Pitzer Votes to Suspend Israel Study Abroad Program, Immediately Vetoed by President

Pitzer Votes to Suspend Israel Study Abroad Program, Immediately Vetoed by President

The Pitzer College Council voted 67-28 Thursday to affirm the suspension of the college’s study abroad program with the University of Haifa in Israel, citing Israel’s discriminatory restrictions on entry to Israel based on race and legitimate political speech. The vote was immediately nullified by Pitzer president Melvin Oliver, which is the first time in the College’s 56-year history the administration has vetoed a decision of College Council.

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Take Action: No Chicago Bar Association conference in Jerusalem

Take Action: No Chicago Bar Association conference in Jerusalem

Palestine Legal joins the National Lawyers Guild – Chicago, the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), and the Center for Constitutional Rights in urging the Chicago Bar Association, Catholic Lawyers Guild, and Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois to reconsider the location of a Continuing Legal Education conference in Jerusalem scheduled for the end of March.

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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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Palestine Legal Stands With Ilhan Omar

Palestine Legal Stands With Ilhan Omar

Palestine Legal supports Ilhan Omar, the right to engage in boycotts for Palestinian rights, and the growing community of people who believe in freedom, equality and justice in Palestine.

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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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First Senate Bill Favors Israel Over Free Speech

First Senate Bill Favors Israel Over Free Speech

The Combating BDS Act of 2019 explicitly authorizes state and municipal governments to enact anti-boycott laws.

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Lawsuit Dismissed Against American Studies Association Over Israel Boycott

Lawsuit Dismissed Against American Studies Association Over Israel Boycott

In a victory for the American Studies Association and the right to boycott, a district court in Washington D.C. dismissed a lawsuit seeking to deter academic associations from adopting boycotts for Palestinian rights.

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