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The Lawfare Project The Lawfare Project is a nonprofit legal think tank dedicated to countering the international lawfar Litigation and related costs are covered by the Fund.

The Lawfare Project is a nonprofit legal think tank based in New York City that mobilizes public officials, jurists, legal experts, and the media to counter the international lawfare phenomenon: the abuse of the law as a weapon of war against Western democracy. Through its Legal Fund, The Lawfare Project facilitates and finances offensive and defensive counter-lawfare actions regarding pressing is

sues that include, among others: fighting terrorist front organizations; bigoted and unlawful commercial discrimination based on ethnicity and national origin; and the perversion and misapplication of international and national human rights law against the United States and other democracies. Through its expert legal network of several hundred attorneys from around the globe, The Lawfare Project offers pro bono or reduced rate legal representation to lawfare victims.

12/07/2023
Richard A. Rosenbaum, executive chairman of Greenberg Traurig, one of the world’s largest law firms, spent a day in Isra...
12/07/2023

Richard A. Rosenbaum, executive chairman of Greenberg Traurig, one of the world’s largest law firms, spent a day in Israel visiting the firm’s Israeli office as a sign of support and solidarity.

We are proud to work with the firm and thankful for their support and solidarity! 👏

Since October 7th, we’ve received an unprecedented number of student and faculty reports about discrimination, harassmen...
12/07/2023

Since October 7th, we’ve received an unprecedented number of student and faculty reports about discrimination, harassment, and Jew-hatred on college campus. We are seeking to raise 2 million dollars to help fund legal cases to provide support and justice for those who need it right now.

Whether it be a little or a lot, give the gift of justice and support Jewish rights on campus by donating to The Lawfare Project. Together we can make a difference!

www.thelawfareproject.org

12/07/2023

Jew-hatred has exploded on college campuses in the US and Canada, especially after the October 7 attacks. Now more than ever, we need to support Jewish students on campus and push back against the hate.

Your mission will be to identify, recruit, and help shape students on campus ready to pick up the mantle of leadership and be active in the movement. Among other things, you will recruit Fellows for our Campus Fellows program throughout the US and Canada, provide activism training and guidance, help them organize events on campus and in their community, and help develop the successful strategies that will in our lifetime!

To apply, please e-mail [email protected], tell us why you’re a good fit, and include your resume!

12/07/2023

Oct 7th was a watershed moment. No more pretending than anti-Zionism is not antisemitism. The evidence is out on the streets for you to see, plain and clear. What we see is violence against Jews. What we see is vulgar bigotry and discrimination targeting Jews. What we see is denial of Jewish indigenous rights, Jewish history, Jewish culture, and Jewish identity. Anti-Zionism is Jew-hatred, and we rejected it as we reject every other form of racism and bigotry.

12/01/2023

“Antisemitism has no place in any civil society, especially the United States. Not now, not ever.”

We appreciate Chairwoman Foxx’s leadership and commitment to extinguishing Jew-hatred, and support meaningful initiatives to bring greater transparency and accountability to our college campuses, including when it comes to foreign influence.



https://youtu.be/STMbLP6rcZc?si=ygsRbP47ImPf6ay_

“Antisemitism has no place in any civil society, especially the United States. Not now, not ever.” We appreciate Chairwo...
12/01/2023

“Antisemitism has no place in any civil society, especially the United States. Not now, not ever.”

We appreciate Chairwoman Foxx’s leadership and commitment to extinguishing Jew-hatred, and support meaningful initiatives to bring greater transparency and accountability to our college campuses, including when it comes to foreign influence.



The rise of antisemitism on college campuses is disturbing and threatening to Jewish students, faculty, and staff. Chairwoman of the House Education and the ...

The Lawfare Project provides pro bono legal services to protect the civil and human rights of the Jewish people worldwid...
11/29/2023

The Lawfare Project provides pro bono legal services to protect the civil and human rights of the Jewish people worldwide.

Your support and efforts to join our mission is paramount in the fight to . Thank you for being a part of our community!

www.thelawfareproject.org

11/27/2023
When campus complaints of antisemitism soared after the Oct. 7 attack by Hamas on Israel, Jonathan Karten’s (previously ...
11/23/2023

When campus complaints of antisemitism soared after the Oct. 7 attack by Hamas on Israel, Jonathan Karten’s (previously undergraduate who filed complaints four years ago) lawyers urged the department to act. This month, Karten got some measure of vindication when the Education Department announced that it opened Title VI probes of possible discrimination based on antisemitism or Islamophobia at Columbia, Cornell, University of Pennsylvania, Wellesley College, Cooper Union, Lafayette College and University of Tampa.

“What we’ve seen since October 7 might not have happened had the department investigated this three years ago,” says Karten’s attorney Gerard Filitti of the Lawfare Project.

