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.
Israel’s far-right government, the most racist, fundamentalist and fanatic ever, has been ruthlessly escalating its ethnic cleansing, siege, killings, incarceration, and daily humiliation of millions of Indigenous Palestinians in the occupied Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem.
The historic vote makes the AAA the largest academic association to endorse the Palestinian call to boycott Israeli academic institutions complicit in Israel’s regime of military occupation, settler colonialism and apartheid.
As Israel's genocidal war on Palestinians in Gaza targets Palestinian universities, schools, academics and students, it is time for the entirety of the academic world to take urgent action to stop Israel’s genocide in Gaza and its ongoing scholasticide against all Palestinians. If not now, when?