Bowing to pro-Israel complaints, Dept. of Ed threatens Middle East studies funding

Bowing to pro-Israel complaints, Dept. of Ed threatens Middle East studies funding

Three months after announcing that it would investigate the use of federal funds in an academic conference on Gaza at the University of North Carolina (UNC), the Department of Education has published a letter threatening to withdraw funding from the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies, which sponsored the event.

Sent a week after the start of the fall semester, the letter threatens to cut off funding to Middle East Studies unless Duke-UNC provides a “revised schedule of activities that it plans to support for the coming year, including a description demonstrating how each activity promotes foreign language learning and advances the national security interests and economic stability of the United States” by September 22.

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Why We Boycott

Why We Boycott

A broad coalition of advocacy groups working across social justice movements issued a letter today calling on members of the U.S. House of Representatives to support a resolution upholding the right to boycott for justice.

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Legislation: What We’re Watching This Fall

Legislation: What We’re Watching This Fall

As Congress and state legislatures return from summer recess, we expect to see action on a number of measures that could have a major impact on advocacy for Palestinian rights.

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Palestine Legal comments on California’s ethnic studies model curriculum

Palestine Legal comments on California’s ethnic studies model curriculum

We wrote in response to an organized campaign against the curriculum because of its inclusion of the movement for Palestinian freedom alongside other contemporary struggles for civil rights and equality. 

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Israel's ban on Tlaib and Omar exposes larger attacks on advocates for Palestinian rights

Israel's ban on Tlaib and Omar exposes larger attacks on advocates for Palestinian rights

The attack on Omar and Tlaib puts a spotlight on efforts to suppress advocacy for Palestinian rights, which have impacted thousands of activists around the country. While this story holds our national attention, we must continue to fight to ensure that human rights defenders can raise their voices for marginalized people in Palestine and around the world.

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Success: UIC Reverses Ban on Palestine Event

Success: UIC Reverses Ban on Palestine Event

A community group in Rockford, Ill., that had been blocked from renting space for an event featuring Israeli-American activist and author Miko Peled successfully held their event on Saturday after Palestine Legal intervened.

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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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