• Statement on Islamophobic posters at SDSU and UCLA

    We strongly condemn the inflammatory and Islamophobic posters that appeared on the campus of San Diego State University (SDSU) on April 14, 2016 and at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) on April 15, 2016. While pro-Israel advocates have shamelessly adopted the tactic of equating criticism of Israel with anti-Semitism and smeared Students for Justice […]

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  • USACBI Statement on UC Regents Principles: Challenging Racism means Challenging Zionism

    On March 24, 2016, the University of California (UC) Board of Regents adopted a set of Principles against Intolerance, after several months of discussion, amendments, lobbying by Zionist organizations, and protests by Palestinian rights activists. The Principles are, in effect, Principles against Antisemitism, as they single out antisemitism in their consideration of discrimination, and relate […]

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  • Over 100 Writers Call on PEN American Center to Reject Israeli Government Sponsorship

    USACBI is an organizational signatory of this letter, hosted by Adalah NY: New York, NY, April 5, 2016 – In a letter made public today over 100 writers, including Pulitzer Prize winners Junot Díaz, Richard Ford, and Alice Walker, and award-winning author Louise Erdrich, have called on the PEN American Center “to reject support from the Embassy of Israel” for PEN’s annual World Voices […]

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  • Palestinian students launch national Right to Education tour

    This April, National Students for Justice in Palestine is organizing its second national speaking tour of Palestinian students with the Right to Education Campaign (R2E) at Birzeit University in the West Bank. For two weeks, students from across Palestine will meet and speak with college students and youth organizers about their experiences as students living under Israeli occupation and […]

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  • British artists and activists call on Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre to reject performance in Israel

    British artists and activists are demanding that Shakespeare’s Globe Theater cancel a recently announced performance of “Hamlet” at the Israeli Cameri Theatre in Tel Aviv on March 30. Text below is from Inminds and Artists for Palestine. Photos via Inminds.   On 25th March 2016 activists from Inminds human rights group protested outside Shakespeare’s Globe […]

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  • USACBI statement of solidarity with faculty and students under attack at CUNY

    On March 22nd, Distinguished Professor Sarah Schulman was summoned to testify before a Commission on Anti-Semitism at the City University of New York (CUNY). The Commission was hastily set up after the Zionist Organization of America submitted a letter containing a series of allegations of anti-Semitism at various CUNY campuses. Newspapers such as the New York […]

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  • Supporting the Palestinian Right to Education: An Appeal to Oral Historians to Boycott the December 2016 Hebrew University Oral History Conference

    Over the past several months, Israeli military forces entered Palestinian universities, fired live ammunition, and tear gassed and injured students. At Palestine Technical University- Kadoorie University in Tulkarem in the West Bank, the Israeli military invaded the campus and injured nine Palestinian students. Israeli soldiers also entered Birzeit University on January 11 and closed the […]

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  • Statement in solidarity with Professor Bill Mullen at Purdue University

    We, the undersigned, are deeply disturbed by the attempts to smear those advocating for Palestinians’ rights to racial equality and freedom from occupation with false charges of anti-Semitism. Professor Bill Mullen of Purdue University was recently the target of a vicious smear campaign that linked him to swastikas and anti-Semitic slurs found outside the American […]

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  • Audio: Sunaina Maira of USACBI on KPFA about academic boycott and repression of BDS

    Sunaina Maira of the Organizing Collective of the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel spoke with C.S. Soong for Against the Grain on KPFA, about USACBI’s work and campaigns, and repression of BDS activism in the US. She also discussed her chapter in Against Apartheid: The Case for Boycotting Israeli Universities, the […]

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  • USACBI Newsletter, February 2016

    USACBI Newsletter, February 2016 South Asian Studies Scholars’ Statement of Boycott of Academic Workshop at Hebrew University Letter in support of Professor Jasbir Puar regarding right-wing attacks on her recent talk at Vassar College Welcome back, Steven Salaita! Academic associations may join the academic boycott of Israel without losing their status as 501(c)(3) organization Academic Boycott […]

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