• The Society for the Study of Social Problems Narrowly Rejects Endorsing a Resolution in Support of Palestinian Academic Freedom

    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, […]

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  • Israel Systematically Blocks International Scholars From Reaching Palestine

    “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 […]

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  • USACBI Open Letter to Israeli officials opposing Israel’s severe and unreasonable limitations on foreign nationals entering Palestinian universities

    Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu Fax: +972-2-566-4838 pm_eng@pmo.gov.il Minister of Justice Ayelet Shaked Fax: +972-2-628-5438 mancal@justice.gov.il Minister of the Interior Aryeh Machluf Deri Fax: +972-2-670-3733 sar@moin.gov.il Minister of Education Naftali Bennett Chairman, Council for Higher Education of Israel Fax: +972-2-649-6011 nbenet@knesset.gov.il Ambassador David Melech Friedman U.S. Ambassador to Israel Fax: +972-2-624-2560 Prime Minister, Ministers, and Ambassador: […]

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  • USACBI statement of protest against SFSU cancellation of Palestine Travel Abroad Trip

    The US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel sent the following letter of protest to San Francisco State University (SFSU) against the cancellation of the Palestine Travel Abroad Trip, organized by the Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas (AMED) Project: To: CSU Chancellor Tim White: twhite@calstate. SFSU President Leslie Wong: president@sfsu.edu Provost […]

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  • USACBI stands with Steven Thrasher

    USACBI stands with New York University Ph.D. and highly-regarded professional journalist Steven Thrasher. Thrasher, who used to write a well-regarded column for the Guardian newspaper (U.S.) has come under attack by NYU President Andrew Hamilton and College of Liberal Arts Dean Philip Brian Harper for expressing strong support for the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions Movement against […]

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  • NYU’s Department of Social and Cultural Analysis Pledges Non-Cooperation With Study Abroad Program in Israel

    (New York, NY) By a majority vote, faculty in NYU’s Department of Social and Cultural Analysis have passed a resolution that pledges non-cooperation with the university’s study abroad program in Tel Aviv. Citing the obligation to uphold the university’s Policy of Ethical Conduct on non-discrimination and equal opportunity, the faculty declared non-cooperation with the program […]

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  • USACBI letter of support for #SuspendPitzerHaifa campaign

    The US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI) sent the following letter to Pitzer College President Melvin Oliver, other senior officials, student leaders and faculty and staff at the college in support of the #SuspendPitzerHaifa campaign. The Pitzer students, faculty and staff voted overwhelmingly to suspend the college’s study abroad program […]

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  • Joint statement against the US denial of entry to BDS movement co-founder Omar Barghouti

    The following is a collective statement released by international academic and cultural boycott of Israel (ACBI) organizations in response to the United States’ denial of entry to Omar Barghouti: The United States, a country where freedom of speech is supposedly guaranteed by the constitution, has banned Omar Barghouti from entering to fulfil a speaking tour. Omar Barghouti […]

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  • USACBI Condemns U.S. State for Banning BDS Leader Omar Barghouti

    USACBI (the United States Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel) strongly condemns  the recent denial of permission to travel to the United States to Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement leader Omar Barghouti. Barghouti was scheduled to speak at several U.S. venues, including a temple in Chicago, and to attend his daughter’s wedding, when […]

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  • ‘Daily Californian’ solicits, then kills, op-ed on academic boycott of Israel

    By Andrew Ross and John King, members of the USACBI Organizing Collective After the University of California chancellors posted an anti-BDS statement in December, Daily Californian editors solicited an op-ed response from Sacramento Regional Coalition for Palestinian Rights. The request was passed on to USACBI, an organization with more expertise on the academic boycott, and the two […]

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