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APN maintains strong relationships with Members of Congress, congressional staff, and Executive Branch officials. A non-partisan organization . with a non-partisan mission, APN supplies timely information, analysis, expertise and education, providing a pro-Israel, pro-peace, American Jewish perspective on issues and legislation related to Israel and the quest for Middle East peace and, security. APN also engages in advocacy, directly and through its nationwide Action Network, to promote pro-Israel/pro-peace legislation and policy

APN publishes the Legislative Round-Up -- the most comprehensive resource available anywhere on Middle East-related developments on Capitol Hill -- every Friday when Congress is in session. APN also hosts policy briefings on Capitol Hill and brings experts to meet with policy makers to maintain a steady flow of balanced information from the region.

Legislative Round-Up: May 20, 2022

Produced by the Foundation for Middle East Peace in cooperation with Americans for Peace Now, where the Legislative Round-Up was conceived.

1. Bills, Resolutions, Letters
2. Members Weigh in on Nakba Resolution
3. Hearings
4. On the Record

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Past Action: Urge your Member of Congress to push for a US-led investigation into the killing of Shireen Abu Akleh

For those of us who care about peace between Israel and Palestine, last week was incredibly hard. We are outraged – first by the killing of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu-Akleh during an IDF incursion in the West Bank town of Jenin, then by the violent attack by Israeli police on her funeral on Friday.

Freedom of the press is of paramount importance, particularly when conflicting narratives and biases often obscure the truth, as is the case in Israel-Palestine. The State Department has called Ms. Abu Akleh’s death “an affront to media freedom.” And while the State Department has made statements supporting a thorough investigation by the Israeli government, this is not enough. Americans for Peace Now has called for a swift and independent investigation of the circumstances that caused her death and now members of Congress, led by Representatives Andre’ Carson and Lou Correa, are requesting the State Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) launch an investigation into Ms. Abu Akleh’s death as well.

It is important that the United States protect Americans reporting abroad and that includes conducting independent investigations when a journalist is harmed.

Read the full text of the letter here.

Legislative Round-Up: May 13, 2022

Produced by the Foundation for Middle East Peace in cooperation with Americans for Peace Now, where the Legislative Round-Up was conceived.

1. Bills, Resolutions, Letters
2. Hearings
3. On the Record

New from FMEP:

  • FMEP webinar 5/12/22: The Weaponization of Israel/Palestine in US Elections Campaigns, ft. Rania Batrice (Organizer, communications and legislative strategist, mediator, and advisor to elected officials, candidates, and non-profits both domestic and around the globe) & Peter Beinart (Newmark J-School and CUNY Graduate Center; editor-at-large for Jewish Currents, MSNBC political commentator, and fellow at the FMEP) in conversation with Lara Friedman (FMEP).
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Legislative Round-Up: May 6, 2022

 Produced by the Foundation for Middle East Peace in cooperation with Americans for Peace Now, where the Legislative Round-Up was conceived

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Legislative Round-Up: April 29, 2022

 Produced by the Foundation for Middle East Peace in cooperation with Americans for Peace Now, where the Legislative Round-Up was conceived

1. Bills, Resolutions, Letters
2. Hearings
3. On the Record

New from FMEP this week:

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Legislative Round-Up: April 22, 2022

 Produced by the Foundation for Middle East Peace in cooperation with Americans for Peace Now, where the Legislative Round-Up was conceived

1. Bills, Resolutions, Letters
2. Hearings
3. On the Record

New from FMEP this week:

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Legislative Round-Up: April 15, 2022

 Produced by the Foundation for Middle East Peace in cooperation with Americans for Peace Now, where the Legislative Round-Up was conceived

1. Bills, Resolutions, Letters
2. Hearings
3. On the Record

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Legislative Round-Up: April 8, 2022

 Produced by the Foundation for Middle East Peace in cooperation with Americans for Peace Now, where the Legislative Round-Up was conceived.

1. Bills, Resolutions, Letters
2. Are House Democrats Really Rallying Against an Iran Nuclear Deal?
3. Ritchie Torres & a Lesson About Who can say What on the Hill
4. Hearings
5. On the Record

New this week:

  • The Foundation for Middle East Peace (FMEP) and the Middle East Institute (MEI) are proud to present our 2022 Congressional briefing series: Israel & Palestine – Hot Topics in Congress (also here). This 8-part series was co-convened and co-moderated by MEI’s Khaled Elgindy and FMEP’s Lara Friedman, and featured an array of Palestinian and Israeli voices, weighing in on some of the most pressing and timely Israel/Palestine-related topics in Congress. This series was held virtually, in the form of weekly webinars held February 11-April 1, 2022. Participation in these webinars was open exclusively to members of Congress and Congressional staff. However, given the importance — both of the issues dealt with in this series and of the expertise featured on each panel — we decided to make the full series available to the public. Also, check out MEI’s Middle East Focus podcast’s episode discussing the briefing series with Khaled and Lara.
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Legislative Round-Up: April 1, 2022

 Produced by the Foundation for Middle East Peace in cooperation with Americans for Peace Now, where the Legislative Round-Up was conceived.

1. Bills, Resolutions, Letters
2. Hearings
3. On the Record

New from FMEP:

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Legislative Round-Up: March 25, 2022

 Produced by the Foundation for Middle East Peace in cooperation with Americans for Peace Now, where the Legislative Round-Up was conceived.

1. Bills, Resolutions, Letters
2. Russia/Ukraine <–> Israel/Palestine on the Hill
3. Hearings
4. On the Record

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