USACBI is a U.S. campaign focused on a boycott of Israeli academic and cultural institutions, responding to the call of Palestinian civil society to join the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement against Israel. We believe it is time to take a public, principled stance in support of equality, self-determination, human rights (including the right to education), and true democracy.

Join the campaign to boycott Study Abroad in Israel! 

The US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI) calls on all US faculty, administrators, students and staff to uphold the academic boycott of Israel by refusing participation in Study Abroad programs in Israel. The academic boycott of Israel has been called for by Palestinian scholars and students living under military occupation, siege, and in an apartheid state and whose rights to education are violated on a daily basis. To enroll, or participate in any way, in a Study Abroad program at an Israeli institution means ignoring if not perpetuating the ongoing violation of the academic--and, indeed, human--freedoms of Palestinians.

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  • “The End of Exclusivity” by Nada Elia

    USACBI Organizing Collective Nada Elia has published a new op-ed at Mondoweiss, in which she discusses the Great Return March and the ending framework of “exclusivity” that has governed discussion of Palestine in the West: “I believe the only unique aspect of the Palestine predicament is that it is a liberation struggle where criticizing the […]

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  • A Firsthand Account of Israel’s Siege on a Palestinian University

    Cynthia Franklin, Professor of English at the University of Hawai’i and a member of the Organizing Collective of USACBI, wrote for Truthout on May 2 about her experience with Israeli repression of Palestinian universities during a two-week residency at Al-Quds University in Abu Dis. She writes: “Those of us fortunate enough not to have Israel’s […]

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  • USACBI joins Rights Groups to tell Universities Across the U.S. to Stand Up For Students and Faculty Under Attack

    USACBI joined Palestine Legal and 13 national civil rights and social justice groups to write to 280 U.S. universities this week to demand that they take forceful action to protect free speech in response to targeted harassment by right-wing Israel advocacy groups. The letter describes the climate of suppression targeting students and faculty who are vocal supporters […]

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  • USACBI Condemns Israel’s Land Day Massacre

    The United States Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI) condemns the brutal premeditated massacre by the state of Israel of 17 unarmed Palestinians, and the injuring of more than 1,400 on March 30, 2018. Israeli Occupation Forces opened fire on thousands of non-violent residents of Gaza who had established peaceful encampments […]

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  • We Will not Study in Israel Until Palestinians Can Return: Boycott Study Abroad in Israel!

    We Will not Study in Israel Until Palestinians Can Return: Boycott Study Abroad in Israel!  Sign here to take the pledge. The US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI) calls on all US faculty, administrators, students and staff to uphold the academic boycott of Israel by refusing participation in Study Abroad programs […]

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  • USACBI Condemns Israel Litmus Tests for Faculty Speech

    It is no secret that campuses are the new battlefront in the war for public opinion on Palestine/Israel.  Just how much so has become very clear recently at the University of Houston, in Texas. Texas is one of more than 20 states that have passed anti-BDS legislation.  Although there are a few different versions of this legislation, in […]

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