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Brooklyn Book Festival Participants Sign Petition Denouncing Israeli Government Funding

PACBI - Ven, 26/09/2014 - 15:01
-In response to the Israeli consulate’s sponsorship of a panel discussion at the Brooklyn Book Festival, Adalah-NY has released an open letter and petition denouncing the funding as a violation of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.
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Open Letter to the Brooklyn Book Festival re Israeli Sponsorship

PACBI - Ven, 26/09/2014 - 15:01
-Tell the Brooklyn Book Festival to no longer accept partnerships with the Israeli government or complicit institutions.
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Mantashe tells ANC officials to boycott Israel

PACBI - Ven, 26/09/2014 - 15:01
-AFRICAN National Congress (ANC) members and leaders should not travel to Israel as the party is in solidarity with the people of Palestine, ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe said on Monday.
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Petition to oppose the agreement between the École Polytechnique and the Technion

PACBI - Ven, 26/09/2014 - 15:01
-If you are an academic (active or retired) you can sign the petition. Your signature will appear on the list of signatories. Students and alumni of the École Polytechnique can also endorse the petition.
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Victory for BDS campaign as UEFA decides against Jerusalem tournament bid

PACBI - Ven, 26/09/2014 - 15:01
-The Union of European Football Associations has rejected an Israeli bid to host games during the 2020 European Championships. The decision follows a campaign by Palestinian sports teams and campaign groups and activists across Europe.
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Steven Salaita Speaks About His Termination

PACBI - Ven, 26/09/2014 - 15:01
-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 - Ven, 26/09/2014 - 15:01
-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 - Ven, 26/09/2014 - 15:01
-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 - Ven, 26/09/2014 - 15:01
-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 - Ven, 26/09/2014 - 15:01
-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 - Ven, 26/09/2014 - 15:01
-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 - Ven, 26/09/2014 - 15:01
-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 - Ven, 26/09/2014 - 15:01
-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 - Ven, 26/09/2014 - 15:01
-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 - Ven, 26/09/2014 - 15:01
-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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PACBI Guidelines for the International Cultural Boycott of Israel (Revised July 2014)

PACBI - Ven, 26/09/2014 - 15:01
-PACBI lays out below unambiguous, consistent and coherent criteria and guidelines that specifically address the nuances and particularities inthe field of culture.
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Irish Artists’ Pledge to Boycott Israel reaches 500 signatures

PACBI - Ven, 26/09/2014 - 15:01
-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 - Ven, 26/09/2014 - 15:01
-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 - Ven, 26/09/2014 - 15:01
-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 - Ven, 26/09/2014 - 15:01
-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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