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 a list of key PACBI guidelines and policy documents. 

Click here for a list of pledges by artists supporting the cultural boycott of Israel. 

LATEST PACBI STATEMENTS

Action Alert

From Black Friday to Cyber Monday, join the meme-a-thon to let Puma know there is no room in your shopping cart for Israel’s violations of Palestinian rights.

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Puma's support for Israel's military occupation and apartheid regime makes it the... Worst. Gift. Ever. Join groups across the world for the fourth day of action protesting Puma's support for Israel's illegal settlements on stolen Palestinian land, December 12.

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Filmmakers representing more than half the Brazilian short films have withdrawn their films in response to the call from Palestinian queers to boycott TLVFest over its role in pinkwashing Israel's crimes.

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Queer filmmakers stand in solidarity with queer Palestinians calling to boycott TLVFest over its role in pinkwashing Israel's crimes. A webinar coinciding with TLVFest opening night features filmmakers joining Queer Cinema for Palestine.

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Join the discussion with students and academics organizing against Israeli apartheid as well as against privatization, climate catastrophe, racism, sexism and militarization of campuses.

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