Tracking Lawfare

FMEP’s research and documentation on the campaign to exploit U.S. laws and courts to quash American activism for Palestinian rights.

What is “lawfare”?

Lawfare seeks to exploit U.S. laws and courts to quash criticism and activism challenging Israeli policies, to delegitimize Palestinian organizations and the Palestinian cause, and to undermine and even criminalize support for and/or solidarity with the Palestinian people. FMEP President Lara Friedman has been researching and documenting lawfare efforts related to Israel-Palestine for years. Read her overview of this phenomenon in The University of the Pacific Law Review or dig into the results of her research—in the form of regularly updated databases, reports, analyses, and op-eds—below.


Research Data

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Commentary & Analysis