Palestine Subcommittee

The NLG Palestine Subcommittee advocates for justice in Palestine, organizes delegations, provides legal support to Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movements, works to support Palestinian political prisoners, and works to implement Palestinian rights. 

Archives of Palestine Subcommittee activities and materials, 2006-2014

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Email: Audrey Bomse

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Palestine Subcommittee Updates

  • NLG denounces Trump’s declaration on Jerusalem, urges freedom for detained Palestinian lawyers

    Please note: As of Monday, 11 December, the three lawyers were released after one week in interrogation. The National Lawyers Guild expresses its strongest condemnation of the latest illegal and dangerous declaration of U.S President Donald Trump purporting to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the Israeli state. This move seeks to legitimize occupation and […]

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  • NLG IC letter to US State Department on Gaza electricity crisis

    The National Lawyers Guild International Committee sent the following letter to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, urging action in response to the humanitarian crisis for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip created by the siege on Gaza and the ongoing electricity crisis caused by punitive actions by Israel, the Occupying Power, as well as by […]

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  • Maryland organizations protest anti-BDS executive order

    Both the Maryland and DC chapters of the National Lawyers Guild signed on to a letter to Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, in response to him signing a new anti-BDS executive order that attempts to sanction the growing movement for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel over its violations of Palestinian human rights. The executive order […]

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  • NLG International denounces U.S. withdrawal from UNESCO

    The National Lawyers Guild International Committee denounces in the strongest terms the actions of United States President Donald Trump in withdrawing from UNESCO—the United Nations Economic, Scientific and Cultural Organization. The withdrawal of the United States from UNESCO in an attempt to suppress and delegitimize global support for the protection of Palestinian culture is an […]

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  • October 21, Minneapolis – Parallel Liberation Struggles: Lessons in Resistance

    Saturday, Oct. 21 10:00 am – 5:00 pm University of Minnesota, Keller Hall Room 3-201 200 Union Street SE Minneapolis, MN Facebook: Registration: 9:30 am, Lunch provided People under oppression suffer from three types of violence (Johan Galtung): Structural violence, direct violence, cultural violence, as in Genocide, Apartheid and Ethnic Cleansing (Raphael Lemkin) Join […]

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  • Palestinian human rights defender Issa Amro imprisoned by Palestinian Authority

    The National Lawyers Guild is part of the campaign to free Issa Amro, a Palestinian human rights defender active with Youth Against Settlements (YAS) in Hebron. He is facing 18 charges by an Israeli military court for participating in and leading popular demonstrations against the settlements. However, on September 4, Issa was arrested by the […]

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  • National Lawyers Guild International Statement in Support of Palestinian Professor Rabab Abdulhadi

    Prof. Rabab Abdulhadi of San Francisco State University (SFSU), along with several campus administrators, is named as a defendant in a lawsuit filed by the Lawfare Project on June 19, 2017. The lawsuit makes the unsubstantiated claim that the SFSU College of Ethnic Studies, created as the result of the 1968 student strike and which […]

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  • NLG and partners issue letter to Congress against Israel Anti-Boycott Act

    The National Lawyers Guild has joined with legal and human rights organizations across the US in opposition to the Israel Anti-Boycott Act (S. 720 and H.R. 1697). The Act has received press attention and criticism from an array of civil rights and legal organizations because of its unconstitutional bans and criminal penalties for political speech, […]

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  • Open Letter to U.N. Secretary-General on Palestinian prisoners’ hunger strike

    The National Lawyers Guild joined the Center for Constitutional Rights, International Association of Democratic Lawyers, International Federation for Human Rights and Palestine Legal to write an open letter to the UN Secretary General, António Guterres, on the 37th day of a hunger strike by Palestinians in Israeli prison. The letter urged the UN to call […]

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  • 5 things you can do RIGHT NOW to support Palestinian hunger strikers!

    National Lawyers Guild, International  joins USPCN Call for a Week of Action in support of 1500 Palestinian political prisoners entering their 37th day on hunger strike! As the over 1,500 Palestinian political prisoners enter their 37th day on hunger strike, the risks to their health are increasingly grave, so urgent actions in solidarity are of critical importance.  […]

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