Foundation for Middle East Peace
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The Foundation for Middle East Peace (FMEP) is an American nonprofit organization that promotes a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The organization was established in 1979 by Merle Thorpe, Jr. Ambassador Philip C. Wilcox, Jr. is the current President of the Foundation.
The Foundation advances its goals through education and advocacy and the publication of books and pamphlets about the conflict. FMEP also has a speakers’ program to introduce Israeli, Palestinian, and other experts to U.S. audiences and its own officers also engage in public speaking. The organization also has a small grant program to support groups that contribute to peace between Israel and Palestine.
FMEP pays particular attention to the effect that Israeli settlements have on Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts. In 1992, the Foundation introduced its bimonthly "Report on Israeli Settlements in the Occupied Territories." The Report contains detailed information and analysis on settlements and related issues.
Trustees, Officers, and Staff
FMEP Officers are:
- Ambassador Philip C. Wilcox, Jr. is the President of the Foundation for Middle East Peace. He is a retired Foreign Service Officer and former U.S. Consul General to Jerusalem.
- Geoffrey Aronson is the Director of Research and Publications and is the Editor of the Foundation's bimonthly "Report on Israeli Settlement in the Occupied Territories".
The Foundation for Middle East Peace supports its publication, education, outreach, and grant programs with funds from an endowment from its founder, the late Merle Thorpe, Jr., and from donations. The Foundation is a non-profit charitable and educational organization qualified under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.