Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel

The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) was initiated in 2004 to contribute to the struggle for Palestinian freedom, justice and equality. It advocates for a boycott of Israeli academic and cultural institutions for their deep and persistent complicity in Israel’s denial of Palestinian rights that are stipulated in international law.

PACBI is a founding member of the Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC), and is tasked with overseeing the academic and cultural boycott aspects of BDS.

The BNC, including PACBI, is committed to freedom of expression as stipulated in the United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and as such rejects, on principle, boycotts of individuals based on their opinion or identity (such as citizenship, race, gender, or religion).  

Click here for list of key PACBI guidelines and policy documents


PACBI Statement

A desperate attempt to divert attention from its shameful acceptance of Israel's sponsorship and its resultant complicity in whitewashing Israel's regime of occupation and apartheid.

August 17, 2017
PACBI Statement

As in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa, a regime of oppression and racism should never be welcomed in cultural spaces under the pretext of oppeness and inclusion. 

PACBI Statement

"We call on creative writers and artists to support our Palestinian and Israeli colleagues by endors

PACBI Statement

Palestinians urge Radiohead to cancel their 19 July concert in Israel and respect the cultural boycott picket line.

Please sign petition: 

PACBI Statement

Palestinian artists, cultural organizations and human rights supporters welcome the Australian-British singer Natalie Imbruglia’s cancellation of her March performance in Tel Aviv.

February 14, 2017

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