and worked as the assistant curator at the American Museum of the Cuban Diaspora.

Liz comes to FCNL with a strong interest in Middle East policy and history and enjoys learning about peaceful solutions to conflicts in the region. Outside of work, Liz loves to spend her free time sitting on her back porch with a good book.

Articles by Liz Bajjalieh

Update Yemen Veto-Override Fails in Senate: 5 Reasons We’re Still Hopeful 

Today the Senate came up 14 votes short of the 67 needed to override the president’s veto of S.J.Res. 7, a bill to end U.S. military support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen.

Update Success for Yemen in the Senate!  

With your help, the Senate just took a major step forward to advance peace in Yemen.

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.