• Cultural Studies Association Executive Committee Condemns Israel’s Attacks on Palestinian Universities

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 8, 2014 Press Contact: csamedia@csalateral.org The Cultural Studies Association (CSA) Executive Committee strongly condemns the continuing attacks on Palestinian universities, colleges, and schools by the Israeli government, including most recently the June 2014 invasion of Birzeit University, and the August 2014 decimation of the Islamic University in Gaza City. Israel’s continuing attacks targeting identifiable […]

    Continue reading
  • Al-Shabaka: Another casualty of Israeli war: Palestinian right to education

    Al-Shabaka is an independent non-profit organization whose mission is to educate and foster public debate on Palestinian human rights and self-determination within the framework of international law. This policy brief is authored by Aimee Shalanand Samer Abdelnour. Aimee Shalan is the director of the Friends of Birzeit University, a UK-based charity that supports the right to education […]

    Continue reading
  • Critical Ethnic Studies Association passes BDS resolution supporting academic boycott

    On July 18, 2014, the Critical Ethnic Studies Association, joining academic associations like the American Studies Association, the Association for Asian American Studies, and the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association, passed an important resolution endorsing the academic boycott of Israeli academic institutions. Thanks and salutes to CESA for their strong resolution and refusal to […]

    Continue reading
  • International Keynote speakers at two Israeli conferences withdraw in reaction to BDS calls

    The recent success of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement in deterring leading academics from participating in Israeli conferences is a marked move forward towards removing academic respectability from Israeli institutions, and persuading more academics to refrain from collaborating with the Israeli occupation and apartheid regime. Two conferences scheduled for June 2014 have now […]

    Continue reading
  • Boycott Israeli Cinema and TV Studies Conference at Tel Aviv University

    Please add your signature to this Call by sending an e-mail with your name, affiliation (if desired), and location to boycottTAUfilmconference@gmail.com. Affirming a commitment to the pursuit of social justice and to the right of political dissent and intellectual freedom that has long been central to the humanities and to the politically-minded, intellectual tradition of cinema […]

    Continue reading
  • Boycott Israel Movement Erupts in the US Academy: A Statement on the ASA vote to endorse the academic boycott of Israeli Universities

    USACBI congratulates the American Studies Association (ASA) for its unprecedented vote endorsing the Palestinian call for an academic boycott of Israeli universities. The overwhelming support of the ASA membership who voted by a significant margin (66.05% “yes” to 30.5% “no”) in favor of the academic boycott resolution is sending shockwaves through US academia and the media. This […]

    Continue reading
  • Ending the academy’s silence about Israel

    Magid Shihade The global boycott, divest and sanctions (BDS) movement against the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestine won a victory two weeks ago when the National Council of the American Studies Association (ASA), an academic organization with nearly 4,000 members, unanimously approved a resolution calling for an ASA boycott of Israeli universities. The resolution, which […]

    Continue reading
  • NBC: Terminate film project promoting Israeli apartheid, ethnic cleansing and colonization in occupied East Jerusalem

    Palestinian Civil Society and National Institutions to NBC:  Terminate the NBC film project promoting Israeli apartheid, ethnic cleansing and colonization in occupied East Jerusalem Respect corporate responsibility for international law and Palestinian human rights We, the undersigned Palestinian civil society organizations and national institutions, condemn in the strongest terms the plan of the American TV […]

    Continue reading
  • ASA National Council Votes Unanimously To Endorse Academic Boycott of Israel

    American Studies Association One year ago, the Academic and Community Activism Caucus of the American Studies Association (ASA) asked the Executive Committee (EC) to consider a resolution to honor the call from Palestinian civil society to support the academic boycott of Israel. The EC forwarded the resolution to the National Council. Following the deliberative procedures […]

    Continue reading
  • Hebrew University as seen from the East Jerusalem village of Issawiya

    Hebrew University Conference Dealt Two Significant Blows

    Statement from Campaign to Boycott the Oral History Conference at Hebrew University of Jerusalem We are pleased to announce that the planned June 2014 “International Oral History Conference” being organized by Hebrew University of Jerusalem has been dealt a double blow with the cancellation of their two international keynote speakers: Alessandro Portelli (Italy) and Mary […]

    Continue reading