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Update Kate Gould and Yasmine Taeb Speak at Netroots Nation 

July 16, 2016 in St. Louis, MO

On Saturday, July 16, FCNL's Human Rights and Civil Liberties lobbyist Yasmine Taeb spoke on a panel with Reps. Keith Ellison (MN) and Jan Schakowsky (IL) at the progressive conference Netroots Nation. FCNL's Middle East lobbyist Kate Gould moderated the panel.

Statement FCNL Applauds Lawmakers' Call for Special Envoy for Palestinian Youth 

Twenty members of Congress, led by Representative Betty McCollum (MN), sent a letter to President Obama calling for the appointment of a Special Envoy for Palestinian Youth, in response to reports of widespread mistreatment of Palestinian minors in Israeli military detention.

Background Gaza Water Crisis 

The United Nations predicts that Gaza is set to run out of drinkable water by the end of 2016. Gaza’s only natural domestic water source, ground water—the Coastal Aquifer—will be 100% contaminated by the end of the year.

Update How Did Your Rep Vote on Endless War? 

War is not working. We know this much as we watch the carnage in Syria, the collapse of Afghanistan, the ongoing consequences of the U.S. invasion of Iraq and the spread of violent extremist attacks.

Update Gaza Is About to Run Out of Water. The U.S. Can Help. 

In Gaza, home to 1.8 million people in an area about the size of Detroit, the only local source of groundwater will be completely contaminated by the end of this year.

Update Life Under the Blockade 

While U.S. mainstream media reports focus on Israel-Palestine primarily when violence breaks out, visiting the region offers a fuller picture. As FCNL advances policy proposals in the U.S. to mitigate and address the conflict, we want to listen to the people most affected so we can reflect that experience back to U.S. policymakers.

Background How the U.S. Can Influence Israeli-Palestinian Peace 

The long-standing Israeli-Palestinian conflict drives violence and fosters unrest far beyond the borders of Israel and Palestine. There are no quick fixes; however, there are steps that can help move towards peace.

FCNL in the News Kate Gould Quoted in CQ Article on Military Aid to Egypt 

The Pentagon and State Department are not properly vetting Egyptian security forces receiving U.S. training and defense equipment, according to a congressional audit published on Thursday.

Background Frequently Asked Questions on FCNL and Israel-Palestine 

Get additional information about FCNL's position and work for a more peaceful Middle East.

Washington Newsletter Washington Newsletter: Israel-Palestine 

In the midst of a stalemate, FCNL is pressing for U.S. policy steps that could have a big impact on people's lives, improve security, and decrease the divisions that are driving violent extremism.

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