Assault of Jewish student at Temple University

Daniel Vessal, a pro-Israel Jewish student at Temple University, was physically assaulted by a supporter of the Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) when Vessal approached SJP’s table at a campus club fair and inquired about some of its positions. The Lawfare Project secured a team of three attorneys to provide pro bono assistance to Vessal in filing criminal charges.

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Columbia University Students Supporting Israel (SSI) event

The Columbia University chapter of Students Supporting Israel (SSI) became aware that anti-Israel students and student groups intended to attend and disrupt an event. The Lawfare Project advised SSI and assisted in drafting a contract, to be signed by all event attendees, by which attendees would commit to peaceful and respectful behavior during the event and acknowledge that disruptive behavior would be met with disciplinary actions. The event proceeded without disruption.

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Flotilla fundraiser at Rutgers University

An extremist student group at Rutgers University hosted a fundraising event for the flotilla movement in Turkey, the goal of which is to break the Israeli naval blockade of Gaza and provide support to the designated foreign terrorist organization Hamas. Several thousand dollars were raised and held in a school account prior to their intended release to flotilla participants.

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