On March 19, letter writer Noor Fawzy called on our Florida politicians to uphold our Constitution rather than restrict activists from organizing boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movements to promote human rights in Palestine.
Three days later, Connie Goldstein responded with a letter attacking both Fawzy and Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), which campaigns for freedom and human rights for Palestinians. But she totally mischaracterized SJP, which I have found to be made up of courageous students who are willing to stand up for justice. They nonviolently advocate for an end to the brutal Israeli occupation of Palestinian land. And I agree with Fawzy that politicians are wrong to legislate against the nonviolent BDS movement.