Appeals Office Rejects Hillel's Claims of Religious, Viewpoint Discrimination at SF State

Appeals Office Rejects Hillel's Claims of Religious, Viewpoint Discrimination at SF State

An appeals office has once again dismissed San Francisco Hillel’s claim that the student group was denied a table at a Know Your Rights fair at San Francisco State University (SFSU) on the basis of religion. The decision, issued last week, affirmed an earlier finding by campus investigators that Hillel's identification as a Jewish organization played no role in the denial.

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Advisory on FBI Visits to Palestine Activists (Updated)

Advisory on FBI Visits to Palestine Activists (Updated)

In February, Palestine Legal issued an advisory regarding FBI visits to Palestine activists. Following is an update to the advisory to provide context about these visits and to describe trends we have observed based on information activists have reported to us.

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South Carolina Moves to Censor Palestine Advocacy at Public Colleges and Universities

South Carolina Moves to Censor Palestine Advocacy at Public Colleges and Universities

Language aimed at censoring Palestine advocacy at South Carolina’s public colleges and universities was added to a 2018-2019 budget bill last week.

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Rights Groups Tell Universities Across the U.S. to Stand Up For Students and Faculty Under Attack

Rights Groups Tell Universities Across the U.S. to Stand Up For Students and Faculty Under Attack

Palestine Legal, along with 13 national civil rights and social justice groups, wrote to 280 U.S. universities this week to demand that they take forceful action to protect free speech in response to targeted harassment by right-wing Israel advocacy groups.

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Columbia Dismisses SSI Complaint Against Students for Justice in Palestine

Columbia Dismisses SSI Complaint Against Students for Justice in Palestine

On April 10, 2018, Columbia University dismissed an 11-page complaint filed by Students Supporting Israel alleging that campus speech supporting Palestinian rights violated New York criminal law, civil law and university rules.

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Islamophobe Coerces L.A. Review of Books, Palestine Legal Responds

Islamophobe Coerces L.A. Review of Books, Palestine Legal Responds

On February 3, the Los Angeles Review of Books, a publication known for its intellectual rigor, published a letter by David Horowitz, a right-wing extremist, falsely accusing Students for Justice in Palestine of funding, supporting and being “orchestrated” by a State-Department designated foreign terrorist organization.

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Don’t Believe Politicians Who Say the Israel Anti-Boycott Act Doesn’t Target Political Boycotts

Don’t Believe Politicians Who Say the Israel Anti-Boycott Act Doesn’t Target Political Boycotts

The bill as written would still punish with criminal financial penalties a variety of actions taken to comply with, further, or support boycott calls by international governmental organizations like the UN or the EU.

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