Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) is a Palestinian-led movement for freedom, justice and equality. BDS upholds the simple principle that Palestinians are entitled to the same rights as the rest of humanity.
As Archbishop Tutu and other South African visitors have observed, and contrary to perceptions and arguments about the “liberal” nature of the Israeli academy, the truth is that Israeli institutions of higher learning are deeply entwined in Israel’s regime of occupation, settler-colonialism and apartheid against the indigenous Palestinian people.
The Israeli government and its lobby groups around the world have responded to the 2005 Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS), including the academic and cultural boycott, with well-oiled propaganda, across-the-board bullying and intense repression. In the west, nothing short of a new wave of McCarthyism is setting in, except this time around the required blind loyalty is to apartheid Israel.
3 September 2014 – The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) calls on you to cancel your collaboration  with the Hebrew University in the program titled “Ancient Greek Drama: Influences and Contemporary Approaches,” due to the University’s deep complicity in Israel’s occupation and violation of human rights, and to reject any support from the Embassy of Israel in Athens, particularly in light of the grave war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by Israel against Palestinians in Gaza.
Occupied Palestine, 21 August 2014 -- The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) salutes the growing number of academic associations, professional organizations, scholars, artists, political leaders and movements that have joined the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement since Israel’s genocidal onslaught against the 1.8 million Palestinians in the occupied and besieged Gaza Strip began on July 8, 2014.
The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) is gravely alarmed that the 11th EBS (South Korea Educational Broadcasting System) International Documentary Festival taking place in Seoul between 25-31 August 2014, is to include a conference on the theme of ‘the frontier of world documentary – Israel’. The festival is also sponsored by the Israeli embassy in Seoul.