Noura Erakat is a human rights attorney and writer. She is currently the Freedman Teaching Fellow at Temple Law School and the US-based Legal Advocacy Consultant for the Badil Resource Center for Palestinian Refugee and Residency Rights. Noura is a frquent commentator on the Palestinian-Israel conflict, US Middle East foreign policy, and international human rights in the Middle East. She has lived and worked throughout the Middle East including as part of a legal fact-finding delegation to the Gaza Strip in the aftermath of Israel’s Winter 2008/09 offensive and spent the Spring 2010 academic semester in Beirut, Lebanon as a Visiting Scholar at the American University in Beirut.  She holds a BA and JD from UC Berkeley and a LLM in National Security from the Georgetown University Law Center. She has published extensively on the laws of war and human rights law in academic law journals. Noura has also appeared on Fox’s “The O’ Reilly Factor,” NBC’s “Politically Incorrect,” MSNBC’s “Up With Chris Hayes”. Her publications have been featured on Foreign Policy, Al Jazeerea, the, The Interdependent, and the Huffington Post. 

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