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Legislative Round-up: April 30, 2021

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

NOTE — New CRS report (dated 4/14): U.S. Resumption of Foreign Aid to the Palestinians

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Legislative Round-up: April 23, 2021

1. Bills, Resolutions & Letters
2. The J St Conference
3. Hearings & Markups
4. On the Record

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Legislative Round-up: April 16, 2021

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

Heads up! NORPAC week-long Virtual Mission to Washington, May 3-6, 2021

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Legislative Round-up: April 9, 2021

1. Bills, Resolutions & Letters
2. The Battle Taking Shape Around Biden Decision to Resume Palestinian Aid
3. Hearings & Markups
4. On the Record

Shameless plugs:

In recent weeks FMEP, in partnership with the Middle East Institute, held an 8-part webinar series for members of Congress and their staff examining key aspects of the Israel-Palestine conflict & how they relate to U.S. policy. The series featured an amazing line-up of experts, and was co-moderated by MEI’s Khaled Elgindy and FMEP’s Lara Friedman (me!). And it turns out that the webinars were so good we decided to make them public. See: Israel, Palestine & the Role of Congress: An Accelerated Learning Series

Also, ICYMI, FMEP hosted two great webinars this week, both of which are well worth watching:

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Legislative Round-up: April 2, 2021

1. Bills, Resolutions & Letters
2. US Law, Congress, and aid to UNRWA — Facts vs Fiction
3. Hearings & Markups
4. On the Record

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Legislative Round-up: March 26, 2021

1. Bills, Resolutions & Letters
2. US Law, TFA, & Palestinian aid — Facts vs Fiction
3. Hearings & Markups
4. On the Record

Special shout-out: On 3/25, a group of 200+ scholars working in Antisemitism Studies and related fields, including Jewish, Holocaust, Israel, Palestine, and Middle East Studies released the Jerusalem Declaration on Antisemitism (JDA) — a direct response to the IHRA “working definition” of antisemitism, intended to “improve on it [the IHRA definition] by offering (a) a clearer core definition and (b) a coherent set of guidelines” as well as “(1) to strengthen the fight against antisemitism by clarifying what it is and how it is manifested, (2) to protect a space for an open debate about the vexed question of the future of Israel/Palestine.” You can read the JDA text, FAQs and more here. Also recommended reading: op-ed by JDA signer Professor Trachtenberg (Wake Forest University, who testified in Congress about the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act) – Why I Signed the Jerusalem Declaration on Antisemitism

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Legislative Round-up: March 19, 2021

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1. Bills, Resolutions & Letters
2. AIPAC 2021 Lobbying & Hill Agenda
3. Hearings & Markups
4. On the Record

On March 23 Israelis go back to the polls (again) — and Jewish Currents will be hosting live coverage and analysis on election night, with Peter Beinart, Contributing Writer Elisheva Goldberg, and Assistant Editor Joshua Leifer, and “a range of guests to discuss what, in their view, is at stake, including: political analyst Michal Sella; Jaffa city councilmember Abed Abu Shehadeh; former MK Stav Shaffir; policy analysts Lara Friedman and Yousef Munayyer.”

When Israelis go to the polls next week, they will be voting on – among other things – whether to bring followers of the late Meir Kahane into the Knesset and possibly into the government (since the Kahanists are in partnership with Netanyahu), on 3/18, FMEP convened a webinar entitled, “Mainstreaming the Extreme: How Meir Kahane’s Vision of Jewish Supremacy Conquered Israeli Politics. The webinar featured featuring Amjad Iraqi (+972 Magazine), Professor Rabbi Shaul Magid (Dartmouth College and author of the forthcoming Meir Kahane: The Public Life and Political Thought of an American Jewish Radical), and Natasha Roth-Rowland (University of Virginia) in conversation with Lara Friedman (FMEP). Video and resources shared during the webinar are here; podcast version – Spotify, Soundcloud.

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Legislative Round-up: March 12, 2021

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

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Legislative Round-up: March 5, 2021

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

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Legislative Round-up: February 26, 2021

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

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