Updates from the palestinian BDS (United States)

In the News

NYU Department of Social and Cultural Analysis pledges non-cooperation with the university’s study abroad program in Tel Aviv due to Israel's entry policies that discriminate on the basis on ancestry and political speech. 

Update

On April 10, Omar Barghouti, a Palestinian human rights defender and a co-founder of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement for Palestinian rights, was denied entry into the United States at Ben Gurion Airport despite having valid travel documents.

Update

Pitzer College faculty, students and staff voted overwhelmingly to suspend a study abroad program with Haifa University over Israel’s discriminatory policies against Palestinians. In an anti-democratic move, Pitzer's president vetoed the motion.

Open Letter

The Palestinian Federation of Unions of University Professors and Employees (PFUUPE) urges Pitzer College to stand by an overwhelming majority of its faculty refusing to be complicit in Israel’s denial of Palestinian rights and its blatantly racist and anti-democratic discriminatory policies.

In the News

US federal judge dismisses lawsuit seeking to deter academic associations from adopting boycotts for Palestinian rights.

In the News

In a significant blow to efforts by Israel lobby groups to use courts to harass, intimidate and silence supporters of Palestinian rights, a  federal judge dismissed a lawsuit against the American Studies Association over its decision to support the boycott of Israeli academic institutions.

PACBI Statement

The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI), a founding member of the BDS movement for Palestinian rights, salut