Fall Events with Palestine Legal

Fall Events with Palestine Legal

We have a very busy schedule this fall of public education events and conference panels. Hear from us at the following events in October and November.

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The Women’s March Made a Huge Mistake in Voting Out the Leader We Need

The Women’s March Made a Huge Mistake in Voting Out the Leader We Need

Liz Jackson: “Zahra Billoo, who was voted off the board of the Women’s March just days after joining the team, embodies what it means to challenge all systems of violence - fighting the patriarchy, resisting Islamophobia, and supporting Jewish people like me in a time of rising bigotry against Jewish people and all vulnerable populations.” 

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Zoha Khalili on Al Jazeera - The Stream

Zoha Khalili on Al Jazeera - The Stream

Staff attorney Zoha Khalili spoke on today's episode of Al Jazeera - The Stream about US government attacks on Middle East Studies at Duke and UNC following a March conference on Gaza.

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Bowing to pro-Israel complaints, Dept. of Ed threatens Middle East studies funding

Bowing to pro-Israel complaints, Dept. of Ed threatens Middle East studies funding

Three months after announcing that it would investigate the use of federal funds in an academic conference on Gaza at the University of North Carolina (UNC), the Department of Education has published a letter threatening to withdraw funding from the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies, which sponsored the event.

Sent a week after the start of the fall semester, the letter threatens to cut off funding to Middle East Studies unless Duke-UNC provides a “revised schedule of activities that it plans to support for the coming year, including a description demonstrating how each activity promotes foreign language learning and advances the national security interests and economic stability of the United States” by September 22.

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Zoha Khalili in the New York Times

Zoha Khalili in the New York Times

Staff attorney Zoha Khalili spoke to the New York Times about the government's effort to dictate what university students learn about Palestine and the rest of the Middle East.

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Why We Boycott

Why We Boycott

A broad coalition of advocacy groups working across social justice movements issued a letter today calling on members of the U.S. House of Representatives to support a resolution upholding the right to boycott for justice.

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Legislation: What We’re Watching This Fall

Legislation: What We’re Watching This Fall

As Congress and state legislatures return from summer recess, we expect to see action on a number of measures that could have a major impact on advocacy for Palestinian rights.

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