• Call from Gaza: Open the Rafah Crossing Now!

    USACBI signed on to the following statement: Today, a call demanding the re-opening of the Rafah Crossing between Egypt and Palestine has come from Gaza. It is propelled by support from Egypt and has been endorsed by dozens of organizations, citizens” groups, associations and coalitions in many countries, as well as by distinguished international personalities. The call to action […]

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  • A Strike Against Free Speech: Ahmad Tibi on Boycott Law

    Ahmad Tibi published the following piece against the boycott law in the New York Times on July 29, 2011: A Strike Against Free Speech By AHMAD TIBI Free speech in Israel was dealt a severe blow this month when the country”s Parliament passed antiboycott legislation that targets individuals or organizations publicly calling for a boycott […]

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  • Open call to Wikimania: “˜Edit’ occupation and apartheid out of Palestine!

    The Boycott National Committee issued the following open call to Wikimania. See USACBI’s Twitter call to action: Occupied Palestine– Wikimania”s decision to hold its annual conference this August in Israel despite its ongoing occupation, colonialism and apartheid can only be seen by Palestinians and international supporters of a just peace as feeding Israel”s impunity and […]

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  • Haneen Maikey on Resisting homophobia and occupation

    The following article ran in International Viewpoint in July 2011, interviewing Haneen Maikey  from Al Qaws on Palestinian queer organizing and BDS: Resisting homophobia and occupation Alex de Jong Haneen Maikey from the Palestinian queer group Al Qaws was in Amsterdam in June talking about their struggles for sexual emancipation and against the Israeli occupation. […]

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  • CAIA and Badil condemn anti-boycott law

    The Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid in Toronto, Canada and the Badil Resource Center for Palestinian Refugee Rights issued statements condemning the anti-boycott law passed by the Israeli Knesset on July 11, 2011. Click here to sign on to the USACBI statement on the law. From CAIA: On Monday, 11 July 2011, the Israeli Knesset passed […]

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  • New PACBI Statement: On BDS Bashers and their Search for Fig Leaves

    The following statement was issued by the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel: In the context of applying the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement”s guidelines for the international academic and cultural boycott of Israel, PACBI sometimes faces scenarios where boycott bashers attempt to redeem their conscience, and with it some […]

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  • Jello Biafra cancels gig in Tel Aviv

    The following report, by Nora Barrows-Friedman, was published on the Electronic Intifada: After weeks of sustained protest and outcry from punk rock supporters, Palestinian solidarity activists, and boycott campaigners, punk rock icon Jello Biafra has agreed to cancel his upcoming show in Tel Aviv, planned for next week. Biafra had announced his decision to play the […]

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  • Petition from Gaza: Break the Siege; Support Freedom Flotilla II

    Besieged Gaza, Occupied Palestine 28.6.2011 We Palestinians of Gaza want to live at liberty to meet Palestinian friends or family from Tulkarm, Jerusalem or Nazareth; we want to have the right to travel and move freely. We want to live without fear of another bombing campaign that leaves hundreds of our children dead and many […]

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  • Gaza: Young Palestinians Lead a Global Movement

    The following article, by Joe Catron, was published on PalestineChronicle.com: By Joe Catron On a warm, sunny afternoon, I met Eman Sourani and Rana Baker in an airy outdoor café several blocks from the port of Gaza. Both are members of the Palestinian Students’ Campaign for the Academic Boycott of Israel (PSCABI). Sourani, a 22-year-old […]

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  • PACBI: Jello Biafra, Do Not Cross our Picket Line

    The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel, PACBI, sent the following appeal to Jello Biafra, calling upon him to cancel his scheduled performance in Israel. Appeal to Jello Biafra: Do not cross our picket line June 12, 2011 The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) sent […]

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