Liz Jackson in the Tampa Bay Times

Liz Jackson in the Tampa Bay Times

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.

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Civil Rights Groups Express Concern Over Florida Governor’s Cabinet Meeting in Israel

Civil Rights Groups Express Concern Over Florida Governor’s Cabinet Meeting in Israel

Palestine Legal joined civil rights and human rights organizations to warn Florida governor Ron DeSantis that his plan to hold a cabinet meeting in Jerusalem violates the law. Florida became the most recent state to pass legislation aimed at silencing advocates for Palestinian rights. In April, the Florida House unanimously passed a bill that would classify criticism of Israeli policies or advocacy for Palestinian human rights as a form of discrimination against Jews in the state’s public schools. DeSantis is expected to sign this bill into law while he is in Israel.

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