• Statement on the case of Lara Alqasem

    The global BDS movement is opposed to international study in Israel. USACBI encourages students in the US who want to enroll in academic programs in the region to explore options at Palestinian universities. Lara Alqasem’s week-long detention at Ben Gurion Airport is an example of Israel’s discrimination against Arab Americans and illustrates that study in […]

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  • Birds of a feather: White supremacy and Zionism

    A Confederate flag appeared in an apartment window in Manhattan”s East Village in New York City last week, and the neighbours were outraged. A few pelted it with stones, calling it a hate crime. Many said it did not belong in such a diverse city. What few seem to have noticed is that the flag was raised right alongside […]

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  • “Dialogue” Isn’t enough: On the American Anthropological Association Vote.

    Article in Salon explaining BDS as a rights-based anti-colonial movement helping to set conditions for national liberation.

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  • Palestinian Trail of Tears: Joy Harjo’s Missed Opportunity for Indigenous Solidarity

    by Sa”ed Adel Atshan (published at Indian Country Today.) Ever since my childhood, I have always felt a deep connection with Native Americans. At the Ramallah Friends School, a Quaker institution established in Palestine over a century ago, we learned about our shared history as indigenous peoples who have faced ethnic cleansing by European colonists […]

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  • Haifa University institutionalized racism: Muslim, Christian and Druze holidays excluded

    Israeli academic institutions are complicit in Israeli occupation, racism, and military research and development. They also routinely practice racism and discrimination against Palestinian citizens of Israel. Numerous documented incidents of official institutionalized racism at Haifa University have emerged in recent months. The Hebrew article at this link to Ha’aretz deals with the new Haifa University diaries, noting that they include […]

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  • INCACBI Appeal to Academics: Boycott Collaboration with Israeli Academic Institutions at the Indo-Global Education Summit & Expo 2012, Hyderabad, September 7-9, 2012

    http://incacbi.in/incacbi-appeal-academics-boycott-collaboration-israeli-academic-institutions-indo-global-education-s New Delhi, 4 July 2012 Dear Colleague, We, a group of academics, activists and artists in India, came together in June 2010 to campaign against yet another apartheid regime by extending support to the international campaign for the academic and cultural boycott of Israel. The Israeli state daily tramples on the academic freedom and cultural […]

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  • Bill Fletcher: Why Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions Should Be Used to Target Israeli Apartheid

    Why Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions Should Be Used to Target Israeli Apartheid By Bill Fletcher, Jr., AlterNet Posted on April 8, 2012, Printed on April 8, 2012 http://www.alternet.org/story/154908/why_boycotts%2C_divestment_and_sanctions_should_be_used_to_target_israeli_apartheid   I read with great interest Peter Beinart”s recent New York Times op-ed “To Save Israel, Boycott the Settlements.”  His thesis is straightforward: Beinart believes Israel is a […]

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  • 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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  • Colonization of the Mind: Normalize This!

    Published first in the Palestine Chronicle. By Samah Sabawi (Full Transcript. Excerpts from this speech were presented at the University of Sydney Australia during Israeli Apartheid Week 2012.) I would like to talk about normalization. I found the best definition of the word normalization on the Palestinian Campaign for Cultural and Academic Boycott”s website: “Normalization […]

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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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