FCNL's Kate Gould discuss this increase in the annual taxpayer subsidy for Israel and its arms industry which makes Israel the largest recipient of U.S. aid even though it has a remarkably robust and wealthy economy.
Kate Gould said: “What we’re focused on is changing U.S. policy toward Syria, so that includes supporting a diplomatic solution, de-escalating U.S. involvement and advocating for U.S. policymakers to support generous humanitarian aid."
FCNL's Kate Gould writes: "The goal of a 'safe zone' is a laudable one: to protect civilians from attacks in a designated area. But despite its misleadingly simplistic name, establishing a 'safe zone' in Syria would put civilians in even greater danger and risk prolonging Syria’s bloody nightmare."
Since the U.S. overthrow of Iranian Prime Minister Mossadegh in 1952, our nation’s reliance on regime change and militarized approaches to Middle East policy has contributed to growing political instability throughout the region.
Our country is struggling with deep divisions. Amid the blame of and attack on those who are different - in political views, race, religion, country of origin, or sexual orientation - it becomes even more urgent to highlight the value we place in one another. FCNL's #LoveThyNeighbor (No Exceptions) campaign seeks to shift the narrative.
This year, because of U.S.-led diplomacy, Iran no longer has enough fuel to build a nuclear bomb. Yet the kind of sustained diplomacy that led to this agreement does not always have political support in this country.
FCNL's Kate Gould and Rep. Keith Ellison write: "This week, we celebrate a quiet anniversary – one that’s probably far from most people’s minds. It’s the anniversary of an agreement that’s been a quiet success. A deal that keeps a nuclear weapon out of Iran’s hands, and makes the world a safer place."
One year after the Iran nuclear deal, FCNL's Middle East lobbyist Kate Gould joined Barbara Slavin of the Atlantic Council on a webinar hosted by Women's Action for New Directions to discuss the challenges and successes of the deal's implementation.