PACBI

Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel
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-The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) appeals to you to withdraw your movie “Julieta” from the opening night of the so-called Jerusalem Film Festival, a clearly complicit Israeli festival taking place on July 7-17, 2016. The absolute majority in Palestinian civil society, including all the main filmmakers and artists, have called for a cultural boycott of complicit Israeli institutions until Israel respects the rights of Palestinians as stipulated in international law.
-According to the principles of journalistic ethics, the professional obligation to allow diverse opinions excludes views that promote hatred, racism, and racial discrimination, as these constitute the antithesis of pluralism, democracy and human rights.
-Occupied Jerusalem --The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) salutes the Centre of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) in South Africa for taking the principled decision to cancel its participation at the International Network of Genocide Scholars (INoGS) conference next week (26-29 June) at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
- Pressure has continued to mount on organizers of a major international conference on genocide to move the venue from Jerusalem. But organizers and sponsors have ignored or rebuffed the appeals from hundreds of scholars, dozens of civil society groups and at least one former UN human rights official. A current UN official, the special advisor to the secretary general on genocide, is scheduled to speak at the conference.
-The human rights and Palestine solidarity organisation BDS South Africa welcomes the withdrawal by the Centre of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) from an upcoming conference in Israel. The prominent South African human rights organization, the CSVR, was scheduled to participate at the upcoming International Network of Genocide Scholars (INoGS) conference at Israel's Hebrew University between the 26th and 29th of June 2016.
-We are writing to express our deep concern at your scheduled participation in the International Network of Genocide Scholars (INoGS) conference in Jerusalem next month. The conference will take place in at Hebrew University, which operates facilities in an illegal Israeli settlement. The sponsoring five Israeli universities are deeply complicit in serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law.
-Today’s decision by Listowel Writers’ Week Festival to refuse funding from the Israeli Embassy in Ireland has been welcomed by artists, human rights campaigners and Palestine solidarity activists in Ireland, and is being hailed as victory for the growing Palestinian-led global Boycott, Divestment and Sanction (BDS) movement.
-The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) is deeply disappointed to learn that you are scheduled to perform in Rishon Lezion on 8th June, 2016, while Israel continues with its oppression against the Palestinian people. [1] Ethnic cleansing of Palestinian communities in Jerusalem, the Naqab (Negev) and the Jordan Valley, building of illegal colonies on occupied Palestinian land, and ongoing medieval siege of 1.8 million Palestinians in Gaza are among the direst aspects of this regime of oppression. We urge you not to associate with this regime of oppression by cancelling your scheduled concert in Israel.
-In a letter to the International Network of Genocide Scholars (INoGS), 270 academics from 19 countries have called for the cancellation of the 5th Global Conference on Genocide taking place on 26-29 June at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
-This letter was sent to the organizers of the INoGS conference on May, 3, 2016. To add your signature to the letter, click here.
-Prof. Catherine Hall of University College London says she declined to accept the Dan David Prize 'after many discussions with those who are deeply involved with the politics of Israel-Palestine.'
-The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) calls on you to cancel your concert in Tel Aviv scheduled for July 30, 2016. We ask you to respect our picket line and join hundreds of artists from around the world who have refused to perform in Israel as long as it continues to deny human rights to Palestinians in defiance of international law.
-Occupied Jerusalem, March 26, 2016--The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) calls on the German government and the Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities to refrain from collaborating with the Israeli government and its complicit institutions in piecing together parts of the Dead Sea scroll.
-Over the past several months, Israeli military forces entered Palestinian universities, fired live ammunition, and tear gassed and injured students. At Palestine Technical University- Kadoorie University in Tulkarem in the West Bank, the Israeli military invaded the campus and injured nine Palestinian students. Israeli soldiers also entered Birzeit University on January 11 and closed the gates of this important center of Palestinian higher education. The soldiers went door to door in the dormitories, harassing the students before abducting Aseed al-Banna, a Student Senate member. The Syndicate of the Palestinian Universities Union has denounced these ongoing incursions and assaults on the right to education. This is the environment in which Palestinian students and scholars must work as they try to teach and study under Israeli occupation.
-Occupied Jerusalem, March 16, 2016 -- The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) urges UN officials, academic associations and scholars to boycott the 2016 conference of the International Network of Genocide Scholars (INoGS). The conference is sponsored by five deeply complicit Israeli academic institutions and scheduled to be convened from June 26-29 at the Mt. Scopus campus of the Hebrew University, which is partially built on stolen Palestinian land in occupied East Jerusalem.
-Occupied Palestine, 8 March 2016 -- The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) calls on the Edinburgh International Festival (EIF) and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to reject funding from, and cooperation with, the Israeli government and its complicit institutions. Israel’s repressive colonial policies spare no aspect of Palestinian life, including culture. Nowhere is this more evident than in occupied Jerusalem where Israel’s ongoing attacks on Palestinian cultural life are part and parcel of its efforts to ethnically cleanse native Palestinian Jerusalemites by making their lives unbearable.
-We, the Palestinian Students’ Campaign for the Academic Boycott of Israel (PSCABI), representing the overwhelming majority of student blocs at Palestinian universities, salute and support the McGill BDS Action Network. We call on our peers at McGill University to vote “Yes” to the proposed divestment motion. As students and youth in the besieged Gaza Strip, we experience Apartheid Israel’s atrocious crimes on a daily basis. Palestinians in Gaza have been subjugated to a brutal, medieval siege since 2007, during which Israel launched three wars in 2009, 2012 and 2014, in which L-3 Communications is complicit. The UN and leading human rights organizations have accused Israel of committing war crimes during these assaults.
-Over the past month, Israeli military forces entered Palestinian universities, fired live ammunition, and tear gassed and injured students. At Palestine Technical University- Kadoorie University in Tulkarem in the West Bank, the Israeli military invaded the campus and injured nine Palestinian students. Israeli soldiers also entered Birzeit University on January 11 and closed the gates of this important center of Palestinian higher education. The soldiers went door to door in the dormitories, harassing the students before abducting Aseed al-Banna, a Student Senate member. The Syndicate of the Palestinian Universities Union has denounced these ongoing incursions and assaults on the right to education. Such is the context for Palestinian students and scholars, trying their best to work under Israeli occupation and under fire.
-The human rights and Palestine solidarity organisation BDS South Africa welcomes news of the cancellation of an upcoming water conference that was to be hosted by the prominent South African weekly, the Mail & Guardian, which would have had the Israeli Ambassador Arthur Lenk as a panellist. We furthermore welcome a) the pledge by some of the sponsors and organisers that if ever a similar event is organised in future that it will not include the Israeli Ambassador to South Africa; and b) the assertion by South Africa’s Ministry of Water Affairs and Sanitation that it had nothing to do with the conference in the first instance.
-Palestinian human rights activists are calling on Oscar nominees not to accept travel vouchers supplied by the Israeli government as part of the gift bag that will be given to the nominees in the acting and directing categories. A statement from the Israeli ministry of tourism boasted that its initiative is a chance to have “leading opinion-formers” share their visit “among millions of fans and followers”. Omar Barghouti from the Palestinian BDS National Committee, the largest coalition of Palestinian civil society organisations that leads the international Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, said: “There are no Hunger Games in Gaza but there is real hunger, and it is induced by years of Israeli occupation and siege. We hope Oscar nominees will take the moral path of rejecting this free propaganda gift from Capitol while its brutal troops and settlers burn and colonize our District 12.”

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