• USACBI Statement on Steven Salaita’s Legal Settlement with UIUC

    USACBI stands in solidarity with Professor Steven Salaita in his legal settlement with the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.   Last week, the University agreed to pay Salaita a reported total of $875,000. As was widely reported, UIUC fired Salaita in 2014 after he made comments on his personal Twitter account critical of Israel’s massacre of more […]

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  • New Video: Prominent artists call for cultural boycott of Israel

    Adalah-NY, the New York Campaign for the Boycott of Israel, launched a new video highlighting Amplify Palestine, its new cultural boycott campaign based in New York City. The video features eight artists with ties to New York supporting the cultural boycott of Israel. The video features actor Kathleen Chalfant; musician Roger Waters, a founding member […]

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  • November 18, NYC: Against Apartheid – The Case for Boycotting Israeli Universities

    Against Apartheid: The Case for Boycotting Israeli Universities: Book release and discussion at 7:00 p.m. at The CUNY Graduate Center (365 5th Ave), room C201.  As the debate about BDS continues nationally and within CUNY, please join Ashley Dawson, Bill V. Mullen, Nerdeen Mohsen and Radhika Sainath for a vital discussion on the importance–and challenges–of boycotting […]

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  • USACBI’s academic defense committee produces template letters to defend faculty and students under attack

    USACBI’s Academic Defense Committee, committed to the defense of scholars, students, staff members, and campus groups who face censorship and backlash for their solidarity with Palestine and engagement with BDS activism, has released two new letters to help groups and individuals support faculty and students under attack. The template letters, for use in writing to defend […]

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  • USACBI: 10th anniversary of BDS and the struggle for decolonization of Palestine today

    The end of 2015 marks the completion of the 10 year anniversary of the Palestinian call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions on Israel. Launched to raise the level of international action against the violent and illegal Israeli colonization and occupation of Palestine in an effort to end it, BDS has won a steady stream of […]

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  • Brazilian star Caetano Veloso announces he will never go back to Israel

    From the Palestinian Boycott National Committee: After performing in Tel Aviv, in defiance of Palestinian appeals not to help Israel use his name to cover up its regime of oppression, Caetano Veloso has now concluded that he will “never go back” to Israel. In an article entitled, “To visit Israel to never go back to […]

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  • National Women’s Studies Association to consider BDS resolution at upcoming conference

    The National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) will consider the following resolution, developed by Feminists for Justice in Palestine, at its upcoming convention, November 12-15 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which aims to bring the NWSA among the academic associations that have officially endorsed the call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel. In the lead-up to the […]

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  • Irish scholars affirm academic boycott of Israel

    The following letter, by a number of Irish academics, was published in the Irish Times on November 4, 2015: Sir, – As scholars associated with Irish institutions of higher education, north and south, we are deeply disturbed by Israel’s ongoing illegal occupation of Palestinian land, the intolerable human rights violations that it inflicts on all […]

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  • PACBI: An open letter to J.K. Rowling from occupied Palestine: Don’t lend your name to Apartheid

    The following letter was issued by the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI): The BDS Campaign is a nonviolent, morally consistent strategy to hold Israel accountable for its violations of International law. Occupied Palestine October 30, 2015 Dear J. K. Rowling, We were disappointed to see your name on the […]

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  • Hundreds of UK academics sign “Commitment for Palestine,” publish Guardian ad affirming academic boycott of Israel

    “We will not work with Israel’s universities” say 500 UK academics. View the website of these academics at http://commitment4p.com/ In an unprecedented statement university teachers say they will not do business with Israel’s university system. Professors and lecturers, Fellows of the Royal Society and Fellows of the British Academy say they will not visit Israel’s universities. Academics […]

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