• Palestinian Appeal to Legal Scholars: Boycott INjustice Conference at Hebrew University!

     The following appeal was issued by PACBI: Occupied Ramallah 2 April 2012 The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) urges international legal scholars and professionals to boycott the Minerva Jerusalem Conference on Transitional Justice, scheduled for 29-31 October 2012 at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, an academic institution that is […]

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  • “Sí­, se puede!” : Palestinian civil society salutes US Chicano/Latin@ youth for their principled stand in support of BDS

    The Boycott National Committee issued the following statement saluting MEChA for their resolution in support of BDS:  Occupied Palestine, 29 March 2012 – The Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC), the broadest coalition of Palestinian political parties, trade unions, NGOs and networks, warmly salutes the National Moví­mí­ento Estudí­antí­l Chí­can@ de Aztlán (M.E.Ch.A), the […]

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  • Seattle LGBT Commission Cancels “Pinkwashing” Event Sponsored by Israeli Consulate – Events in Olympia and Tacoma Also Canceled

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE USACBI Press Contact: usacbi@usacbi.org Seattle Chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace Press Contact: Wendy Somerson 206-226-9218 Olympia Press Contact: Anna-Marie Murano 360-402-0794 [16 March 2012] The Seattle LGBT Commission has voted to cancel an upcoming event being sponsored by the Israeli Consulate and right-wing Israel advocacy group StandWithUs. The event, scheduled for […]

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  • Philly BDS asks local artist McCoy Tyner to cancel Israeli gig

    The Philly BDS Coalition sent the following letter to artist McCoy Tyner, calling upon him to cancel his planned gig in Petah Tikva and respect the BDS Call: Dear McCoy Tyner, We are a group of Philadelphians who support the Palestinian call for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel. We oppose our involvement in Israel”s policies of ethno-racial […]

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  • Cassandra Wilson, thank you from solidarity groups around the world

    Dear Cassandra Wilson, As different groups working in solidarity with the Palestinian people in their struggle against apartheid, war crimes and terrible injustices perpetrated against them by Israel, we applaud you for your courageous decision not to play for the Holon International Women’s Festival.   Thank you for your statement in support of the cultural boycott […]

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  • PACBI: Appeal for Action – End Cornell Collaboration with Technion

    The Palestinian academic community was deeply disturbed by the recently revealed plan of collaboration between Cornell University and Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.  The two institutions have won a multi-billion-dollar competition held by the City of New York to establish “a 2 million square foot engineering and applied sciences university campus” on Roosevelt Island, […]

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  • Sign on: Scholars in Solidarity with Khader Adnan

     The following statement will be distributed to the International Committee of the Red Cross, Israeli officials, and the US State Department urging immediate action for the freedom of Khader Adnan. Please sign on below or email khaderadnan@usacbi.org: We, the undersigned, write as concerned scholars and academics to demand the immediate release of Palestinian baker and […]

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  • Palestine Diaries by Nikhil Pal Singh

    The following essay, by USACBI Delegation member Nikhil Pal Singh of NYU, was published in Jadaliyya on February 13, 2012. When I told the Israeli border official who interviewed me that I was going to Ramallah, she sneered and wrinkled her brow: “okay.” Why would anyone go there, she seemed to say. There was no […]

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  • Purdue professor joins academic, cultural boycott of Israel

    By Eric Weddle, JCOnline, February 11, 2012 The conflict between Palestine and Israel has continued for more than half a century and created division along political and religious lines across the world. Bill Mullen, a Purdue University professor of English and American studies, believes the overall issue is one of Palestinian self-determination. “I don’t think […]

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  • “˜A level of racist violence I have never seen’: UCLA professor Robin D. G. Kelley on Palestine and the BDS movement

    The following article and interview, by Alex Kane with USACBI Delegation member Robin D. G. Kelley of UCLA, was published in Mondoweiss on February 16, 2012. If there”s one thing the Palestine solidarity movement and Israel lobbyists can agree on, it”s this: American college campuses remain a potent battleground when it comes to the politics […]

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