Tell Congress: Uphold the Right to Boycott for All

Tell Congress: Uphold the Right to Boycott for All

After Rep. Omar introduces a resolution affirming right to boycott, the House advances a measure against boycotts for Palestinian rights. Take action and contact your representative now!

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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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Rights Groups Urge Court to Overturn Decision on Arkansas Anti-Boycott Law

Rights Groups Urge Court to Overturn Decision on Arkansas Anti-Boycott Law

The Center for Constitutional Rights, Palestine Legal, and the Law Office of Matthew Strugar filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals in support of a lawsuit seeking to strike down an Arkansas law that requires government contractors to pledge not to boycott Israel. The lawsuit and the amicus brief in support of it argue that the law violates the First Amendment. The filing situates the Arkansas law as part of a broader effort to suppress speech in support of Palestinian human rights.

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Airbnb lawsuit exposes attacks on free speech and Palestinian human rights

Airbnb lawsuit exposes attacks on free speech and Palestinian human rights

Last November, Airbnb decided to delist some rentals located in illegal settlements in the West Bank, acknowledging that the rental of properties in Israeli settlements enables violations of Palestinian rights. Airbnb’s decision to comply with international law sparked immediate and wide-ranging backlash, including a lawsuit by Israeli settlers and blacklisting by several states around the country. This backlash has created both opportunities and challenges for everyday Americans and those who support Palestinian human rights.

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Dima Khalidi on Center for Investigative Reporting podcast

Dima Khalidi on Center for Investigative Reporting podcast

Palestine Legal founder and director Dima Khalidi was interviewed on the Reveal podcast about “The Right to Boycott.” Reveal is a project of the Center for Investigative Reporting.

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