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. 



Palestinian rights supporters delivered a letter to PUMA’s CEO from players of the Palestinian football club Balata, whose player 16-year-old Saeed Odeh was gunned down by Israeli soldiers in May 2021 as PUMA shareholders met to talk about profits.


Santo Domingo International Book Fair has invited apartheid Israel as guest of honor

Action Alert
Players of Palestinian football club Balata wrote to the new CEO: PUMA has a choice. Join growing global consensus refusing complicity in Israeli apartheid, or continue to support a brutal apartheid regime that guns down young footballers.
Action Alert

Last year we pledged #NoRestForPUMA until it ends complicity in Israeli apartheid. We’re keeping that pledge. Groups in dozens of cities around the world will join the Boycott PUMA Global Day of Action. Make sure your group is one of them!


The venue the Malian musician will play, Barby, is notorious for upholding Israel's colonial violence

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