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. 



Nobel laureate says majority of participants “would not want to cross lines of peaceful protestors or signal tacit support to the actions of the Netanyahu government”


1,300 Israeli artists and academics hypocritically call for the same, having fought BDS for years


As Palestinians face Israel’s most racist, fundamentalist government to date, which is escalating the violent oppression that has dominated our lives for decades, we call on recipients to reject recognition from institutions so deeply complicit in the silencing and erasure of an entire population.


The widespread and ongoing Jewish Israeli protests are largely aimed at defending Israel’s supremacist settler democracy.


Palestinians call for protests as the top cycling races go our of their way reward apartheid Israel with special invitations to the Israeli government-sponsored team. 

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