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 scenes in Sheikh Jarrah, Jerusalem, Gaza, and throughout occupied Palestine ‘48 have driven home the point clearly to people around the world: The Israeli settler-colonial project is one of systematic, massive violence targeting the Palestinian people. As we mourn the at least 153 lives taken so far this past week throughout occupied Palestine and […]Continue reading
As we mark the 73rd anniversary of the Nakba, we, the undersigned, join together to reaffirm our commitment to the Palestinian people’s struggle for justice, return, and liberation. We commemorate the loss experienced by Palestinians in 1948 when hundreds of thousands of our people were forced into exile and saw their homes and villages stolen […]Continue reading
The US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel is republishing the following article, originally on Mondoweiss, by Palestinian scholar and activist Nada Elia: by Nada Elia When the COVID-19 pandemic first reached the United States a little over one year ago, grassroots organizers as well as many health providers, especially of color, […]Continue reading
On Tuesday, April 6, the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel hosted a webinar on “Weaponizing Anti-Semitism: IHRA and Ending the Palestine Exception.” Featured speakers at the event were Dima Khalidi of Palestine Legal, Prof. Richard Falk, Prof. Cornel West and composer Raymond Deane. Nura Bawab, a student at the University […]Continue reading
California Scholars for Academic Freedom (cs4af) sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, in response to Blinken’s comments that “the Biden Administration enthusiastically embraces the 2016 International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s Working Definition of Anti-Semitism, including its examples”. This academic-freedom-focused response may be useful to faculty and students struggling with anti-Palestinian repression and […]Continue reading
The following introduction and overview of the International Holocaust Remembrance Association (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism was developed by USACBI Organizing Collective members Terri Ginsberg, John King, Bill Mullen and Heike Schotten and presented by Heike Schotten at the USACBI webinar on this topic on April 6, 2021: Weaponizing Anti-Semitism: IHRA and Ending the Palestine Exception […]Continue reading