• PSCABI and TUA – An open letter in support of the UK prisoners given extended sentences for opposing Israeli War Crimes

    Besieged Gaza, Palestine 9 April 2010 We write to you as academics and student representatives of all academic institutions in the besieged Gaza Strip. We support and salute your willingness to suffer the consequences that come with demonstrating in a “free” Western country against the war crimes and crimes against humanity committed against us, the […]

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  • An Open Letter to the President of UC Berkeley Student Senate

    Besieged Gaza March 26, 2010 From under a hermetic siege that has entered its third annum, from the largest refugee camp in the world, from the Gaza Bantustan, we write to you as student representatives of all academic institutions in the Gaza Strip. We are distraught and disappointed by the presidential veto of the Senate […]

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  • An open letter to Ban Ki Moon, Secretary General of the United Nations from Palestinian Students’ Campaign for the Academic Boycott of Israel

    Gaza March 21, 2010 Your Excellency: You are already well aware of the worsening humanitarian situation in Gaza consequent on Israel”s devastating military attacks and its siege. As recently as December 27of 2009, you called the blockade of Gaza “unacceptable.” While this statement is certainly valid, it constitutes a gross understatement of the actual situation […]

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  • Book review: Higher education under occupation

    Marcy Newman, The Electronic Intifada, 19 March 2010 Gabi Baramki’s Peaceful Resistance: Building a Palestinian University under Occupation (Pluto Press, 2009) is a memoir of Palestine’s flagship university, Birzeit, by its former acting president. The memoir is an indispensable tool for teaching Westerners about the ways in which Palestinian education exists and flourishes under a […]

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  • Campaign Launched to Clear Bethlehem University of Israeli Products

    4 March 2010 – Dozens of students at Bethlehem University spread out through their campus today asking other students to sign a petition that calls on the university administration to ban Israeli products from their campus. The petition states that “Israeli products are found in all parts of the university campus, and include cafeteria food, […]

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  • Intellectual Responsibility and the Voice of the Colonized

    The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) has recently encountered a number of projects that while intending to empower the colonized Palestinians, in essence end up undermining their will and choice of method of struggle for freedom, justice and self determination. The publication of a new book entitled The Power […]

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  • News from Within Podcast: Academic Boycott of Israel

    The idea of an academic boycott of Israel emerged in 2002 and has since gained momentum worldwide, particularly in the aftermath of the December 2008 and January 2009 Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip. Academic Boycott of Israel and the Complicity of Israeli Academic Institutions in Occupation of Palestinian Territories In his Economy of the […]

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  • Report: Israeli academic institutions’ role in the occupation

    Report, The Alternative Information Center, 14 December 2009 The idea of boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) as means of struggle against the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories has gathered pace in the years following the second intifada, and all the more so since the Israeli siege and attacks on the Gaza Strip. As academics and […]

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  • Palestinian students cross barriers to discuss boycott

    Bianca Zammit, The Electronic Intifada, 23 November 2009 The right of Palestinian students to an education was the main theme of a video conference between students from the occupied Gaza Strip and the West Bank on 12 November 2009, sponsored by the al-Quds Bank for Culture and Information Society and Bethlehem University. The conference was […]

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  • Palestinian Students Open Letter to the Board of Governors of Trondheim University

    We are Arab students at the Israeli universities writing to you in support of the proposed academic boycott of Israeli academic institutions. We believe that the boycott is timely and hopefully will help in upholding moral values of fairness, justice and equality which have been sorely missed in our region. While the reason for the […]

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