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 letter by Students for Justice in Palestine-West and the Palestinian Youth Movement is fully supported by USACBI. SJP-West and the Palestinian Youth Movement issued this letter in response to requests for feedback for the University of California’s Task Force on Universitywide Policing. Dear Presidential Task Force for Universitywide Policing, We hope this letter […]Continue reading
USACBI reiterates its support for Marc Lamont Hill and we stand by his principled critique of Israeli settler-colonialism and occupation of historic Palestine. Since 1977 the United Nations has hosted an International Day of Solidarity with Palestinians, an occasion passed by Resolution 181 of the General Assembly, in place since 1947. The occasion for Hill’s […]Continue reading
On Nov. 28th, at an event marking the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, Professor Marc Lamont Hill gave a speech at the United Nations. In it, he criticized the Israeli state’s apartheid politics and military occupation and called for boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) against Israel. During this speech, he called for […]Continue reading
USACBI applauds the Pitzer College faculty’s precedent-setting vote to suspend their Study Abroad program at Haifa University. Earlier this year, USACBI launched a national campaign demanding the end of Study Abroad collaborations with Israeli universities on US campuses. The Pitzer faculty vote is fully in accord with this campaign. Together with their insistence that the Pitzer President and Board of Regents implement students’ divestment resolution, their decisive […]Continue reading
USACBI condemns CNN’s decision to cut ties with Dr Marc Lamont Hill and we call for his immediate reinstatement as a political commentator for the network. On November 29, 2018, the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, Professor Marc Lamont Hill gave a speech at the United Nations in which he called […]Continue reading
The US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel stands with protesters in Toulouse and everyone throughout France who say “No to the France-Israel Season!” As you organize and protest, Palestinians in Gaza are recovering from the latest round of Israeli bombing which targeted, among other institutions, a television station and the University […]Continue reading