Anthropologists for the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions

The Patience of Activism

The Patience of Activism

by Roberto J. González This essay is part of a series commemorating the 50th anniversary of the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip Among the many reactions following last year’s vote on the American Anthropological Association’s BDS resolution, there was one that was particularly shortsighted–namely, the idea that somehow the ballot marked a significant […]

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How We Came So Close, and Why Victory is in Sight

How We Came So Close, and Why Victory is in Sight

by Daniel Segal This essay is part of a series commemorating the 50th anniversary of the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip More than ever, the world needs to find potent, non-violent means to achieve social justice and peace in Palestine-Israel.  And more than ever, those of us who are citizens of the […]

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#AnthroBoycott, Anti-Capitalism, Articulation

#AnthroBoycott, Anti-Capitalism, Articulation

by Ahmed Kanna This essay is part of a series commemorating the 50th anniversary of the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip What lessons does the short history of #AnthroBoycott hold for our organizing efforts in the future and what’s our place in the larger Trumpian moment?  That the boycott of Israeli academic […]

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Why Jewish Anthropologists Should Support the Boycott

Why Jewish Anthropologists Should Support the Boycott

by Les Field This essay is part of a series commemorating the 50th anniversary of the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip In June 2017 the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza will pass the fifty year mark, and the “two-state solution,” an illusion that for years has received life support […]

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Insecure Exchanges

Insecure Exchanges

by Rhoda Kanaaneh This essay is part of a series commemorating the 50th anniversary of the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip   I was born in the Palestinian village of Arrabeh but have spent most of the last twenty odd years in New York in the United States. My two homes are geographically […]

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Looking Back, Looking Ahead: Anthropologists Reflect on the Struggle for Boycott and a Half-Century of Israeli Occupation

Looking Back, Looking Ahead: Anthropologists Reflect on the Struggle for Boycott and a Half-Century of Israeli Occupation

June 2017 marks fifty years since the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, a watershed event that consolidated and extended the 1948 ethnic cleansing of Palestine. After a half century of deepening colonization and apartheid, the “two state solution” that has long been proposed as a way to resolve the conflict appears […]

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Support Democracy in the AAA. Vote Today!

Support Democracy in the AAA. Vote Today!

Members of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) recently received a series of emails from third-party pressure groups, urging them to vote against supporters of the boycott of Israeli institutions in the elections for the organization’s officers. Boycott opponents are using outside support to try and meddle in the organization’s democratic process. We hope that members will ignore this […]

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Voting for Boycott Supporters in AAA Elections

Voting for Boycott Supporters in AAA Elections

Voting for elections in the American Anthropological Association (AAA) has opened and closes 31 May 2017 5:00 PM (GMT -05:00) Eastern Time. Below is the list of candidates we are endorsing as people who stand in solidarity with Palestinians and who are public signatories to the pledge for academic boycott of Israeli academic institutions.

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Anthroboycott Calls on the AAA to Condemn New Israeli Anti-Boycott Law

Anthroboycott Calls on the AAA to Condemn New Israeli Anti-Boycott Law

Anthropologists for the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions calls on the American Anthropological Association (AAA) to condemn the “Entry to Israel Act, Denial of Visa to Non-Residents Who Knowingly Call for a Boycott on Israel” bill, which passed the Israeli Knesset on March 6th, 2017. This new legislation bars entry to anyone who supports Palestinian […]

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Supporting the Call to Boycott U.S. Academic Conferences

Supporting the Call to Boycott U.S. Academic Conferences

Anthropologists for the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions endorses the call for an academic boycott of international conferences held in the United States, acting in solidarity with those affected by the U.S. government’s recent anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim measures. We endorse this boycott because it is a concrete tactic for putting pressure on the unjust regimes under which we […]

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World Archaeological Congress Speaks Out on Palestine

World Archaeological Congress Speaks Out on Palestine

The Eighth World Archaeological Congress (WAC-8) recently published a resolution it adopted in Kyoto earlier this year pertaining to Palestine. More than 1,600 colleagues coming from 83 countries participated in the Congress. Resolution 13: Archaeology and Cultural Heritage in the Palestinian Occupied TerritoriesProposed at WAC-8 by Koji Mizoguchi, Akram Ijla, Ghattas Sayej, Chemi Shiff and Brian Boyd […]

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#Anthroboycott Welcomes Motions Passed at 2016 AAA Business Meeting

#Anthroboycott Welcomes Motions Passed at 2016 AAA Business Meeting

Anthropologists for the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions welcomes the passing of three motions at the Business Meeting of the American Anthropological Association on 18 November 2016. The first motion asks the AAA to condemn the post-election climate of hostility that threatens the personal and intellectual diversity of our community. The second called for the […]

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#AAA2016: Anthroboycott, BLM, NoDAPL, and More!

#AAA2016: Anthroboycott, BLM, NoDAPL, and More!

At this year’s Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, we are sponsoring two events to educate colleagues about the boycott of Israeli academic institutions. Details on our events are below. We are also including information about some important panels pertaining to the movements for Black Lives, Indigenous Sovereignty, and refugee rights. We have not […]

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100 Days of Silence: Why the Academic Boycott Is Still the Best Way for Anthropologists to Support Justice in Palestine

100 Days of Silence: Why the Academic Boycott Is Still the Best Way for Anthropologists to Support Justice in Palestine

One hundred days ago, the American Anthropological Association (AAA) censured Israel for its systematic human rights abuses and violations of academic freedom. The lack of any discernible impact since then shows why a boycott of Israeli academic institutions remains the best way for the Association to concretely support justice in Palestine/Israel. The Association censured Israel after […]

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Fact Sheet: Israel’s Ongoing Violence Against Palestinian Academia

Fact Sheet: Israel’s Ongoing Violence Against Palestinian Academia

Since the narrow defeat of the AAA Resolution 100 days ago, the Israeli state has intensified its flagrant violations of Palestinians’ basic human rights, including attacks on academic freedom. These routine violations include: Attacks on the basic functioning of Palestinian universities Banning Dr. Adam Hanieh, Senior Lecturer at the School of Oriental & African Studies […]

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The Struggle Continues: Campaign for Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions Undeterred by American Anthropological Association Vote

The Struggle Continues: Campaign for Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions Undeterred by American Anthropological Association Vote

Anthropologists for the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions vowed to continue its campaign after a resolution to boycott Israeli academic institutions that was under consideration by the American Anthropological Association (AAA) narrowly missed adoption by a razor-thin margin of 39 votes, 2,423-2,384 (50.4%-49.6%). Over a six-week period this spring, the AAA’s members were invited to vote by e-mail on the resolution, with turnout […]

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