This is believed to be the first statement from a US-based university condemning censorship campaigns against students supporting Palestinian rights and anti-Palestinian hate.

Congrats @NerdeenKiswani @CUNYLawSJP @cunyjlsa & your allies in this struggle.…
On June 30, after months of student organizing, CUNY Law issued a statement in support of rising 3L @NerdeenKiswani, who has faced a barrage of anti-Palestinian hate over the past 9 months in response to her years-long activism supporting Palestinian freedom.
The statement, issued by Interim Dean of the Law School Eduardo R.C. Capulong states, “the Law School supports the free speech rights of @NerdeenKiswani, other Palestinian students, and their Jewish and non-Jewish allies, who have been vilified for their activism.”
In October of 2020, Israel advocacy groups launched a smear campaign against Nerdeen who is well-known in New York City for her vocal support for Palestinian liberation with @WOLPalestine, @CUNYLawSJP and other groups.
CUNY Law initially released statements condemning Nerdeen before later deleting them, exposing her to further racist and violent vitriol. Since then, it has committed to supporting all students who support human rights and the rights of marginalized and oppressed people.
"I appreciate the University standing with me as their student, as they always should have," said Nerdeen. "However, it cannot be and is not just about me. We also have to acknowledge what is happening in Palestine..." (Quote continues)
"We also have to Palestinians are being systematically subjected to genocide and colonization, especially during such an escalated moment. Zionist colonial violence must be condemned." - Nerdeen Kiswani

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