Results for: Academic Boycott

Analysis

Shortly after the University of Johannesburg resuscitated an apartheid-era agreement with Ben Gurion University of Israel (BGU) in late 2009, colleagues at UJ who disagreed with this development sought an audience with an academic who was key to the envisioned joint water research project.

He responded by writing: "I am afraid I may not be helpful in this instance since I do not hold any particular view on the Israeli-Palestinian matter. My involvement is purely on a research basis as I am engaged in this project based on the expertise in water research at Ben Gurion University.

May 9, 2011
Analysis

Dear University of Arizona Community,

My visit to your university in Tucson earlier this month filled me with utmost joy and reverence, especially for the youth who are engaged in one of the most important struggles of our time—the right to education.

I was glad to hear of the “Right

May 9, 2011
BNC Statement

March 2011 was marked by major successes for the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, especially on the academic and cultural boycott front. There is much cause to celebrate, take stock of and continue to creatively and affectively mobilise around, based on the three basic and just demands of the BDS campaign. We hail BDS victories, knowing full well that they are the result of remarkable efforts by people of conscience around the world working tirelessly to support Palestinian human rights.

March 27, 2011
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In the News

Photo credit: Flikr user Joshua WanyamaA landmark victory was achieved today in South Africa for the international boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign of Israel.

March 23, 2011
BNC Statement

Occupied Ramallah, March 23, 2011

The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI), representing a wide spectrum in the Palestinian academy, salutes our South African colleagues at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) for their principled support for the cause of justice in Palestine by upholding the 29 September 2010 UJ Senate resolution to sever its links with BGU [1].  The UJ press release notes that:

In a protracted and

March 23, 2011
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PACBI, the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel, recently released its March 2011 newsletter, with many informative updates and articles.

It is available here: http://pacbi.org/newsletter/march2011.php

This issues includes the latest regarding the decision by the University of Johannesburg to sever links with Ben Gurion University, an article by David Cronin on Israeli involvement in Eur

March 15, 2011
BNC Statement

Palestinians everywhere were jubilant when two of the most tyrannical regimes in the Arab world were overthrown by youth-initiated people’s revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt. Palestinian civil society has enthusiastically stood with both revolutions' demands for full freedom, rights, dignity, social justice, sustainable development, and emancipation from Western economic and political hegemony.

February 26, 2011
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BNC Statement

If 2010 witnessed an exceptional growth of the global BDS movement, especially in the cultural and consumer products fields, one of the main challenges facing the movement in 2011 will be to start putting into effect concrete boycott measures against Israeli universities and to further spread the artists’ boycott of Israel.

With world renowned artists, bands and writers refusing to perform, exhibit or speak in Israel, cultural boycott took off in 2010, especially following Israel’s bloody attack on the Freedom Flotilla.

December 30, 2010
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PACBI, the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel, recently released its December 2010 newsletter, with many informative updates and articles.

It is available here: http://www.pacbi.org/newsletter/december2010.php

The newsletter includes important editorials from PACBI on academic boycott in 2011 and from the BDS National Committee on the second anniversary of the war on Gaza.

December 30, 2010
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