• 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 STANDS IN SOLIDARITY WITH MAUNA A WĀKEA PROTECTORS

    The US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel calls for an immediate halt to construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) on the sacred site of Mauna a Wākea (aka Mauna Kea), and to the violence the state of Hawai‘i, the University of Hawai‘i, and the National Guard are directing towards those […]

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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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  • 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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  • Open Letter to the University of California taskforce: the Intersections of Policing and Divestment

    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 […]

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  • USACBI salutes Pitzer faculty’s groundbreaking vote to suspend Study Abroad in Israel

    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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • Statement on the case of Lara Alqasem

    The global BDS movement is opposed to international study in Israel. USACBI encourages students in the US who want to enroll in academic programs in the region to explore options at Palestinian universities. Lara Alqasem’s week-long detention at Ben Gurion Airport is an example of Israel’s discrimination against Arab Americans and illustrates that study in […]

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  • USACBI stands with Prof. John Cheney-Lippold: join us in support

    The following USACBI statement is also supported by a growing list of faculty (see below). To join this call to conscience, sign our online petition of support: https://www.change.org/p/stand-with-john-cheney-lippold. To support our campaign to Boycott Study Abroad in Israel, visit our campaign page: http://usacbi.org/boycott-study-abroad-in-israel/ ** USACBI stands in strong support of John Cheney-Lippold, an associate professor of American […]

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