• 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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  • USACBI deplores Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley’s vote in favor of H.Res. 246, condemning BDS

    The US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel deplores Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley’s vote in favor of H.Res. 246, which condemns the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement seeking to hold Israel accountable for its numerous violations of international law and the human rights of the Palestinian people.   We are particularly disturbed that […]

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  • 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: Solidarity with Khaled Barakat; stop anti-Palestinian repression in Germany

    In its ongoing assault on Palestinian rights, on June 22, 2019, the German state recently  prohibited Palestinian journalist and writer Khaled Barakat from speaking at events in the country, in addition to banning him from engaging in any political activity, either directly (in person) or indirectly (via video).  Barakat was scheduled to deliver a speech […]

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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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  • USACBI stands with Steven Thrasher

    USACBI stands with New York University Ph.D. and highly-regarded professional journalist Steven Thrasher. Thrasher, who used to write a well-regarded column for the Guardian newspaper (U.S.) has come under attack by NYU President Andrew Hamilton and College of Liberal Arts Dean Philip Brian Harper for expressing strong support for the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions Movement against […]

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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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  • Joint statement against the US denial of entry to BDS movement co-founder Omar Barghouti

    The following is a collective statement released by international academic and cultural boycott of Israel (ACBI) organizations in response to the United States’ denial of entry to Omar Barghouti: The United States, a country where freedom of speech is supposedly guaranteed by the constitution, has banned Omar Barghouti from entering to fulfil a speaking tour. Omar Barghouti […]

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  • USACBI Condemns U.S. State for Banning BDS Leader Omar Barghouti

    USACBI (the United States Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel) strongly condemns  the recent denial of permission to travel to the United States to Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement leader Omar Barghouti. Barghouti was scheduled to speak at several U.S. venues, including a temple in Chicago, and to attend his daughter’s wedding, when […]

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