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.
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 U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel stands with the American Studies Association in celebrating the dismissal by a District of Columbia Superior Court of a spurious lawsuit targeting the ASA membership’s 2013 vote to boycott Israeli Universities. The ruling finding that this was a SLAPP suit–or a strategic lawsuit against […]Continue reading
Please sign on to the following USACBI letter in support of Dr. Lara Sheehi, to be sent to George Washington University. Dr. Sheehi has been subjected to anti-Palestinian attacks and lawfare by StandWithUs, and this letter urges the GWU administration to take action to protect her academic freedom. Click here to sign on: https://bit.ly/sheehisupport. ** […]Continue reading
The US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI) warmly congratulates Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi, USACBI advisory board member and co-founder, on her receipt of the Jere L. Bacharach Service Award of the Middle East Studies Association. We are sharing a statement below released by her supporters: We write as Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi’s […]Continue reading
The US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel sent the letter below (Download PDF) to Cornell University officials, to demand that Cornell publicly condemn the harassment of Prof. Samia Henni, Assistant Professor in History of Architecture and Urban Development. A renowned scholar, Prof. Henni has been subjected to repeated online harassment and […]Continue reading
The United States Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel condemns the Dutch government for deporting USACBI collective member Charlotte Kates and Palestinian revolutionary Khaled Barakat: https://samidoun.net/2022/10/eu-complicity-with-israel-in-attack-on-march-of-return-and-the-diaspora/ Kates, a member of the Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network and Barakat, a founder of the Palestinian Revolutionary Alternative Path Movement, were prevented from entering the […]Continue reading
The US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI) sent the letter below to President Ari Berman of Yeshiva University, in protest of the university’s censorship of a lecture by Prof. Rabab Abdulhadi organized by a student group on campus. As noted in the letter, “Cardozo is obliged to respect and welcome […]Continue reading