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

Update

#BoycottPuma was trending on social media, with a Twitter reach of 9 million, which has since nearly doubled to 17 million. Until PUMA ends its support for Israeli apartheid, the Palestinian-led boycott campaign is only destined to grow.

Action Alert

As groups from New Zealand to South Africa to North America prepare for the #BoycottPUMA Global Day of Action and PUMA’s celebrity ambassadors and business partners raise ethical concerns, join nearly 60,000 people calling on PUMA to end its support for Israeli apartheid.

Update

Palestinians urge triathletes to boycott the IRONMAN 70.3 triathlon competition in apartheid Israel in the spirit of “fair play, equality, and sportsmanship” that IRONMAN claims to promote.

Update

Inside and outside the Denmark - Israel football match, demonstrators denounced Israel's attacks on Palestinian sports and its use of football to sports-wash its oppression of Palestinians.

Action Alert

As Palestinians continue to struggle against Israel’s illegal land grabs, and companies like Ben & Jerry’s pledge to end involvement in illegal Israeli settlements, it’s time for all of us to step up the pressure on Puma to end support for Israeli apartheid.

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