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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  • 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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  • USACBI condemns disgusting tactics of the Louis D. Brandeis Center

    Photo: Dr Sunaina Maria of ASA lecturing on the nature of Zionist settler colonialism as a racist project at a conference on BDS: Strategic Actions for Justice. Her latest book, published by the University of California Press, is Boycott: The Academy and Justice for Palestine (2017)  The movement for justice in Palestine and BDS campaigns around the country […]

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  • Federal Judge Will Dismiss “Lawfare” Suit Against SFSU and Professor Abdulhadi

    Contact: Liz Jackson, Palestine Legal, 510-206-6800, David Spero, Jewish for Peace, 415-987-1401, San Francisco, Nov. 8, 2017 – A federal judge said he will dismiss a frivolous lawsuit demanding the censorship of scholarship and activism on Palestine at San Francisco State University (SFSU). Professor Rabab Abdulhadi and SFSU argued that the suit was an attempt to compel the university to […]

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  • York University Faculty Boycotts Israeli Academic Institution

    USACBI commends the important action of the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University as a critical example for academic departments in the United States and internationally by putting the academic boycott of Israel into practice. We also salute the tireless and ongoing campaigning of Students Against Israeli Apartheid at York (SAIA York) for Palestinian […]

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