Israel's ban on Tlaib and Omar exposes larger attacks on advocates for Palestinian rights

Israel's ban on Tlaib and Omar exposes larger attacks on advocates for Palestinian rights

The attack on Omar and Tlaib puts a spotlight on efforts to suppress advocacy for Palestinian rights, which have impacted thousands of activists around the country. While this story holds our national attention, we must continue to fight to ensure that human rights defenders can raise their voices for marginalized people in Palestine and around the world.

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Radhika Sainath's NYT Letter to the Editor on BDS article

Radhika Sainath's NYT Letter to the Editor on BDS article

Senior staff attorney Radhika Sainath appeared in Saturday’s New York Times with a letter to the editor responding to July 28 reporting on the BDS movement.

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Kristian Davis Bailey in Colorlines

Kristian Davis Bailey in Colorlines

Communications manager Kristian Davis Bailey published an op-ed in Colorlines - on the anti-boycott resolution and state of boycott challenges more broadly.

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Backdoor Legislative Efforts Show Lawmakers' True Intent: Silencing Advocacy for Palestinian Rights

Backdoor Legislative Efforts Show Lawmakers' True Intent: Silencing Advocacy for Palestinian Rights

House Resolution 246 condemning the boycott movement for Palestinian rights could be moving forward in the House Foreign Affairs Committee. While some Democratic cosponsors might believe that passing this non-binding resolution will lessen pressure to consider more binding measures (such as the House version of the anti-boycott bill passed by the Senate in February, Republican efforts to slip anti-boycott language into broad and often unrelated pieces of legislation underscore that the resolution will only open the door for more attacks against advocacy for Palestinian rights.

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Talib Kweli Disinvited From German Festival Over Support For Palestinian Rights, BDS

Talib Kweli Disinvited From German Festival Over Support For Palestinian Rights, BDS

Prominent hip hop artist Talib Kweli was recently disinvited from a German music festival over his refusal to denounce the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian rights. Festival organizers disinvited Kweli after he refused to respond to their request that he make a statement about his position on BDS. The festival’s demand was prompted by a non-binding resolution passed by the German parliament last month defining the BDS movement as antisemitic and calling for the denial of public funding and forums for projects that support BDS or “question Israel’s right to exist.”

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NYC DSA reschedules BDS & Nakba event, canceled after threats by pro-Israel groups

NYC DSA reschedules BDS & Nakba event, canceled after threats by pro-Israel groups

The New York City Democratic Socialists of America (NYC DSA) has rescheduled a cancelled event on “Palestinian Expulsion and Resistance: The Nakba, BDS and the Great Return March.” The event was cancelled in May after members of the church where the event was to be held were stalked and threatened by right-wing pro-Israel groups. The new event will take place on June 10 at an alternate venue.

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Meera Shah in The Intercept

Meera Shah in The Intercept

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.

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