Senior staff attorney Meera Shah appeared in a profile on anti-boycott efforts in Texas for The Intercept. The article details the collusion between rightwing Texas businessmen, Christian fundamentalists, and Israel.Read More
Florida governor Ron DeSantis plans to sign a bill that will treat criticism of Israel as discrimination against Jewish people. Senior Staff Attorney Liz Jackson writes in the Tampa Bay Times that the right to criticize Israel is a free speech issue.Read More
On Thursday, senior staff attorney Radhika Sainath published an essay in Boston Review on the right to boycott. Her essay touches on the legal battles for and against anti-boycott legislation in more than two dozen states, as well as how these laws have impacted activists and everyday people.Read More
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. Palestine Legal director Dima Khalidi spoke extensively with CPI on background and was quoted in the articleRead More
On Monday, a court in Boston postponed a hearing on an emergency motion demanding that the University of Massachusetts Amherst cancel an upcoming event on the censorship of speech supporting Palestinian rights. Senior Staff Attorney Radhika Sainath issued the following remarks, which were read by JVP member Rachel Weber at a press conference before Monday’s court appearance.Read More
The New York Times Magazine published a lengthy article on the Palestine solidarity movement and its impact on national politics. Palestine Legal was featured in the context of backlash against rights activists and anti-BDS legislation.