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. 



"Israel Calling" participants will literally cover up the ethnic cleansing of Indigenous Palestinians


The Brit and Grammy award winning artist is scheduled to perform at the Summer in the City Festival in apartheid Tel Aviv on May 31. Palestinians are calling on them to withdraw.


Solidarity with Palestinians living under Israel’s apartheid regime is urgently needed.


Nobel laureate says majority of participants “would not want to cross lines of peaceful protestors or signal tacit support to the actions of the Netanyahu government”


1,300 Israeli artists and academics hypocritically call for the same, having fought BDS for years

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