Following a two-year investigation, the Center for Public Integrity (CPI) published a lengthy exposé in USA Today about the proliferation of legislation to curtail the boycott movement for Palestinian rights.
Part of the “Copy, Paste, Legislate” series, the article details the work of right wing pro-Israel Jewish and Christian Zionist groups, as well as Israeli government officials, to pass nearly identical anti-boycott legislation in 27 states over the past four years.
Palestine Legal director Dima Khalidi spoke extensively with CPI on background and was quoted in the article:
“They’re attacking individuals’ and even companies’ and nonprofits’ ability to engage on this issue through First-Amendment-protected activities,” said Dima Khalidi, director of Palestine Legal, a group that provides legal support to Palestinian rights advocates. “This movement is about human rights.”