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Activists in the US are censored and punished for speaking up for Palestinian freedom. We challenge the censorship so voices for justice can be heard.
Mar 28 4 tweets 2 min read
After retweeting an image of a poster spoofing a historic Palestine tourism ad, @BDSAustria was "SLAPPed" by the city of Vienna with a Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation. protecttheprotest.org/story/bds-aust… BDS continues to advocate for Palestinians because so many BDS groups and others have managed to change policies in their own countries and cities for better. Learn more about the case here: elsc.support/cases/m
Feb 17 5 tweets 2 min read
Congrats to Virginia advocates for defeating this unconstitutional anti-boycott bill!
Although these bills continue to pop up, not a single one of these laws has been upheld on the merits when challenged. palestinelegal.org/news/2022/2/8/…
Feb 4 4 tweets 3 min read
Palestine Legal staff attorney Zoha Khalili was introduced on stage at @jeopardy earlier this week as a "movement lawyer." Wondering what that means? In the words of @Law4BlackLives, it means "building the power of the people, not the power of the law." It's the philosophy we adhere to here at Palestine Legal. Here are some of our favorite intros to movement lawyering.
From @Law4BlackLives: law4blacklives.org/respond/
Dec 13, 2021 6 tweets 2 min read
As the ADL and other Israel lobby organizations reignite smear attacks on our partner Zahra Billoo, we are reposting our statement from September 2019 to call for safety in solidarity.
palestinelegal.org/news/2021/zahr… "Zahra is on the national stage, but I know her as a community partner, laboring in the daily grind of caring for each other. Zahra zigzags across the Bay Area every day, through traffic congestion, from one community center to another.
Dec 10, 2021 6 tweets 2 min read
"We have to reject Israel's attempts to make pariahs out of organizations and individuals. ... The best defense is to increase our numbers, to increase our voices, to make it clear that we're not going to let people be dragged under the bus in silence and alone." - Dima Khalidi "We see our job really as making sure that efforts to make people and groups radioactive don't work, that people aren't isolated, that they have the confidence and the courage to keep going and doing the work ... to reject the goal of intimidation and silencing."
Nov 16, 2021 10 tweets 3 min read
BREAKING: We initiated a discrimination complaint against George Washington U. (@GWtweets) for canceling university trauma services for Palestinians this past spring after a pro-Israel group falsely alleged that doing so was anti-Jewish. palestinelegal.org/news/2021/11/1… The story just broke at @JewishCurrents, which details how GW's Office of Advocacy & Support provided services to Asian, Black, and Jewish students (among other groups), but canceled advertised services for Palestinian students after pressure from admin.
jewishcurrents.org/george-washing…
Oct 22, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
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.
Aug 24, 2021 11 tweets 2 min read
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 1. CENSORSHIP.
You and your activism for Palestinian rights are being silenced, and you want to challenge it, or confidentially share your story with us.
Jul 30, 2021 9 tweets 4 min read
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:
palestinelegal.org/news/2021/7/29… 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.
palestinelegal.org/news/2021/7/29…
Jul 15, 2021 7 tweets 3 min read
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.
palestinelegal.org/news/2021/7/15… 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.
May 12, 2021 8 tweets 3 min read
As heart wrenching as it is to witness the attacks on Palestinians this week, it hurts even more as U.S. taxpayers to know our own complicity in the Israeli government's brutality. Join us in demanding change secure.everyaction.com/1bUDFJrq_kWz5s… Take action for Palestine! Image
May 12, 2021 9 tweets 5 min read
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.
palestinelegal.org/news/2021/5/12… 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.
May 6, 2021 6 tweets 3 min read
Hundreds of users are reporting @instagram deleted their posts to #SaveSheikhJarrah, where Israeli settlers and soldiers have been terrorizing Palestinians resisting imminent home theft and expulsion.

Are you one of these users? Help us document it. Instructions below. (1/5) Image Write to fbweneedtotalk@protonmail.com (for English speakers) or report@7amleh.org (for Arabic speakers).

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)