About Us


 The Friends of Palestine Network (FOPN) is an organization that offers journalists facts, analysis, experts, and digital resources about Palestine and Palestinians. FOPN engages in educational advocacy towards a just peace in the Middle East, an understanding of the Palestinian-Israel conflict and the Occupation's effect on the Palestinian people.

 Achieving justice for the Palestinians remains one of the most pressing international issues of our time. It is also one of the most misunderstood issues. We believe, media broadcasting of misinformation, about the Middle East conflict and the Palestinian people, has resulted in confusion. A great part of the disinformation is due, in large, to the influence of Israeli lobbying groups.

 Our Mission is to communicate the truth about Palestine while fostering solidarity with the Palestinian people. We will explore the history, exile and resilience of a people living under occupation and oppression.  


 The Friends of Palestine Network, FOPN has chosen to adopt, and is bound by the following commonly shared principles on Palestine solidarity and anti-racism principles.

FOPN Common Principles

All members of FOPN hold these principles in common:

  • We support a just and lasting peace for Palestinians and Israelis based on human rights, international law, equality, and relevant UN resolutions.
  • We oppose U.S. military, diplomatic, financial, corporate, and all other forms of support for Israel’s occupation and apartheid policies toward Palestinians.
  • We stand in solidarity with the Palestinian struggle to achieve freedom from Israeli military occupation, justice for refugees through the implementation of their right of return, full equality for Palestinian citizens of Israel, and the right to self-determination.
  • We stand opposed to Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, all forms of racism, and any other expressions of bigotry directed at any person or group. We also reject the charge of anti-Semitism when it is used spuriously to silence legitimate criticism of Israel’s policies and practices.
  • We stand against Zionism as a political system that privileges the rights of Jews over the rights of others. 


Photo: By Ahmed Talat Hasan, Ramallah


Friends of Palestine Network

 Friends of Palestine Network (FOPN) is a for-profit organization that offers journalists facts, analysis, experts, and digital resources about Palestine and Palestinians. 

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