The Israel Anti-Boycott Act Is an Act of Political Persecution

cardin

by Lara Friedman There’s been a lot of debate over the Israel Anti-Boycott Act. The ACLU—the standard-bearer of all matters related to civil rights and liberties—says unequivocally that the bill violates the First Amendment right to free speech. Others, including… Continue Reading  

America’s BDS Law: Attack on Far More than Free Speech

16522186240_96948d4db7_z

by Michael Schaeffer Omer-Man A pair of laws currently making their way through the United States Congress would impose criminal sanctions on Americans who support an economic boycott of Israel or its illegal West Bank settlements. The bill follows in the… Continue Reading  

Palestinian Prisoners’ Hunger Strike

carlos_latuff_cartoon_hunger_strike_for_palestine

by James J. Zogby One thousand five hundred Palestinian prisoners have been on a hunger strike for almost a week now. They are refusing sustenance in an effort to improve the deplorable conditions faced by the nearly 6,500 Palestinians who… Continue Reading  

Israel: Why “It’s Not Apartheid” Arguments Fail

640px-Tour.04.02.2012.b

by Dahlia Scheindlin In an impassioned New York Times op ed, Benjamin Pogrund lays down the best possible arguments for why Israel is not an apartheid state. He brings out the full arsenal: his personal experience as a South African. His… Continue Reading  

What Linda Sarsour Said

Media_&_The_Public_Trust_-_Pathways_to_Nonviolence_(28313654481)

by Mitchell Plitnick Palestinian-American activist Linda Sarsour has been in the spotlight quite a bit in recent weeks. Her role in organizing the anti-Trump Women’s March, which drew larger crowds than Donald Trump’s inauguration and mightily rankled the incoming president,… Continue Reading