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 (USACBI) expresses its strongest support for the Black and other oppressed communities, organizations, and movements that have taken to the streets to demand justice and accountability in the wake of the ongoing and pervasive criminalization, hyper-incarceration, and state murder of Black persons in the […]Continue reading
The following statement was published today by the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI). USACBI is an initial signatory of this statement along with many groups and organizations from around the world. Add your name here We, the undersigned Palestinian rights organizations, filmmakers, other artists and cultural organizations call on Tribeca Enterprises to […]Continue reading
The US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel extends its warmest congratulations to Rabab Abdulhadi, Palestinian scholar-activist and longtime USACBI Organizing Collective member who has consistently resisted racism, oppression and all forms of attacks aimed at suppressing her work and Palestinian expression as a whole. The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) […]Continue reading
Prominent scientists and academics have released a new petition urging the immediate release of detained Palestinian-American researcher Ubai Aboudi, the executive director of the Bisan Center for Research and Development. Noam Chomsky and Nobel Prize winner George Smith are among the signatories to the petition, launched by Scientists for Palestine. Ubai was abducted from his home the night of […]Continue reading
The new book, Enforcing Silence: Academic Freedom, Palestine and the Criticism of Israel, edited by David Landy, Ronit Lentin and Conor McCarthy, was published on May 15, 2020 and is available for print and e-book order at Zed Books. The book situates the academic boycott of Israel in the broader context of academic freedom, and includes […]Continue reading
Open Letter to Point Park University President Paul Hennigan: The US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI) Organizing Collective writes in response to your recent Op-Ed in the Pittsburg Jewish Chronicle, where you assert Point Park University’s principled opposition to all forms of discrimination, including antisemitism, which you uncritically state “includes […]Continue reading