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

Fans at Belgian festival had called on the Mexican duo to skip apartheid Tel Aviv

PACBI Statement

Contractual political strings obligate filmmakers to ignore apartheid and ethnic cleansing

Action Alert

Sign up for the next Boycott PUMA Global Day of action as we pledge #NoRestForPUMA in support of Palestinian teams refusing to remain silent about Israel's apartheid regime and corporations like PUMA that support it. 

Action Alert
Join Palestinian clubs, whose players have lost lives and limbs to Israeli soldiers and military assaults, in urging international football teams not to play matches in apartheid Israel.

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