1. Bills, Resolutions
Hearings & Markups
3. On the Record
- This week: In the midst of the rapidly escalating situation in Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah – where Palestinians
are on the verge of being evicted from the homes and their protests are being met with ever-greater force by
Israeli authorities and by settlers, on 5/6, FMEP held a webinar entitled, “Jerusalem on the Verge:
Dispossession & Violence in Sheikh Jarrah.” Panelists were Aseel AlBajeh, a legal
researcher and advocacy officer at Al Haq, and Budour Hassan,author and journalist, in
conversation with FMEP’s Lara Friedman (me). Video and resources shared during the webinar are here.
- Next week: On May 10th, FMEP is proud to cosponsor an online event – The Palestinian
Nakba: What Happened in 1948 and Why It Still Matters, featuring Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI),
Umar Al-Ghubari (Program director, Zochrot), Rashid Khalidi (Professor, Columbia
University), Mohammed El-Kurd (Author and Poet), and Lubnah Shomali (Advocacy
manager, BADIL). This event is organized/hosted by the Middle East Institute and Project48, and cosponsored by
FMEP, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and the Institute for Palestine Studies. It will be moderated by
MEI’s Nooran Alhamdan & Khaled Elgindy.
- Also next week: FMEP is hosting a webinar entitled, “The PLO & the Palestinian
Diaspora: Reviving a Source of Power,” featuring the co-authors of a recent landmark report on this topic — Zaha Hassan (Carnegie
Endowment for Peace), Nadia Hijab (Al Shabaka), and Inès Abdel Razek
(Palestine Institute for Public Diplomacy) – in conversations with Sarah Anne Minkin
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where the Legislative Round-Up was conceived. Views and positions expressed here are those of the writer,
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