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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The internationally renowned Palestinian feminist scholar was arrested by Israeli forces in occupied Jerusalem. 

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Pitzer became the first US higher education institution whose highest governance body voted by an overwhelming majority for a full academic boycott of all complicit Israeli universities. Shamefully, the Pitzer president undemocratically vetoed the motion.

Action Alert

Palestinians call for more protests than ever against the participation of the Israeli government-sponsored team in the Giro d’Italia and the Tour de France cycling races this year. Let’s make sure the road is closed to genocide.

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The University of Haifa has provided equipment to Israeli soldiers carrying out the #GazaGenocide, hosts three Israeli military colleges, and the Israeli military base of Glilot is an extension of the university.

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The contest has refused to ban Israel despite its genocide against 2.3 million Palestinians in Gaza

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pacbi@bdsmovement.net

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