Posts in Law
Letter: Lawyers and Advocates Demand Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu Stop Denying Entry to Human Rights Advocates

New York, NY I Center for Constitutional Rights

Eyewitness Palestine delegates from the 2018 Justice Delegation, as well as delegation leaders Huwaida Arraf and Jamil Dakwar, signed onto this letter of over 100 lawyers and advocates to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressing concern over Israel's policy of detaining and denying entry to human rights advocates.

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EYEWITNESS PALESTINE ON CAPITOL HILL

Washington, DC  I Capitol Hill

Eyewitness Palestine delegates Kareem El-Hosseiny and Eyewitness Palestine Program Director, Emily Siegel were on Capitol Hill today meeting with DC rep, Eleanor Holmes Norton . . . Also spotted on the hill are delegates Seth Morrison and Karen Akerman as part of Jewish Voice for Peace’s Lobby Day.

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"THE REAL FACE OF ISRAEL'S AFRICAN REFUGEE POLICY"

Bnei Brak  I Rebecca Pierce Films

Rebecca writes “it’s one of two offices in the whole country where African asylum seekers are allowed to renew their visas and submit Refugee Status Determination forms. Where refugees stand for up to four days in a row, in the hot sun or pouring rain, to get the documents that are the only thing temporarily protecting them from prison and ‘illegality.’

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CONGRESSWOMAN BETTY MCCOLLUM'S NEW LEGISLATION

Washington, DC I Capitol Hill

Eyewitness Palestine board members, delegation leaders & delegates Mark Harrison, Jennifer Bing, Bradley Parker, Josh Ruebner and other partners met with Congresswoman Betty McCollum this morning to endorse her new legislation, H.R. 4391, which promotes the human rights of Palestinian children.

Congresswoman McCollum writes, “Peace can only be achieved by respecting human rights, especially the rights of children. Congress must not turn a blind eye the unjust and ongoing mistreatment of Palestinian children living under Israeli occupation.”

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U.S. FAITH GROUPS DEFEND CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO BOYCOTT IN SUPPORT OF PALESTINIAN FREEDOM

Washington, DC I Huffington Post

Eyewitness delegation leader Philip Farah writes that the Kansas Commission of Education barred a math teacher from a program for training other teachers because she refused to sign a pledge certifying that she is “not engaged in boycotting Israel.”


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DOWN WITH LAWFARE

San Francisco, California I Electronic Intifada

Delegation leader Nora Barrows-Friedman writes about San Francisco State University’s faculty, Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi, victory last week over the lawsuit, filed in June, prepared by The Lawfare Project, a group that describes itself as “the legal arm of the pro-Israel community.”

Nora writes, “The decision to dismiss the suit proves that these types of legal attempts by Israel advocacy groups ‘will fail,’ Palestine Legal’s Liz Jackson said. “They have no merit because the facts they allege are untrue and the legal theory they’re based on is an abuse of civil rights law….

"Abdulhadi said the dismissal of the lawsuit sends a strong message to those trying to silence students and faculty and praised activists and organizations that have fought back.

'For me personally, it renews my faith, my determination [to continue teaching],’ Abdulhadi said. 'These campaigns are designed to destroy careers. So this is a wake up call to the Zionists to say, you need to back off, and the people won’t allow you to do this.’

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TO PROTECT ARABS AND MUSLIMS FROM TRUMP, START LOCALLY

San Francisco, CA I East Bay Times

Eyewitness Palestine delegate Lara Kiswani writes: “Yes, the Muslim ban is an extreme form of anti-Arab, African and Muslim violence. Yes, our places of worship and organizations are at risk of attack. Our safety and livelihood are under threat, a threat faced by many who call Oakland home”.

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