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The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic & Cultural Boycott of Israel welcomes the news that four Norwegian universities have suspended ties with complicit Israeli universities over Israel’s #GazaGenocide. This is what Palestinians, including universities and faculty unions, are calling for as the most effective means of solidarity.

More than 300 Palestinian sports teams are calling to ban Israel from the Olympics over its genocide against Palestinians in Gaza. As sports journalist Dave Zirin said, “the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will not act unless we make it.” So let’s make it.

We welcome the groundbreaking call of the 12-member West Asian Football Federation (WAFF) for FIFA to “isolat[e] the Israeli Football Association from all football-related activities” over Israel’s #GazaGenocide.

Dear members of the Board of Directors of the Flemish Interuniversity Council (VLIR),

This year, Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) comes weeks after the International Court of Justice (ICJ) dealt apartheid Israel a historic defeat by finding that Israel is plausibly perpetrating genocide against the 2.3 million Palestinians in the occupied and besieged Gaza Strip. This decision triggers legal responsibilities for all states to end all complicity and to prevent genocide.

This year, Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) comes weeks after the International Court of Justice (ICJ) dealt apartheid Israel a historic defeat by finding that Israel is plausibly perpetrating genocide against the 2.3 million Palestinians in the occupied and besieged Gaza Strip. This decision triggers legal responsibilities for all states to end all complicity and to prevent genocide.

To FIFA, FIBA, International Olympics Committee, and all other global and European sports governing bodies

Historic legal defeat for Israel! The International Court of Justice (ICJ) rules that Israel is plausibly committing genocide against 2.3 million Palestinians in the occupied and besieged Gaza Strip and orders Israel to stop any and all genocidal acts.

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) today made history. It confirmed the plausibility of South Africa's charge under the Genocide Convention that “Israel has engaged in, is engaging in and risks further engaging in genocidal acts against the Palestinian people in Gaza.” It orders Israel to prevent any genocidal act, to stop its military from committing such acts, and to ensure the provision of the entry into the occupied and besieged Gaza Strip of food, water, medicine and other humanitarian needs.

The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) and the Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate call on the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) to ban Israel from the Eurovision Song Contest – the world’s biggest live music event – or face widespread boycotts.  Israel, considered an apartheid state by major human rights organisations worldwide, is accused by South Africa, supported by tens of states, of genocide against Palestinians in Gaza at the International Court of Justice. 

The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI), a founding member of the BDS movement, calls on conscientious people, organizations, and unions around the world not to engage with Standing Together, an Israeli normalization outfit that seeks to distract from and whitewash Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza.