Fordham University Students Win Landmark Fight to Establish Palestine Club

Fordham University Students Win Landmark Fight to Establish Palestine Club

Five Fordham University students have won a landmark legal victory against Fordham University, which sought to prohibit them from forming a Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) club at their university. The students, represented by the Center for Constitutional Rights, Palestine Legal, and cooperating counsel Alan Levine, argued that Fordham University violated its own rules when, in 2016, it vetoed the United Student Government’s approval of SJP, preventing the students from forming the SJP club.

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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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Over 30 New York scholars and activists spied on by former Mossad agents

Over 30 New York scholars and activists spied on by former Mossad agents

Palestine Legal confirmed today that a 2017 attempt to scare New Yorkers believed to support boycotts for Palestinian rights with bogus ‘cease and desist’ letters was the work of ex-Mossad agents. The people targeted by former Israeli intelligence agents with Psy-Group include faculty at Columbia University, New York University, multiple City University of New York (CUNY) campuses as well Black, Jewish, and Palestinian volunteers from groups such as Adalah-NY and Jewish Voice for Peace.

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SUCCESS! CUNY Dismisses Frivolous Complaint Against SJP Over Nakba Vigil

SUCCESS! CUNY Dismisses Frivolous Complaint Against SJP Over Nakba Vigil

“We are happy this harassing complaint is dismissed, but it was incredibly disingenuous of SSI to accuse us of incitement in the first place,” said one member of SJP. “We held this vigil to commemorate 70 years of the dispossession of our family members. At the same time as our vigil, the Israeli military was killing unarmed protesters in Gaza.”

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New student joins the case to reinstate SJP at Fordham

New student joins the case to reinstate SJP at Fordham

“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.”

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Hotel Pressured to Cancel, Call Cops on Mental Health in Palestine Event

Hotel Pressured to Cancel, Call Cops on Mental Health in Palestine Event

On May 14, the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City asked members of the USA-Palestine Mental Health Network, a group that educates clinicians on the impact of Israeli human rights abuses on the mental health of Palestinians, to move a symposium on mental health issues in Palestine.

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City University of New York Cancels Pro-Palestinian Book Event

City University of New York Cancels Pro-Palestinian Book Event

Palestine Legal and the Center for Constitutional Rights wrote to the City University of New York today informing the college that the City College of New York’s cancellation of a May 3 event organized by Students for Justice in Palestine violates the First Amendment.

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