USACBI is a U.S. campaign focused on a boycott of Israeli academic and cultural institutions, responding to the call of Palestinian civil society to join the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement against Israel. We believe it is time to take a public, principled stance in support of equality, self-determination, human rights (including the right to education), and true democracy.

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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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  • The Academy and the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement

    By Sunaina Maira, author of Boycott!: The Academy and Justice for Palestine, member of the Steering Committee of USACBI Republished from: On December 6, 2017, Donald Trump shocked the international community by unilaterally declaring that the U.S. had anointed Jerusalem the capital of Israel, a city illegally occupied by Israel since the 1967 war. The status of […]

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  • Petition: Stand Against Apartheid Lawfare! Stand With the American Studies Association

    Stand Against Apartheid Lawfare! Stand Against Apartheid Lawfare! Stand with the American Studies Association! #boycottracism! The Louis D. Brandeis Center is engaged in lawfare against members of the American Studies Association, against the association itself, and against the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel ( This lawfare takes the form of […]

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  • Open letter re Freie Universtät’s decision to cancel Professor Lila Sharif’s lecture on Palestine

    Dear Professor Dr. Peter-André Alt and Professor Dr. Gudrun Krämer: As members of the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI), we write to protest the Freie Universtät’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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