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Kate Gould
Kate Gould is the Legislative Associate for Middle East Policy for the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), a Quaker lobby in the public interest fielding the largest team of peace lobbyists in Washington, D.C. She is one of only a handful of registered lobbyists working to prevent war with Iran, and also lobbies on Israeli/Palestinian peace.

Entries by Kate Gould

Voices for Diplomacy With Iran Flood Capitol Hill

(1) Comments | Posted November 26, 2014 | 3:12 PM


On the eve of the deadline for a nuclear deal with Iran, 430 citizen advocates descended on Capitol Hill to urge their elected representatives to support the ongoing negotiations. These advocates traveled to Washington, D.C., from 43 states for the Friends Committee on...

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Congress Must Stop Syria Bombing, and You Can Help Make It Happen

(5) Comments | Posted September 23, 2014 | 6:59 PM

If Congress doesn't stop the U.S. war in Syria, the bombs raining down on Syria will likely be the beginning of another open-ended, multi-billion U.S. war in the Middle East. The American public can help stop this war the same way it stopped U.S. war in Syria last...

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Arming Syrian 'Moderate' Fighters Emboldens Islamic State

(2) Comments | Posted September 17, 2014 | 2:16 PM

While the president has justified his plan to arm and train "moderate" Syrian armed groups on the grounds that it would counter the growth of the Islamic State, it will likely have the exact opposite effect. Further funding for "moderate" Syrian opposition groups will embolden IS and risk widening the...

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5 Steps U.S. Can Take to Help Restore Israel/Gaza Ceasefire

(2) Comments | Posted July 9, 2014 | 3:47 PM

Eventually, there will be a ceasefire in Gaza. The real question is not if, but when. Another crucial question is how many Palestinian and Israeli lives will be lost, and how much destruction will be wrought before the bombings and rocket launches stop by way of a negotiated ceasefire.

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Iran's Election Win Warrants U.S. Sanctions Rethink

(5) Comments | Posted June 17, 2013 | 11:17 AM

Iran's presidential elections offered a rare opportunity for the world's media spotlight to shift from focusing on Iranian officials, donning white lab coats flanked by metallic centrifuges, to the Iranian people. Tens of millions of Iranians headed to the polls to elect moderate, reformist candidate Hassan Rouhani,...

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Iran Leak Reveals Senate Push for Regime Change

(39) Comments | Posted May 10, 2013 | 7:06 PM

Last month, Bloomberg reported that a bipartisan group of senators were drafting legislation that would impose Iran sanctions which could only be lifted if Iran moved toward "a free and democratically elected government." This dangerous push for regime change could set the stage for a costly and catastrophic...

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Senators Open Back Door for War With Iran

(140) Comments | Posted March 7, 2013 | 3:18 PM

As of this writing, nearly half of the Senate has signed on to what is nicknamed the "Back Door to War" resolution, which calls for the U.S. to pledge military support for a potential Israeli attack on Iran -- a commitment that would drag the United States into another war...

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A Tale of Two Drones: Valuing Robots Over Humans

(10) Comments | Posted December 5, 2012 | 4:27 PM

U.S. Drone Under Iranian Fire Provokes National Outrage, Drone Attack in Yemen Ignored

Two drone attacks were reported immediately after the U.S. elections: one drone attack against humans, and an attempted attack against a drone, in which neither the drone nor, for the record, any human being, was...

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Diplomacy: Best Way to Keep Iran Away From the Bomb Forever

(87) Comments | Posted September 5, 2012 | 7:06 PM

3 Things You Need to Know about the IAEA Report

As Iran war-fever again breaks out upon the release of the latest IAEA report on Iran's nuclear program, the single most important determinant of 'how many years Iran is from a nuclear weapon' bears repeating: according to U.S. and...

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Lieberman Resolution on Iran Means War: Top Military, Intelligence Officials

(19) Comments | Posted April 11, 2012 | 1:20 PM

Top national security officials have warned that prospects for a diplomatic solution between the U.S. and Iran could be undermined by legislation likely to reach the Senate floor in the immediate aftermath of the April 13-14 round of U.S.-Iran talks. The legislation pushes impossible preconditions for diplomacy and...

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