Filitti prodded the Education Department again to act in an Oct. 31 letter, saying Karten’s complaint “mirrors and even foreshadows events currently occurring at Columbia.” The website for the department’s Office of Civil Rights indicates that it opened two probes in mid-November of discrimination involving shared ancestry at Columbia. The university confirmed in a Nov. 20 letter to Filitti that it’s investigating Karten’s complaint.

Since the Hamas-Israel war began, alumni and students have criticized leadership at college campuses including Harvard, the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia over incidents of antisemitism. Each of the schools has created antisemitism task forces.

Filitti said he would like Columbia to adopt policies to ensure that the kind of discrimination that Karten and others faced doesn’t occur again. If those policies are violated, Columbia should discipline students who engage in harassment and remove from campus student organizations that engage in systemic discrimination and targeting of minority Jewish students.

https://news.bloomberglaw.com/us-law-week/columbia-antisemitism-probe-comes-four-years-after-complaint

11/23/2023
11/23/2023

Mahmoud Musa, one of the perpetrators who assaulted Joey Borgen in 2021 in a hate crime motivated by Jew-hatred, was just sentenced to seven years in prison. The movement is proud to have stood by Joey’s side, passionately the past two years rallying and empowering the New York Jewish community to demand the Criminal Court imposes consequences against Jew hatred, while advocating for justice for Joey Borgen.Today, justice has finally been served!

11/12/2023

This is how we FINALLY start to on campus:

University is suspending Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) as official student groups through the end of the fall term. This decision was made after the two groups repeatedly violated University policies related to holding campus events, culminating in an unauthorized event Thursday afternoon that proceeded despite warnings and included threatening rhetoric and intimidation.

Suspension means the two groups will not be eligible to hold events on campus or receive University funding. Lifting the suspension will be contingent on the two groups demonstrating a commitment to compliance with University policies and engaging in consultations at a group leadership level with University officials.

Like all student groups, SJP and JVP are required to abide by University policies and procedures. This ensures both the safety of our community and that core University activities can be conducted without disruption. During this especially charged time on our campus, we are strongly committed to giving space to student groups to participate in debate, advocacy, and protest. This relies on community members abiding by the rules and cooperating with University administrators who have a duty to ensure the safety of everyone in our community.

Gerald Rosberg
Senior Executive Vice President of the University and Chair, Special Committee on Campus Safety

11/10/2023

Join the movement in Washington D.C. for one of the largest Israel advocacy events on November 14th, at the National Mall. The time to stand together is now. Be a part of the historic event in Washington to support Israel and the Jewish community. Together we are stronger. United we will make a difference.

More details to follow.

Earlier this week, it was reported that Nasr Hussain, a candidate running for the Hamtramck City Council in Michigan, qu...
11/10/2023

Earlier this week, it was reported that Nasr Hussain, a candidate running for the Hamtramck City Council in Michigan, questioned whether the Holocaust served as "advance punishment" for Israel's "savagery" in the ongoing war. He also likened Israelis to "the N***s themselves."

"Racist celebration of terrorist barbarism should be a complete bar to holding public office of any sort, whether it’s on the zoning board of appeals or city council. Nasr Hussain’s vile remarks, shamelessly posted for all to see, reflect the worst kind of bigotry and intolerance and speak to the urgent need for Muslim faith leaders across the country to publicly condemn this Jew hatred and stand in solidarity with the Jewish community. Their silence feeds into the cycle of violence we are currently seeing and cannot be allowed to go unchallenged in a democratic society that values the civil rights of all minority groups.” - Brooke Goldstein

https://www.foxnews.com/us/antisemitic-protests-across-us-bear-striking-resemblance-to-social-justice-movements-experts

11/07/2023

Paul Kessler, 69, was fatally punched by a protester during a protest near Los Angeles he passed away yesterday. We demand Justice for Paul.

We cannot remain silent when Jews are murdered in the street. We will not be satisfied by inaction or vague assurances. We expect a speedy arrest and vigorous prosecution to the full extent of the law. We expect action to prevent this kind of hate-fueled homicide.

The Lawfare Project, the foremost organization focused on upholding the civil rights of the Jewish people through impact...
11/07/2023

The Lawfare Project, the foremost organization focused on upholding the civil rights of the Jewish people through impact litigation, announces the formation of a Legal War Room. This Solidarity Campaign aims to bring unity and organization to the various lawyers, law firms and civic organizations willing to fight for justice for the Jewish people.

Under the guidance of The Lawfare Project’s attorneys, who have long and significant experience in successfully advocating for, and litigating on behalf of the Jewish community world-wide, The Lawfare Project’s Legal War Room facilitates meaningful collaboration among an international network of more than 600 lawyers and dozens of law firms, as well as among numerous campus groups and the many organizations and activists that comprise the grassroots civil rights movement.

