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Foundation for Middle East Peace


Established in 1979 by the late Merle Thorpe, Jr., the Foundation is dedicated to promoting, through various activities, a just solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that brings peace and security to both peoples.

Because of the importance of Israeli settlements as a factor in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the Foundation has published since 1992 the bimonthly Report on Israeli Settlements in the Occupied Territories, edited by Geoffrey Aronson. The Report contains detailed, authoritative analysis, data and maps on settlements and their relationship to the peace process. Current and previous editions of the Report are available on this website (see FMEP Reports). You can also subscribe to receive the Report via e-mail, or write us for a paper copy.

Other issues relating to peace and security in the Middle East are addressed in periodic special editions of the Report.

The Foundation has also published or supported publications of books, including the following:

  • Prescription for Conflict: Israel's West Bank Settlement Policy, by Merle Thorpe, Jr. (1984). (A few copies of Prescription for Conflict are still available. Although this seminal book on settlements was published in 1984, it contains analysis, photographs and documents that are still timely. for a free copy.)
  • Error and Betrayal in Lebanon, by George W. Ball (1984)
  • Facing the PLO Question, by Philip Klutznick, former president of B'nai B'rith International and the World Jewish Congress, Meir Merhav of the Jerusalem Post, and Hermann Eilts, former U.S. ambassador to Egypt (1985)
  • A Policy for the Moment of Truth, by Major General (Ret.) Yehoshafat Harkabi (1988)
  • No Trumpets, No Drums, by Mark Heller and Sari Nusseibeh (New York: Hill and Wang, 1991), a Foundation-supported book analyzing the "two-state solution" to the conflict
  • The Israeli-Syrian Peace Talks: 1991-1996 and Beyond, by Helena Cobban, U. S. Institute for Peace, 2000.
The Foundation is a non-profit charitable and educational organization qualified under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, March 1994.
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