• Petition to oppose the agreement between the í‰cole Polytechnique and the Technion: No to the collaboration with the Technion, complicit in war crimes

    AURDIP, France’s Association of Academics for the Respect of International Law in Palestine, along with French scholars and intellectuals, are demanding an end to the relationship between the í‰cole Polytechnique and the Technion, because of the Technion’s deep relationship with the Israeli state and military. Petition to oppose the agreement between the í‰cole Polytechnique and the […]

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  • Over 500 Middle East scholars and librarians call for academic boycott of Israel

    The following letter calling on scholars and librarians within Middle East studies to boycott Israeli academic institutions was submitted in the name of the below signatories to Jadaliyya on 6 August 2014.] We, the undersigned scholars and librarians working on the Middle East, hold that silence about the latest humanitarian catastrophe caused by Israel”s new […]

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  • Movement for Aloha No ka ʻĀina (MANA) in solidarity with the Palestinian struggle

    The following statement of solidarity with Palestine was read at the solidarity rally on August 13, fronting Kennedy Theatre at the University of Hawai’i. “ª#”Žfreehawaii”¬ “ª#”Žfreepalestine”¬ Movement for Aloha no ka ʻĀina (MANA) is a movement-building organization, established to achieve independence from the United States and social justice in Hawai’i. Hawai’i has been under US occupation for over […]

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  • Cultural Studies Association Executive Committee Condemns Israel’s Attacks on Palestinian Universities

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 8, 2014 Press Contact: csamedia@csalateral.org The Cultural Studies Association (CSA) Executive Committee strongly condemns the continuing attacks on Palestinian universities, colleges, and schools by the Israeli government, including most recently the June 2014 invasion of Birzeit University, and the August 2014 decimation of the Islamic University in Gaza City. Israel”s continuing attacks targeting identifiable […]

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  • International Keynote speakers at two Israeli conferences withdraw in reaction to BDS calls

    The recent success of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement in deterring leading academics from participating in Israeli conferences is a marked move forward towards removing academic respectability from Israeli institutions, and persuading more academics to refrain from collaborating with the Israeli occupation and apartheid regime. Two conferences scheduled for June 2014 have now […]

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  • Boycott Israeli Cinema and TV Studies Conference at Tel Aviv University

    Please add your signature to this Call by sending an e-mail with your name, affiliation (if desired), and location to boycottTAUfilmconference@gmail.com. Affirming a commitment to the pursuit of social justice and to the right of political dissent and intellectual freedom that has long been central to the humanities and to the politically-minded, intellectual tradition of cinema […]

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  • Ending the academy’s silence about Israel

    Magid Shihade The global boycott, divest and sanctions (BDS) movement against the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestine won a victory two weeks ago when the National Council of the American Studies Association (ASA), an academic organization with nearly 4,000 members, unanimously approved a resolution calling for an ASA boycott of Israeli universities. The resolution, which […]

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  • NBC: Terminate film project promoting Israeli apartheid, ethnic cleansing and colonization in occupied East Jerusalem

    Palestinian Civil Society and National Institutions to NBC:  Terminate the NBC film project promoting Israeli apartheid, ethnic cleansing and colonization in occupied East Jerusalem Respect corporate responsibility for international law and Palestinian human rights We, the undersigned Palestinian civil society organizations and national institutions, condemn in the strongest terms the plan of the American TV […]

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  • ASA National Council Votes Unanimously To Endorse Academic Boycott of Israel

    American Studies Association One year ago, the Academic and Community Activism Caucus of the American Studies Association (ASA) asked the Executive Committee (EC) to consider a resolution to honor the call from Palestinian civil society to support the academic boycott of Israel. The EC forwarded the resolution to the National Council. Following the deliberative procedures […]

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  • Hebrew University as seen from the East Jerusalem village of Issawiya

    Hebrew University Conference Dealt Two Significant Blows

    Statement from Campaign to Boycott the Oral History Conference at Hebrew University of Jerusalem We are pleased to announce that the planned June 2014 “International Oral History Conference” being organized by Hebrew University of Jerusalem has been dealt a double blow with the cancellation of their two international keynote speakers: Alessandro Portelli (Italy) and Mary […]

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