1/ Israel’s expansion of the so-called “terrorist” designation is racist propaganda based on unfounded accusations. It's another escalation of Israeli efforts to isolate Palestinians organizations doing critical work to expose Israel’s constant violations of Palestinian rights.
2/ Israel and its allies’ primary strategy is to criminalize and undermine any resistance to its continued violent colonial expansion by targeting outspoken individuals around the world through smear and harassment campaigns, and through lawfare.
3/ Baseless terrorism accusations are a scare tactic that cause enormous harm to Palestinians, and rely on guilt by association in the most attenuated forms.
4/ We stand in full solidarity with the organizations that Israel is targeting, and call on civil society internationally to do the same. It is Israel that needs to be isolated & held accountable in order to put an end to this hostile apartheid regime that our tax dollars enable.
Take Action: CALL NOW and tell Congress: Defend Palestinian Human Rights Organizations (via @JvpAction)


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24 Aug
As students head back to school (in person?!), we wanted share the top reasons why students might want to reach out to Palestine Legal this year. palestinelegal.org/intake
You and your activism for Palestinian rights are being silenced, and you want to challenge it, or confidentially share your story with us.
You want to know your rights around safely and confidently protesting Israel propaganda events, putting up a mock apartheid wall, organizing a divestment campaign, or holding an event on campus.
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A Must-Read Thread: Palestine advocates in the US faced severe and intensifying backlash from Israel and its allies this spring for speaking out for justice.

Palestine Legal just published a deep dive into six major trends in activism and backlash:
Statements supporting Palestinian rights and freedom came under fire in universities—in some cases just months after people were praised for issuing similar statements of support for Black and Asian lives and against domestic state violence and racism.
Some complaints about messages of support for Palestinian freedom focused on getting workers or students fired from their jobs or expelled from school.

Most of these efforts failed, but still harmed those impacted and cast a broader chilling effect.
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Congrats @NerdeenKiswani @CUNYLawSJP @cunyjlsa & your allies in this struggle.
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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.”
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Middlebury students were attacked for speaking out against Israeli apartheid & ethnic cleansing—like what’s happening in #SaveSheikhJarrah and #DefendGaza.

@Middlebury refused to protect students from racist attacks, and we call on them to do so today.
After Students for Justice in Palestine launched a campaign to end Israeli apartheid, the group’s posters were vandalized, its Palestinian co-president received threats, and @Middlebury pressured SJP's Jewish co-president to delete language critical of Zionism from their website.
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Are you one of these users? Help us document it. Instructions below. (1/5) Image
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Our international coalition of organizations will compile all of your examples to send to Instagram so that they stop silencing Palestinians and their allies. (2/5)
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- A screenshot or description of the content that IG deleted (3/5)
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