Palestine Legal Calls on Members of Congress to Reject Bill Aimed at Censoring Palestine Advocacy

Palestine Legal Calls on Members of Congress to Reject Bill Aimed at Censoring Palestine Advocacy

The bill would impose a widely-criticized re-definition of antisemitism that classifies virtually all speech critical of Israel as antisemitic.

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Lawmakers Reintroduce Federal Bill Aimed at Censoring Palestine Advocacy on Campuses

Lawmakers Reintroduce Federal Bill Aimed at Censoring Palestine Advocacy on Campuses

Yesterday, members of Congress announced the reintroduction of the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act (ASAA), a bill aimed at censoring Palestine advocacy on college campuses by imposing on the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) a widely-criticized and overbroad re-definition of antisemitism that classifies virtually all speech critical of Israel as antisemitic.

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Myths and Facts from Today’s Congressional Hearing on Campus Anti-Semitism

Myths and Facts from Today’s Congressional Hearing on Campus Anti-Semitism

The hearing featured testimony from several Israel advocacy organizations that relied on factually inaccurate stories to support their efforts to impose a widely criticized definition of antisemitism on college campuses.

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VICTORY! Unconstitutional South Carolina Bill Aimed at Censoring Palestine Advocacy Defeated (Updated)

VICTORY! Unconstitutional South Carolina Bill Aimed at Censoring Palestine Advocacy Defeated (Updated)

Today, a coalition of ten civil rights, human rights, and civil liberties organizations called on South Carolina lawmakers to oppose H.3643, an unconstitutional bill aimed at censoring and punishing Palestine advocacy.

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Will Education Nominee DeVos Respect Student Criticism of Israel?

Will Education Nominee DeVos Respect Student Criticism of Israel?

In advance of today’s U.S. Senate confirmation hearing for Trump’s controversial Education Secretary pick, Palestine Legal and allies sent a letter to Senators urging them to question nominee Betsy DeVos on her views regarding enforcement of federal anti-discrimination laws while respecting students’ First Amendment right to criticize Israeli government policies.

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Media Spotlight: "Anti-Semitism Awareness Act" Draws Criticism in the Media

Media Spotlight: "Anti-Semitism Awareness Act" Draws Criticism in the Media

Earlier this month, the U.S. Senate passed, by unanimous consent and before the bill’s language was even public, the controversial and unconstitutional Anti-Semitism Awareness Act. The bill was also exposed to significant opposition in the media.

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Bill Aimed at Censoring Palestine Advocacy on Campuses Fails to Pass U.S. House

Bill Aimed at Censoring Palestine Advocacy on Campuses Fails to Pass U.S. House

In a victory for Palestine solidarity and free speech activists, the U.S. House of Representatives wrapped up its 2016 legislative session without passing the controversial and unconstitutional Anti-Semitism Awareness Act, despite intense lobbying by Israel advocacy groups. The failed bill threatened to impose on the U.S. Department of Education a definition of antisemitism that is so broad it would encompass virtually any criticism of Israel. 

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