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 following post is republished here from Palestine Legal. USACBI fully supports our Organizing Collective member, Dr. Rima Najjar, in her lawsuit against online question site Quora, pursuing justice and challenging unlawful anti-Palestinian discrimination: Lawsuit: Quora Discriminates Against Palestinian Professor January 09, 2020 The popular question-and-answer site Quora is facing a lawsuit over its censorship […]Continue reading
The US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI) joins the large chorus of individuals and organizations denouncing President Trump’s December 11, 2019 Executive Order stifling speech and activism critical of Israel on US campuses. This executive order presents a disturbing escalation of the Trump administration’s campaign to shut down criticism of […]Continue reading
In yet another outrageous assault on academic life in Palestine, the Israeli military raided the home of Birzeit University (BZU) professor Widad Barghouti at dawn on September 1, 2019. Israeli occupation forces arrested Barghouti, who teaches media studies at BZU, just hours after her son Carmel was detained at a military checkpoint while returning from […]Continue reading
Members of the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) introduced a resolution calling for the boycott of complicit Israeli academic institutions at its annual meeting in New York City this past week. The resolution, entitled A Resolution in Solidarity with Our Palestinian Academic Colleagues, sought to foster support for our Palestinian academic colleagues, […]Continue reading
“Palestinian Universities Demand Israel Respect Their Rights” By David Palumbo-Liu August 11, 2019 … It is precisely this lack of parallels that indicates the dramatically uneven situation for Palestinians — in terms not only of education, but all aspects of everyday life. When people try to shine a light on these conditions, they too are […]Continue reading
I Said No to a Netflix Series Audition Because I Support Palestinian Rights by David Clennon, Truthout [August 7, 2019 ] I have supported the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel since the 2014 Israeli War on Gaza. (That astonishing display of high- and low-tech cruelty, I believe, opened the eyes of many Americans.) The […]Continue reading