• 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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  • USACBI Statement on Refugees

                   USACBI unconditionally condemns Israel’s recent efforts to deport African refugees as a further violation of its commitments under international law. Since signing the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees in 1954, Israel has only recognized some 200 refugees—an appalling record, and by far the lowest number of any industrialized nation. Over that […]

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  • Open letter re Freie Universtät’s decision to cancel Professor Lila Sharif’s lecture on Palestine

    Dear Professor Dr. Peter-André Alt and Professor Dr. Gudrun Krämer: As members of the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI), we write to protest the Freie Universtät’s recent decision to cancel Professor Lila Sharif’s lecture “Olive Insurrections: Palestinian Survival in a Vanishing Landscape.” This talk was scheduled to take place […]

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  • USACBI condemns Book Culture’s appalling statement re Palestinian human rights

    Book Culture’s statement distancing itself from politics and books related to justice in Palestine because of pressure from the rabbis at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue (SWFS), which bills itself as “a beacon of progressive Jewish thought”, is an appalling development for a bookstore whose mission is “to represent as widely as we can the diverse […]

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  • Rohingya

    USACBI condemns unequivocally the ongoing ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya

    USACBI condemns unequivocally the ongoing ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya, a predominantly Muslim ethnic group in majority-Buddhist Myanmar. The numbers of Rohingya who have been forced to flee to neighboring Bangladesh now approaches 300,000.  We condemn in particular the Burmese military’s involvement in the planning and execution of this campaign, which now amounts to deliberate […]

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  • Open Letter to Pharrell Williams:   “Please cancel your concert in Tel Aviv, Palestine’s children deserve Freedom”

    Mr. Williams, the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI) joins the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions South Africa group (BDS SA) in urging you to cancel your scheduled concert in Tel Aviv, Israel in September 2015. Mr. Williams, we applaud the assertion in your latest track, “Freedom,” that “I don’t care […]

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