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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Ten things to know about anti-boycott legislation

Ten things to know about anti-boycott legislation

27 states have enacted legislation that targets boycotts for Palestinian rights.

Visit www.righttoboycott.org for an overview of anti-boycott legislation.

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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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Update on Legislative Efforts to Censor Palestine Advocacy in the U.S.

Update on Legislative Efforts to Censor Palestine Advocacy in the U.S.

The fact that 25 states now have legislation targeting advocacy for Palestinian rights indicates the level to which private anti-Palestinian forces are influencing our public institutions to intimidate and punish advocacy for Palestinian rights.

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Victory! Anti-Boycott Measure Defeated in Massachusetts

Victory! Anti-Boycott Measure Defeated in Massachusetts

An anti-boycott bill opposed by the Massachusetts "Freedom to Boycott" coalition was defeated today after a Massachusetts legislative committee refused to advance it.

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Lawsuit Challenges Arizona Anti-Boycott Law

Lawsuit Challenges Arizona Anti-Boycott Law

Today, the ACLU filed a federal lawsuit arguing that an Arizona anti-boycott law violates the First Amendment. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Mikkel Jordhal, a lawyer whose solely-owned law firm contracts with the state to represent indigent inmates. In order to contract with the state, Jordhal was required to certify that his law firm did not participate in boycotts of Israel. 

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Dima Khalidi Video Segment on Al Jazeera

Dima Khalidi Video Segment on Al Jazeera

On this episode of The Stream Dima debated two attorneys involved in pushing anti-BDS legislation.

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