On October 7, the world changed following the unprecedented terrorist violence by Hamas against Israeli civilians. The widespread and relentless attacks on the global Jewish community that have followed, have been traumatic but have also awakened a new sense of urgency to unify and combat Jew-hatred. Nowhere is this more urgent than on college campuses.

The struggle for justice needs cooperation and meaningful collaboration of the sort that The Lawfare Project has long been engaged in over the thirteen years since its inception. Protecting and upholding the civil rights of the Jewish community has been our moral imperative.

Since the start of the Israel-Hamas war, Lawfare Project attorneys have fielded hundreds of calls and emails from members of the Jewish community, including students and professors at major universities and colleges, who have been targeted with antisemitism, including violent physical attacks. Many of these students and professors have retained The Lawfare Project, which is currently evaluating legal action on their behalf. The Lawfare Project’s Legal War Room is currently focused on multiple colleges across the country, and on implementing systemic change through comprehensive civil rights strategies, including litigation.

www.thelawfareproject.org

11/07/2023

Stand with Jewish Students at Georgetown University!

November 8th at 6PM at 600 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

Join us at Georgetown University, across from McDonough Hall, and demand Dean William M. Treanor and President John J. DeGioia to condemn Hamas’ atrocities, to speak out about the kidnapped victims, and take appropriate action to support the safety of Jewish students on campus!

“My office has launched an investigation into the nonprofit American Muslims for Palestine for fundraising without prope...
11/01/2023

“My office has launched an investigation into the nonprofit American Muslims for Palestine for fundraising without proper registration and for potentially violating Virginia's charitable solicitation laws, including benefitting or providing support to terrorist organizations.” -
Attorney General of Virginia Jason S. Miyares

THIS.

We need more state Attorneys General to investigate whether the groups that traffic in Jew-hatred also traffic in material support to terrorist organizations. We also need this to be a priority at the Department of Justice.

We are under attack like never before. Not just civilians in Israel. Not just Jews in America. All of us. We are facing a well-organized, well-funded, and relentless campaign designed to deprive us of everything we hold dear - our values, our civil rights, and even our lives.

See the official statement, and demand action from our state and federal governments to once and for all address the terrorists among us.

https://www.oag.state.va.us/media-center/news-releases/2630-october-31-2023-attorney-generals-office-opens-investigation-into-american-muslims-for-palestine-nonprofit

10/31/2023

On Sept. 18, the Daily Pennsylvanian reported that Refaat Alareer was set to participate in the Palestine Writes Literature Festival at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) later that month, noting that in 2018 the writer tweeted, “Are most Jews evil? Of course they are.” UPenn donor Ron Lauder effectively withdrew his financial support from the Ivy League school after issuing a letter to President Liz Magill in which he criticized the institution for not addressing antisemitism on campus.

Now, October 29th, 2023, we see Alareer's true antisemitic colors showing again by making a disgusting comment about the brutal murder of an innocent infant. UPenn as an institution has clearly failed to stand up against terrorism and advocate for the safety of the Jewish community on campus.

https://www.campusreform.org/article?id=24292

10/30/2023

NY1's Rebecca Greenberg has more.

Cooper Union student Taylor Roslyn Lent and The Lawfare Project senior counsel Gerard Filitti sit down with  to reflect ...
10/30/2023

Cooper Union student Taylor Roslyn Lent and The Lawfare Project senior counsel Gerard Filitti sit down with to reflect on the horrific incident at Cooper Union that left Jewish students feeling shaken and unsafe.

We need to impose consequences to deter future bad acts targeting Jewish students - and we must implement meaningful changes to assure that Jewish students - that all students - are safe and can study in an atmosphere free of hostility, naked aggression, and violence.

No student should feel unsafe and unprotected on campus.

Cooper Union student Taylor Roslyn Lent and The Lawfare Project senior counsel Gerard Filitti reflect on the protest on 'The Story.'

A Melbourne school principal has resigned, a month after the Federal Court found Jewish students suffered discrimination...
10/27/2023

A Melbourne school principal has resigned, a month after the Federal Court found Jewish students suffered discrimination and bullying under his watch, leading to a $435,000 compensation payout. The Lawfare Project, which supported this lawsuit, demanded his termination.

Parents from Brighton Secondary College were on Monday sent emails from Victoria's Department of Education, confirming Richard Minack had "relinquished his position as principal".

Justice Debbie Mortimer in her September 14 ruling, said Minack failed to punish students who drew N**i symbols or properly deter anti-Semitic behaviour between 2015 and 2020. Mr Minack and the State of Victoria breached the Racial Discrimination Act, after five former students launched legal action and took the case to trial.

In a sweeping victory, the Federal Court of Australia ruled in favor of the former students and ordered nearly AUD $436,000 in damages and $130,000 for costs to be paid, as well as an apology by the State of Victoria.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-10-23/brighton-secondary-college-principal-resigns-after-federal-court/103011874

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