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 in Israel. The academic boycott of Israel has been called for by Palestinian scholars and students living under military occupation, siege, and in an apartheid state and whose rights to education are violated on a daily basis. To enroll, or participate in any way, in a Study Abroad program at an Israeli institution means ignoring if not perpetuating the ongoing violation of the academic--and, indeed, human--freedoms of Palestinians.
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 […]Continue reading
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 […]Continue reading
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 […]Continue reading
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 […]Continue reading
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 […]Continue reading
By Sunaina Maira, author of Boycott!: The Academy and Justice for Palestine, member of the Steering Committee of USACBI Republished from: https://www.ucpress.edu/blog/34543/the-academy-and-the-boycott-divestment-and-sanctions-movement/ 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 […]Continue reading