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Steven Salaita Speaks About His Termination

PACBI - Sab, 20/09/2014 - 15:47
-Steven Salaita speaks publicly for the first time since his controversial and unceremonious firing by U of I Chancellor Phyllis Wise.
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U.S. Jewish group accused of McCarthyism after publishing list of pro-boycott professors

PACBI - Sab, 20/09/2014 - 15:47
-AMCHA advises Jewish students to check names 'before registering,' accuses academics of breaking law; religious Jewish prof asks to be included.
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Kitsch, death and god at Israel's Education Ministry

PACBI - Sab, 20/09/2014 - 15:47
-The Israeli education minister’s letter to the graduating class of 2014 is evidence of the fact that Israeli education is little more than an ongoing IDF preparatory course.
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Palestine Solidarity and Mass Mobilization

PACBI - Sab, 20/09/2014 - 15:47
-Omar Barghouti wrote in December 2013 that the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign "may well be reaching a tipping point." Barghouti is one of the founders of this movement to pressure Israel to recognize fundamental Palestinian rights.
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Civility By Any Other Name: Berkeley’s Faux Free Speech

PACBI - Sab, 20/09/2014 - 15:47
-Chancellor Nicholas Dirks released a statement on Friday, September 5th in anticipation of the commemoration of the Free Speech Movement (FSM). It is, after all, the fiftieth anniversary of that historic event for the Berkeley campus of the University of California.
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Israeli filmmaker works around boycott to reach U.K. film festival

PACBI - Sab, 20/09/2014 - 15:47
-An Israeli filmmaker's online appeal succeeded in raising money for him to attend a prestigious film festival in Britain, after festival organizers boycotted an offer by the Israeli embassy to cover his travel expenses.
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Did LA pro-Israel group conceal right-wing identity from Hollywood celebs and media?

PACBI - Sab, 20/09/2014 - 15:47
-New York, NY, September 2, 2014 - On August 23, the Los Angeles group Creative Community for Peace (CCFP) released a widely reported on statement in Billboard Magazine - “200 Hollywood Heavyweights Support Israel.” What was not reported is that CCFP is a “creative” front group for the right-wing, pro Israeli settler nonprofit StandWithUs, that has a close relationship with the Israeli
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São Paulo Biennale Curators Respond to Artists’ Demands to Refuse Israeli State Funding

PACBI - Sab, 20/09/2014 - 15:47
-We believe that the statement and demand by the artists should also be a trigger to think about the funding sources of major cultural events. In the 31st Bienal, much of the work seeks to show that struggles for justice in Brazil, Latin America and elsewhere in the world are connected. The idea of living in transformational times is fundamental to this Bienal, times when old patterns of behaviour are exhausted and long-held beliefs are questioned.
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Open Letter to the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation & Partners: Partnering with the Hebrew University and Receiving Support from the Israeli Embassy despite the Gaza Massacre go beyond Complicity

PACBI - Sab, 20/09/2014 - 15:47
-3 September 2014 – The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) calls on you to cancel your collaboration [1] with the Hebrew University in the program titled “Ancient Greek Drama: Influences and Contemporary Approaches,” due to the University’s deep complicity in Israel’s occupation and violation of human rights, and to reject any support from the Embassy of Israel in Athens, particularly in light of the grave war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by Israel against Palestinians in Gaza.
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Bristol film festival refuses Israeli Embassy funding

PACBI - Sab, 20/09/2014 - 15:47
-A Bristol film festival has refused funding from the Israeli Embassy to cover travel costs for Israeli filmmakers, due to the Gaza situation.
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Irish Artists’ Pledge to Boycott Israel reaches 500 signatures

PACBI - Sab, 20/09/2014 - 15:47
-The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign’s “Irish Artists’ Pledge to Boycott Israel”, described by the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) as “a ground-breaking initiative”, has just notched up its 500th signatory. This is a significant milestone for such a small country, and includes creative and performing artists residing all over the island of Ireland.
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Israeli universities’ response to Gaza war may justify an academic boycott

PACBI - Sab, 20/09/2014 - 15:47
-Attempts by Israeli universities to punish students and faculty who protested against the Gaza war were a profound challenge to those, like me, who had opposed the boycott of Israeli academia.
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Cinema boycott - take two

PACBI - Sab, 20/09/2014 - 15:47
-Two Israeli film-makers have been denied funding to attend a prestigious festival in Britain because of a boycott. Yoav Hornung and Niv Shpigel have directed films due to be shown at the Encounters festival in Bristol in September. But neither will be able to attend the screenings because money offered by the Israeli embassy to pay for their travel has been rejected.
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Philosophers and political theorists for a boycott of Israel

PACBI - Sab, 20/09/2014 - 15:47
-After over a month of bombardment by the Israeli state, close to 2000 Palestinians are dead – the overwhelming majority of them civilians. This includes 408 children by the last UN count, a figure which is almost certain to rise as the assault continues, and as survivors sift through the wreckage.
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Anti-war academics hold conference at Tel Aviv University

PACBI - Sab, 20/09/2014 - 15:47
- In response to Tel Aviv University’s recent letter “embrac[ing] the security forces” and threatening disciplinary action against students and employees expressing “hurtful and extremist statements” in social media, the university’s social science department held a conference before a packed hall this week titled, “How to think about the war.”
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Holocaust survivors condemn Israel for 'Gaza massacre,' call for boycott

PACBI - Sab, 20/09/2014 - 15:47
-In response to Elie Wiesel advertisement comparing Hamas to Nazis, 327 Jewish Holocaust survivors and descendants publish New York Times ad accusing Israel of 'ongoing massacre of the Palestinian people.'
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Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters: Why moral perversity of U.S. position in Gaza is stunning

PACBI - Sab, 20/09/2014 - 15:47
-The carnage in Gaza continues after the latest collapse of cease-fire talks and over four weeks of asymmetrical bombardment by Israel. With the death of more than 2,000 Palestinians, and the displacement of hundreds of thousands more, the complicity of the American government has been exposed to the world as never before. Yet the mantra repeated ad nauseam by the U.S. government and media alike remains the same: Israel has a right to defend itself.
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I am an Arab, Palestinian and citizen of Israel - I have the right to define my own identity

PACBI - Sab, 20/09/2014 - 15:47
-The State of Israel never accepted us as citizens with equal rights, writes filmmaker Suha Arraf. From the day the state was established, we were marked as the enemy and treated with racial discrimination in all areas of life. Why, then, am I expected to represent Israel with pride?
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Ken Loach calls for Israel boycott

PACBI - Sab, 20/09/2014 - 15:47
-Honouring two Palestinian filmmakers at the Sarajevo Film Festival, British director Ken Loach branded the US as a “bully” and said cultural happenings supported by the Israeli state should be boycotted.
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PACBI Salutes All People of Conscience who Have Recently Adopted BDS: Accelerate the Boycott! End Israeli Colonialism and Genocidal Aggression!

PACBI - Sab, 20/09/2014 - 15:47
-Occupied Palestine, 21 August 2014 -- The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) salutes the growing number of academic associations, professional organizations, scholars, artists, political leaders and movements that have joined the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement since Israel’s genocidal onslaught against the 1.8 million Palestinians in the occupied and besieged Gaza Strip began on July 8, 2014.
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