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

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Palestinians express gratitude to Algerian Fethi Nourine and Sudanese Mohamed Abdalrasool, and all athletes taking principled stands against Israeli apartheid and all forms of racism at the Olympics and across all sports.

Action Alert
FC Barcelona conditioned the match on not playing in Jerusalem. Beitar refused, confirming this really was all about politics. The Barcelona match is off. Let’s urge Atlético Madrid and Inter Milan to cancel their match!
Update

Among the teams calling on European clubs to cancel their friendlies in apartheid Israel is Balata FC, whose promising young player, 16-year-old Said Odeh, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers in early May.

Action Alert

Just a few kilometers away from where Palestinians are struggling in occupied East Jerusalem, Puma maintains its support for Israeli apartheid. Tell Puma: Supporting Israeli apartheid and ethnic cleansing is a very bad look!

Update

Leaked internal communications show Puma is shamefully using information it knows to be false to reassure its own partners and brand ambassadors who are rightly alarmed over its support for Israeli apartheid.

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