• 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: […]

    Continue reading
  • Defend academic freedom and the right to boycott: Support Lucy Peterson and John Cheney-Lippold

    Sign the support petition online! Visit https://www.change.org/p/elizabeth-cole-defend-lucy-peterson-john-cheney-lippold-support-academic-freedom-right-to-boycott The US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI) expresses its support and solidarity with two academics at the University of Michigan (UM) John Cheney-Lippold (a tenured American and digital studies associate professor) and Lucy Peterson (a vulnerable graduate student instructor), both of whom have refused […]

    Continue reading
  • USACBI condemns Book Culture’s appalling statement re Palestinian human rights

    Book Culture”s statement distancing itself from politics and books related to justice in Palestine because of pressure from the rabbis at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue (SWFS), which bills itself as “a beacon of progressive Jewish thought”, is an appalling development for a bookstore whose mission is “to represent as widely as we can the diverse […]

    Continue reading
  • Statement in support of the 831 academic and administrative staff at Gaza universities placed on forced early retirement

    USACBI is an organization of scholars and cultural workers that since the Israeli invasion of Gaza in 2008-9 has been committed to opposing Israeli apartheid and to securing Palestinian academic rights along with all the rights stipulated by international law and human rights norms. USACBI therefore strongly condemns recent measures by the Palestinian Authority that […]

    Continue reading
  • Interview: Will Caron and Cynthia Franklin on Understanding the Boycott of Israel

      An informative interview on ThinkTech Hawaii with Professor Cynthia Franklin, member of the USACBI Organizing Collective. Following is the transcript of the interview video clip (below) as posted on YouTube by ThinkTech on Aug 26, 2017 (originally posted with the title “Understanding the Boycott of Israel”).  The video tape begins with a black screen […]

    Continue reading
  • KPFK interview with David Lloyd and Eli Unger-Sargon

    Sunday, August 20, 2017 1:00 pm Listen to an interview on Pacifica station, KPFK Public Radio with David Lloyd (photo), Distinguished Professor of English at the University of California, Riverside, and a founding member of the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel, and with Eli Unger-Sargon, an Israeli-American writer/director/filmmaker of People […]

    Continue reading
  • Petition: Call on Irish dancers to respect cultural boycott of Israel

    Sign the online petition: https://www.change.org/p/carey-academy-oidance-seamus-aine-o-se-don-t-dance-for-israel-don-t-shame-our-name-call-off-your-participation-in-the-1st-israeli-feis-which-ignores-the-appeal-of-the-palestinian-people-to-boycott-divest-and-sanction-bds-the-apartheid-state-of-israel An Open Appeal to Carey Academy, Seamus & Aine O”Se, @OIDance, Anthony Davis, An Coimisiún le Rincí­ Gaelacha and all Irish Dancers at home in Ireland and worldwide. The Palestinian activist community based in Ireland has recently learned of your intentions to hold the “First Israeli Feis” in Tel Aviv on […]

    Continue reading
  • Take Action – Tell Dionne Warwick: Don’t Be on the Wrong Side of History Again – Cancel Your Performance in Apartheid Israel!

    Jews for Palestinian Right of Return has created the following petition, appealing to Dionne Warwick to cancel her scheduled concert in apartheid Tel Aviv on May 19, 2015. Sign the petition here: https://www.change.org/p/dionne-warwick-don-t-be-on-the-wrong-side-of-history-again-cancel-your-performance-in-apartheid-israel Dear Ms. Dionne Warwick, In 1980s, you violated the international boycott against apartheid South Africa by playing a concert at the Sun City […]

    Continue reading
  • Write a fan letter to Lauryn Hill asking her to honor the Palestinian call for boycott!

    Ms. Lauryn Hill is set to perform in Israel on 7 May 2015. The presence of artists is routinely used by Israel to legitimize its policies and maintain its reputation as a normal member of the international community. Just as during the struggle against South African apartheid artists were expected not to cross the picket […]

    Continue reading
  • Historians call for public accountability from Missouri History Museum

    Sign the Petition: http://tinyurl.com/HistoriansPetitionMHM Background On March 19th , the panel discussion “Ferguson to Ayotzinapa to Palestine: Solidarity and Collaborative Action” was scheduled to take place at the Missouri History Museum. The panel discussion was intended to illuminate histories of state violence and to be a platform for connecting community activists fighting against oppression. Two […]

    Continue reading