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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Zoha Khalili in the Houston Chronicle

Zoha Khalili in the Houston Chronicle

“Rather than Texas fighting a losing battle in court, the Legislature should repeal the law in the upcoming session.”

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New Lawsuits Challenge Anti-Boycott Laws in Arkansas, Texas

New Lawsuits Challenge Anti-Boycott Laws in Arkansas, Texas

Three new lawsuits seek to overturn unconstitutional laws

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Victory! Anti-BDS Bill Defeated in Maryland (Updated)

Victory! Anti-BDS Bill Defeated in Maryland (Updated)

Today, Palestine Legal issued a memorandum to Texas lawmakers urging them to oppos HB 89 and SB 134, anti-boycott bills being considered in the Texas House and Senate. 

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