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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Join the discussion with students and academics organizing against Israeli apartheid as well as against privatization, climate catastrophe, racism, sexism and militarization of campuses.

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Rather than abiding by its stated commitment to human rights and ending all activity in illegal Israeli settlements, Puma has repeatedly attempted to distance itself or justify its actions.

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Thousands of artists worldwide have publicly endorsed the cultural boycott of Israel. Find a pledge near you or in your field.

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While claiming to be “independent of any political agenda”, organiser Oleh! Records boasts of “developing long term objectives and programs for the Israeli Foreign Ministry" and that their “activity directly counters BDS and cultural boycott of Israel”.

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