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.
USACBI stands with New York University Ph.D. and highly-regarded professional journalist Steven Thrasher. Thrasher, who used to write a well-regarded column for the Guardian newspaper (U.S.) has come under attack by NYU President Andrew Hamilton and College of Liberal Arts Dean Philip Brian Harper for expressing strong support for the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions Movement against […]Continue reading
(New York, NY) By a majority vote, faculty in NYU’s Department of Social and Cultural Analysis have passed a resolution that pledges non-cooperation with the university’s study abroad program in Tel Aviv. Citing the obligation to uphold the university’s Policy of Ethical Conduct on non-discrimination and equal opportunity, the faculty declared non-cooperation with the program […]Continue reading
The US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI) sent the following letter to Pitzer College President Melvin Oliver, other senior officials, student leaders and faculty and staff at the college in support of the #SuspendPitzerHaifa campaign. The Pitzer students, faculty and staff voted overwhelmingly to suspend the college’s study abroad program […]Continue reading
The following is a collective statement released by international academic and cultural boycott of Israel (ACBI) organizations in response to the United States’ denial of entry to Omar Barghouti: The United States, a country where freedom of speech is supposedly guaranteed by the constitution, has banned Omar Barghouti from entering to fulfil a speaking tour. Omar Barghouti […]Continue reading
USACBI (the United States Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel) strongly condemns the recent denial of permission to travel to the United States to Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement leader Omar Barghouti. Barghouti was scheduled to speak at several U.S. venues, including a temple in Chicago, and to attend his daughter’s wedding, when […]Continue reading
The US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel encourages all supporters to sign on to the petition below in support of students, faculty and other community members at San Francisco State University (SFSU). In the latest incident of racism and Islamophobia on campus, a list of “religious holidays” was distributed to all […]Continue reading