“It's unbelievable Fordham won't let us organize,” said Veer Shetty. “Just existing on campus as people who support Palestine is now a form of resistance. We have to overcome this administrative obstacle to be sure we can focus our energy on addressing the actual issue - Israel’s human rights violations against Palestinians.”Read More
On Friday, March 9, a court ended a seven-year old lawsuit against former board members of the Olympia Food Co-op over their decision to boycott Israeli goods. The court, in agreeing that the plaintiffs had failed to show any injury to the co-op because of the boycott, granted the motion for summary judgment by former board members.Read More
After a six-month investigation, an independent task force concluded that alleged instances of anti-Semitism on CUNY's campuses were not attributable to Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP). The 24-page report emphasized that student conduct supporting Palestinian rights such as die-ins, mock checkpoints and banners is constitutionally-protected speech.Read More
Palestine Legal responded to 171 incidents of suppression of Palestine advocacy from 19 states in the first six months of 2016 alone, a 22 percent increase* from the same period in 2015. The incidents predominantly targeted students and scholars across the country, and included a variety of punitive measures such as administrative sanctions, censorship, intrusive investigations and other forms of discriminatory treatment targeting speech in favor of Palestinian rights.Read More
Israel advocacy groups are piling on meritless legal threats to punish the American Studies Association (ASA) in the latest attempt to erode the right to boycott.
Inside Higher Ed reports on the newest lawsuit against the ASA, which was filed on Wednesday by “Athenaeum,” an organization that “has not attempted to apply for ASA membership.”Read More
Sarah Aly and Thomas DeAngelis, two of the nine students involved in a February 16, “mic check” at Brooklyn College, will appear before a disciplinary committee for a hearing on Friday, May 20, 2016 at 9:30 am at Brooklyn College Student Center, State Lounge.Read More
Palestine Legal issued the following statement in response to a lawsuit announced today against the American Studies Association (ASA) for adopting an academic boycott of Israeli academic institutions:Read More