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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  • Faculty Advisory from Palestine Legal: Letters of Recommendation for Israeli Universities

    The following faculty advisory is republished from our colleagues at Palestine Legal: Recent campaigns against a professor and a graduate student at the University of Michigan over their refusal to assist Israeli universities in screening applicants via letters of recommendation have sparked questions from academics who support universal freedom and equality. Over 1,400 academics from […]

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  • October 24, NYC: The Assault on the Right to Boycott

    Wednesday, October 24 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Kimmel Center 802 New York University J. Kehaulani Kauanui (Wesleyan), Maria LaHood (Center for Constitutional Rights), Jasbir Puar (Rutgers), Radihika Sainath (Palestine Legal), Lisa Duggan (NYU), and moderator Andrew Ross (NYU). The right to boycott has a long and significant history among American dissidents. It is exercised […]

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  • Stand together against Kenneth Marcus’ attacks on student and faculty rights

    We the undersigned stand against the efforts of Kenneth Marcus, Trump’s appointed head of the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Education, to suppress the free speech and academic freedom of students and faculty who support Palestinian rights. Universities should be a place where professors are free to teach and express […]

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  • Defend academic freedom and the right to boycott: Support Lucy Peterson and John Cheney-Lippold

    Sign the support petition online! Visit https://www.change.org/p/elizabeth-cole-defend-lucy-peterson-john-cheney-lippold-support-academic-freedom-right-to-boycott The US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI) expresses its support and solidarity with two academics at the University of Michigan (UM) John Cheney-Lippold (a tenured American and digital studies associate professor) and Lucy Peterson (a vulnerable graduate student instructor), both of whom have refused […]

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  • Tell Ballet BC – Don’t Dance on the Ruins of Palestinian Childhood

    Please take action: Sign the Petition and call on Ballet BC in Canada to cancel planned performances in Israel! An Open Letter to Ballet BC regarding their Performances in Israel By Marion Kawas – republished from the Canada Palestine Association October 2, 2018 John Clark, Executive Director executivedirector@balletbc.com Dear Mr. Clark: As a young child, my mother […]

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  • October 21, SF: Zionist Lawfare and the Boycott Movement – Solidarity and Resistance

    Sunday, October 21 3:00 pm 518 Valencia St San Francisco, CA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/252281192096789/ Join us on Sunday, October 21 at 3pm at 518 Valencia for, Zionist Lawfare and the Boycott Movement: Solidarity and Resistance in the Trump Era. This event will focus on attacks on the BDS movement, specifically academic boycotts, including the recent lawsuit […]

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