USACBI is a U.S. campaign focused on a boycott of Israeli academic and cultural institutions, responding to the call of Palestinian civil society to join the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement against Israel. We believe it is time to take a public, principled stance in support of equality, self-determination, human rights (including the right to education), and true democracy.

Join the campaign to boycott Study Abroad in Israel! 

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.

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    USACBI Organizing Collective member Cynthia Franklin collected the photos below to join the #BoycottPuma campaign during a series of events featuring Palestinian writer, Dr. Ramzy Baroud. USACBI supports the following call by Palestinian athletes and PACBI, the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel. See the full album of photos on Facebook: […]

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  • USACBI congratulates Prof. Rabab Abdulhadi on legal victory, calls on SFSU to respect demands

    The US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel congratulates Prof. Rabab Abdulhadi, her legal team and her community defense supporters for an important victory for all who struggle for Palestinian rights, especially on campus. The lawsuit against Prof. Abdulhadi and San Francisco State University filed by the Zionist Lawfare Project in an attempt to […]

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  • Susan Abulhawa’s statement to the Kalimat Palestinian Literature Festival

    After her denial of entry and forced deportation from her homeland, Palestine, by the Israeli colonial occupation, Susan Abulhawa issued the following public statement on social media. It is a moving, powerful document that should be shared widely. Statement to Kalimat Palestinian Literature Festival: I would like to express my deep gratitude to the Kalimat […]

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  • USACBI: Susan Abulhawa must be released now!

    The US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel denounces in the strongest terms the exclusion of renowned author and Palestinian rights defender Susan Abulhawa from occupied Palestine. Abulhawa, a member of the Organizing Collective of USACBI, the author of Mornings in Jenin and The Blue Between Sky and Water and the founder […]

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  • November 4, Berkeley: Voices for Palestine

    Sunday, 4 November 3:00 pm Eastwind Books of Berkeley 2066 University Ave Berkeley, CA Facebook: INTRODUCTION : Statement on Solidarity with Palestine Reverend Michael Yoshii – Buena Vista United Methodist Church Asian American/ Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander Statement on Solidarity with Palestine View Statement here: COMMENTARY : Hatem Bazian – Lecturer Asian American […]

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  • Video: Zionist Lawfare and the Boycott Movement – Building Solidarity and Resistance

    On October 21, the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel kicked off its national academic defense campaign with an event in San Francisco discussing the use of “lawfare” to attack anti-racist, progressive movements and the need to strategize to build solidarity in response. Watch the video online: Speakers are: Liz Jackson, […]

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