The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies at Bar-Ilan University illustrates just why Palestinian academics and civil society call for a boycott of Israeli academic institutions. In paid advertising on Facebook, the Begin-Sadat Center openly advocates for generating increased “hopelessness” among Palestinians, who already live under Israel's regime of military occupation, oppression and apartheid in which Israeli universities are deeply complicit.
The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) welcomes the decision by Honda to cancel an Israeli government-sponsored Moto GP race, following a campaign from BDS organisers in Japan and around the world. The race was due to take place in an illegal settlement in the occupied Palestinian territory, then relocated to a city in the Naqab, where indigenous Palestinian Bedouin communities are systematically being ethnically cleansed from their homeland to make room for Jewish-only settlements.
The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) warmly salutes Pitzer College faculty, students and staff for their overwhelming vote (67-28) to suspend the study abroad program with Haifa University over Israel’s discriminatory policies against Palestinians and those supporting Palestinian human rights.
March 18, 2019 — The 15th annual Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW), the largest global boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) mobilization for Palestinian rights, opens today with more than 80 events in 40 cities across Europe, North America and Palestine, featuring protests, lectures, film screenings, and cultural events. IAW is expected to be held in more than 200 cities worldwide.
Based on the UN’s World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) affirmation in its statutes that it fundamentally aims at “the promotion and development of tourism with a view to contributing to [...] universal respect for, and observance of, human rights and fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, sex, language or religion”;
The 15th Annual Israeli Apartheid Week of actions will take place all around the world between March 18th and April 8th 2019 under the theme “Stop Arming Colonialism”
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By Andrew Rettman BRUSSELS, February 1 Palestinians in the West Bank face "systematic legal discrimination" by Israel, EU diplomats have said in a confidential report seen by EUobserver. It is equivalent to the old "apartheid" regime for blacks in South Africa, a former Israeli diplomat said, but Israel is, just like violent settlers in Palestine, getting away with "impunity".
On Monday, in a victory for the American Studies Association (ASA) and the right to boycott, a district court in Washington D.C. dismissed a lawsuit seeking to deter academic associations from adopting boycotts for Palestinian rights. In dismissing the lawsuit, the court held that “nowhere” could the plaintiffs, who opposed the boycott, explain how they were injured by the boycott. An injury is a necessary requirement for the lawsuit to go forward.
The Palestinian Federation of Unions of University Professors and Employees (PFUUPE) supports the faculty at Pitzer College calling to suspend a complicit study abroad program in Israel over its discriminatory practices. PFUUPE, which represents more than 6,000 Palestinian university staff at 13 higher education institutions in the occupied Palestinian territory, commends our colleagues at Pitzer College for overwhelmingly supporting this principled stand for Palestinian human rights and for equality.
January 29, 2019—More than 60 queer and trans liberation organizations from nearly 20 countries across Europe and beyond are calling on global LGBTQIA communities to boycott the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Israel.