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.
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
The US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel deplores Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley’s vote in favor of H.Res. 246, which condemns the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement seeking to hold Israel accountable for its numerous violations of international law and the human rights of the Palestinian people. We are particularly disturbed that […]Continue reading
Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu Fax: +972-2-566-4838 firstname.lastname@example.org Minister of Justice Ayelet Shaked Fax: +972-2-628-5438 email@example.com Minister of the Interior Aryeh Machluf Deri Fax: +972-2-670-3733 firstname.lastname@example.org Minister of Education Naftali Bennett Chairman, Council for Higher Education of Israel Fax: +972-2-649-6011 email@example.com Ambassador David Melech Friedman U.S. Ambassador to Israel Fax: +972-2-624-2560 Prime Minister, Ministers, and Ambassador: […]Continue reading