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Background Where to Go in Israel and Palestine 

Delegations, Tour Groups, and Peacebuilding Organizations

Most visits to Israel/Palestine stay on the beaten path. These suggestions can help policymakers and members of the public gain a greater understanding of the conflict, and to witness first-hand the work of Israeli and Palestinian peacebuilders to bring about a just and lasting resolution to the conflict.

Background Israel/Palestine: Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions 

FCNL’s mandate is to lobby Congress and the administration. We work specifically on federal policy to advance the world we seek. We do not take a position on BDS and its associated consumer and shareholder advocacy campaigns.

Statement The Moral Imperative to Welcome Refugees 

Today the global community faces the worst refugee crisis since World War II, with upwards of 60 million people displaced worldwide. Syrian refugees alone, either internally displaced or seeking resettlement, total approximately 12 million.

Press Release Iran Accord Victory a Testament to Power of Pro-Peace Citizenry 

The Friends Committee on National Legislation hails the Senate vote to uphold the historic accord to rein in Iran’s nuclear program, guarding against another nuclear-armed nation and another war.

FCNL in the News CQ Profile on Kate Gould: Quaker vs. Goliath 

The Quakers don’t fit the stereotypical image of high-powered lobbyists. But these peacemakers, led by Kate Gould, just claimed victory in the most hard-fought battle in Washington, after enough Senate Democrats pledged to uphold the Iran nuclear agreement negotiated by President Barack Obama.

Press Release FCNL Hails 42 Votes for Iran Accord, Paving Path for Victory on Senate Floor 

The Friends Committee on National Legislation applauds the decision by 42 senators to support the accord to limit Iran’s nuclear program.

Press Release 53 Christian Leaders Urge Congress to Support Iran Deal 

Fifty-three Christian leaders representing dozens denominations and Christian organizations sent a letter to Congress today, urging lawmakers to vote in favor of the Vienna agreement to limit Iran's nuclear program.

Background Iran Deal: Hill Staff Resources 

The Iran Nuclear Accord must continue to be protected from ongoing efforts to undermine it.

Letter 10 Representatives Stand with Susiya, a Palestinian Village Facing Israeli Demolition 

In a letter led by Congresswoman Eshoo, 10 representatives urged Secretary Kerry to "take immediate action to prevent the demolition of the Palestinian village of Susiya and prevent the continuing demolition of Palestinian neighborhoods, farmlands, and olive orchards in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, Gaza, and in Israel."

Press Release Historic Iran Deal Deserves Full Congressional Support 

The Friends Committee on National Legislation welcomes the historic breakthrough between six powers and Iran, and calls on Congress to support this accord, which guards against another nuclear-armed nation and war in the Middle East.

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