POLICY Statement

March 22nd, 2023: ATFL Hosts Michigan Reception with White House Senior Advisor Amos Hochstein and the Lebanese American Community Washington, DC

June 10, 2024

On March 19, the American Task Force on Lebanon (ATFL) and Michigan’s Lebanese American community welcomed White House Senior Advisor Amos Hochstein for a reception and community town hall to discuss US leadership in promoting peace on the Lebanon-Israel border.

During the event, Hochstein briefed the local community on the Biden Administration’s efforts, to restore calm in the region. Topics of discussion included reducing hostilities so that the tens of thousands of Lebanese and Israeli citizens who have been displaced by conflict can safely return to their homes, resolving the land boundary between Lebanon and Israel, engaging the international community to bring economic development to the south of Lebanon, and increasing support for the Lebanese Armed Forces and as part of their increased deployment south of the Litani River.

The community expressed their gratitude and appreciation to the Biden Administration for mediating the historic maritime boundary agreement between Israel and Lebanon and the continued leadership in promoting peace and stability in the region.

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