Palestine Legal’s Statement on Website Blacklisting Palestine Rights Activists

 Credit: The Forward

Credit: The Forward

info@palestinelegal.org

May 29, 2015, Chicago– The following statement was issued today by attorneys at Palestine Legal: 

Canary Mission’s attempt to stifle criticism of Israeli policies by profiling individuals and threatening to ruin careers is a tactic reminiscent of the McCarthy era. Sadly, this online bullying campaign is one of many efforts by Israel advocacy groups to intimidate advocates for Palestinian rights and chill criticism of the status quo on Israel/Palestine by using unfounded claims of anti-Semitism and support for terrorism to malign individuals who speak out. Palestine Legal is responding to concerns from affected individuals and looking into avenues of redress on a case-by-case basis.

Palestine Legal is an independent organization dedicated to protecting the civil and constitutional rights of people in the US who speak out for Palestinian freedom. Founded in 2012, Palestine Legal is the only legal organization in the United States exclusively dedicated to supporting the movement for Palestinian rights.