• Letter to participants in Jerusalem chemistry conference calls them to join the academic boycott

    The following letter was sent to the participants in “The Grand Challenges in the Chemical Sciences,” a conference taking place in Jerusalem from June 3-7, 2018. Sponsored by major Israeli academic institutions, including the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, the conference is billed as a celebration of “the 70th birthday of the State of […]

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  • “The End of Exclusivity” by Nada Elia

    USACBI Organizing Collective Nada Elia has published a new op-ed at Mondoweiss, in which she discusses the Great Return March and the ending framework of “exclusivity” that has governed discussion of Palestine in the West: “I believe the only unique aspect of the Palestine predicament is that it is a liberation struggle where criticizing the […]

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  • A Firsthand Account of Israel’s Siege on a Palestinian University

    Cynthia Franklin, Professor of English at the University of Hawai’i and a member of the Organizing Collective of USACBI, wrote for Truthout on May 2 about her experience with Israeli repression of Palestinian universities during a two-week residency at Al-Quds University in Abu Dis. She writes: “Those of us fortunate enough not to have Israel’s […]

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  • USACBI joins Rights Groups to tell Universities Across the U.S. to Stand Up For Students and Faculty Under Attack

    USACBI joined Palestine Legal and 13 national civil rights and social justice groups to write to 280 U.S. universities this week to demand that they take forceful action to protect free speech in response to targeted harassment by right-wing Israel advocacy groups. The letter describes the climate of suppression targeting students and faculty who are vocal supporters […]

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  • USACBI Condemns Israel’s Land Day Massacre

    The United States Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI) condemns the brutal premeditated massacre by the state of Israel of 17 unarmed Palestinians, and the injuring of more than 1,400 on March 30, 2018. Israeli Occupation Forces opened fire on thousands of non-violent residents of Gaza who had established peaceful encampments […]

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  • We Will not Study in Israel Until Palestinians Can Return: Boycott Study Abroad in Israel!

    We Will not Study in Israel Until Palestinians Can Return: Boycott Study Abroad in Israel!  Sign here to take the pledge. The US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI) calls on all US faculty, administrators, students and staff to uphold the academic boycott of Israel by refusing participation in Study Abroad programs […]

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  • USACBI Condemns Israel Litmus Tests for Faculty Speech

    It is no secret that campuses are the new battlefront in the war for public opinion on Palestine/Israel.  Just how much so has become very clear recently at the University of Houston, in Texas. Texas is one of more than 20 states that have passed anti-BDS legislation.  Although there are a few different versions of this legislation, in […]

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  • USACBI Statement on Refugees

    USACBI unconditionally condemns Israel”s recent efforts to deport African refugees as a further violation of its commitments under international law. Since signing the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees in 1954, Israel has only recognized some 200 refugees–an appalling record, and by far the lowest number of any industrialized nation. Over that period […]

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  • Open letter re Freie Universtí¤t’s decision to cancel Professor Lila Sharif’s lecture on Palestine

    Dear Professor Dr. Peter-André Alt and Professor Dr. Gudrun Krí¤mer: As members of the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI), we write to protest the Freie Universtí¤t“s recent decision to cancel Professor Lila Sharif“s lecture “Olive Insurrections: Palestinian Survival in a Vanishing Landscape.” This talk was scheduled to take place […]

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  • USACBI condemns Book Culture’s appalling statement re Palestinian human rights

    Book Culture”s statement distancing itself from politics and books related to justice in Palestine because of pressure from the rabbis at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue (SWFS), which bills itself as “a beacon of progressive Jewish thought”, is an appalling development for a bookstore whose mission is “to represent as widely as we can the diverse […]

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