• USACBI denounces Israeli detention of Prof. Widad Barghouti, calls for academic boycott

    In yet another outrageous assault on academic life in Palestine, the Israeli military raided the home of Birzeit University (BZU) professor Widad Barghouti at dawn on September 1, 2019. Israeli occupation forces arrested Barghouti, who teaches media studies at BZU, just hours after her son Carmel was detained at a military checkpoint while returning from […]

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  • Israel Systematically Blocks International Scholars From Reaching Palestine

    “Palestinian Universities Demand Israel Respect Their Rights” By David Palumbo-Liu August 11, 2019 … It is precisely this lack of parallels that indicates the dramatically uneven situation for Palestinians — in terms not only of education, but all aspects of everyday life. When people try to shine a light on these conditions, they too are […]

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  • Open Letter on Behalf of Professor Imad Ahmad Barghouthi

    Imad Barghouthi, a professor of theoretical space plasma physics at Al-Quds University, has been arrested by Israeli occupation forces and ordered to administrative detention without charge or trial. Barghouthi, whose previous detention without charge inspired demands for his freedom from academics around the world, is once again finding support from internationally known scientists and academics. […]

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  • Palestinian students launch national Right to Education tour

    This April, National Students for Justice in Palestine is organizing its second national speaking tour of Palestinian students with the Right to Education Campaign (R2E) at Birzeit University in the West Bank. For two weeks, students from across Palestine will meet and speak with college students and youth organizers about their experiences as students living under Israeli occupation and […]

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  • Palestine Right to Education tour coming to the United States in April

    “‹In 2014, National Students for Justice in Palestine partnered with Birzeit University’s Right to Education (R2E) campaign to host and organize the first-ever Right to Education tour in the United States. Ten students from Birzeit University visited college campuses in the fall to speak about life and education under occupation. The tour began with a stop […]

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  • Sign on: European call to defend the right to education in Palestine

    The US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel encourages all academics in the United States to sign on to this appeal to the European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs, regarding the Israeli aggression against Palestinian youth and students, and the Palestinian right to education, urging the suspension of the EU-Israel Association […]

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  • Video: Bethlehem University students on the right to education

    The following video, with interviews with student leaders at Bethlehem University, was created in June 2015; 4 Palestinian students and 1 professor came to Ireland for a delegation to explore building connections with Irish student unions and Irish universities, including exchange programs. The students in this video discuss the frequent violations of the Palestinian right […]

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  • Resolution on Palestinian right to education to be considered at American Historical Association meeting

    Historians Against the War have submitted a resolution for consideration at the upcoming annual meeting of the American Historical Association in Atlanta on January 7-10, 2016, focusing on Palestinian right to education and its denial at the hands of the Israeli state. In order to support the resolution and educate the AHA membership about the […]

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  • Academics’ statement: Obama must end support for Israeli apartheid against Palestinian scholars

    The following statement, by a diverse group of scholars, including J. KÄ“haulani Kauanui of the USACBI Advisory Board, was posted on Electronic Intifada on September 3, 2015.  We repost the statement here as an important document of the oppression and denial of academic freedom that Palestinian scholars suffer at the hands of the Israeli state: Obama […]

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  • Report: Palestinian Universities Under Occupation

    The following report was issued in July 2015 by an eight-member delegation organized by the European Platform for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (EPACBI), which visited seven Palestinian universities in April 2015. The full report text is below, or you can download a PDF of the report. Palestinian Universities under Occupation This Report was prepared […]

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