• Open Letter on Behalf of Professor Imad Ahmad Barghouthi

    Imad Barghouthi, a professor of theoretical space plasma physics at Al-Quds University, has been arrested by Israeli occupation forces and ordered to administrative detention without charge or trial. Barghouthi, whose previous detention without charge inspired demands for his freedom from academics around the world, is once again finding support from internationally known scientists and academics. […]

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  • Palestine Legal statement on lawsuit against American Studies Association + Academic Letter of Support for ASA

    Palestine Legal issued the following statement in response to a lawsuit announced today against the American Studies Association (ASA) for adopting an academic boycott of Israeli academic institutions:     “The ASA”s academic boycott resolution is aimed at challenging U.S. support for a system that denies academic freedom to Palestinian students and scholars. As such, […]

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  • CUNY Doctoral Students Council endorses the boycott of Israeli academic institutions

    USACBI congratulates the Doctoral Students’ Council at the City University of New York, who voted for a resolution calling for the academic boycott of Israel on Friday afternoon, April 15. “The repression of CUNY students is connected to the same systems of power that uphold the Israeli state”s violation of Palestinian rights within Israel and […]

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  • Statement on Islamophobic posters at SDSU and UCLA

    We strongly condemn the inflammatory and Islamophobic posters that appeared on the campus of San Diego State University (SDSU) on April 14, 2016 and at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) on April 15, 2016. While pro-Israel advocates have shamelessly adopted the tactic of equating criticism of Israel with anti-Semitism and smeared Students for Justice […]

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  • USACBI Statement on UC Regents Principles: Challenging Racism means Challenging Zionism

    On March 24, 2016, the University of California (UC) Board of Regents adopted a set of Principles against Intolerance, after several months of discussion, amendments, lobbying by Zionist organizations, and protests by Palestinian rights activists. The Principles are, in effect, Principles against Antisemitism, as they single out antisemitism in their consideration of discrimination, and relate […]

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  • Over 100 Writers Call on PEN American Center to Reject Israeli Government Sponsorship

    USACBI is an organizational signatory of this letter, hosted by Adalah NY: New York, NY, April 5, 2016 – In a letter made public today over 100 writers, including Pulitzer Prize winners Junot Dí­az, Richard Ford, and Alice Walker, and award-winning author Louise Erdrich, have called on the PEN American Center “to reject support from the Embassy of Israel” for PEN”s annual World Voices […]

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  • Palestinian students launch national Right to Education tour

    This April, National Students for Justice in Palestine is organizing its second national speaking tour of Palestinian students with the Right to Education Campaign (R2E) at Birzeit University in the West Bank. For two weeks, students from across Palestine will meet and speak with college students and youth organizers about their experiences as students living under Israeli occupation and […]

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  • British artists and activists call on Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre to reject performance in Israel

    British artists and activists are demanding that Shakespeare’s Globe Theater cancel a recently announced performance of “Hamlet” at the Israeli Cameri Theatre in Tel Aviv on March 30. Text below is from Inminds and Artists for Palestine. Photos via Inminds.   On 25th March 2016 activists from Inminds human rights group protested outside Shakespeare’s Globe […]

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  • USACBI statement of solidarity with faculty and students under attack at CUNY

    On March 22nd, Distinguished Professor Sarah Schulman was summoned to testify before a Commission on Anti-Semitism at the City University of New York (CUNY). The Commission was hastily set up after the Zionist Organization of America submitted a letter containing a series of allegations of anti-Semitism at various CUNY campuses. Newspapers such as the New York […]

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  • Supporting the Palestinian Right to Education: An Appeal to Oral Historians to Boycott the December 2016 Hebrew University Oral History Conference

    Over the past several months, Israeli military forces entered Palestinian universities, fired live ammunition, and tear gassed and injured students. At Palestine Technical University- Kadoorie University in Tulkarem in the West Bank, the Israeli military invaded the campus and injured nine Palestinian students. Israeli soldiers also entered Birzeit University on January 11 and closed the […]

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