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.
The US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel calls for an immediate halt to construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) on the sacred site of Mauna a Wākea (aka Mauna Kea), and to the violence the state of Hawai‘i, the University of Hawai‘i, and the National Guard are directing towards those […]Continue reading
The following article by Yumna Patel appeared originally in Mondoweiss on July 11, 2019. We republish it below as it illustrates the essential, ongoing denial of academic freedom, access and opportunities at the hands of Israeli apartheid and colonialism: It’s been two years since Haneen Adi, an English literature and writing teacher at Ramallah’s Birzeit […]Continue reading
In its ongoing assault on Palestinian rights, on June 22, 2019, the German state recently prohibited Palestinian journalist and writer Khaled Barakat from speaking at events in the country, in addition to banning him from engaging in any political activity, either directly (in person) or indirectly (via video). Barakat was scheduled to deliver a speech […]Continue reading
The US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel sent the following letter of protest to San Francisco State University (SFSU) against the cancellation of the Palestine Travel Abroad Trip, organized by the Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas (AMED) Project: To: CSU Chancellor Tim White: twhite@calstate. SFSU President Leslie Wong: email@example.com Provost […]Continue reading
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