• 15 minutes of interruption at Bozar, 70 years of colonization in Palestine

    We are reprinting below, in English and the original French, a press release issued by BDS activists in Brussels who disrupted a performance of the Philadelphia Orchestra on Thursday, 24 May.  The disruption comes amid an ongoing and active campaign by Philly Don’t Orchestrate Apartheid, which has organized open letters, actions and a series of […]

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  • Salaita: Falsely accusing Palestinians of anti-Semitism is malicious

    The following post by USACBI Organizing Collective member Steven Salaita was reprinted from the original at Mondoweiss: Note: On May 18, Rabbi Jill Jacobs published an essay in the Washington Post purporting to distinguish between legitimate criticism of Israel and “anti-Semitism.”  In the essay, she posted two of my tweets to suggest that I am anti-Semitic [spoiler: I […]

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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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  • We are not Free until the Palestinians are Free: Boycott Study Abroad in Israel!

    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 ongoing international academic boycott of Israel by refusing participation in any way in Study Abroad programs there.  The academic boycott […]

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  • The Academy and the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement

    By Sunaina Maira, author of Boycott!: The Academy and Justice for Palestine, member of the Steering Committee of USACBI Republished from: https://www.ucpress.edu/blog/34543/the-academy-and-the-boycott-divestment-and-sanctions-movement/ On December 6, 2017, Donald Trump shocked the international community by unilaterally declaring that the U.S. had anointed Jerusalem the capital of Israel, a city illegally occupied by Israel since the 1967 war. The status of […]

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  • Federal Judge Will Dismiss “Lawfare” Suit Against SFSU and Professor Abdulhadi

    Contact: Liz Jackson, Palestine Legal, 510-206-6800, ljackson@palestinelegal.org David Spero, Jewish for Peace, 415-987-1401, david.media.jvp@gmail.com San Francisco, Nov. 8, 2017 – A federal judge said he will dismiss a frivolous lawsuit demanding the censorship of scholarship and activism on Palestine at San Francisco State University (SFSU). Professor Rabab Abdulhadi and SFSU argued that the suit was an attempt to compel the university to […]

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