Sydney Staff for BDS  – University of Sydney Academic Boycott
Academic BDS pledge
See list of University of Sydney staff signatories to this pledge here

In response to the call from Palestinian civil society, including Palestinian academics and students, for an institutional academic boycott of Israel, and in recognition of Israeli universities’ key role in enabling ongoing Israeli oppression of Palestinians, we undertake not to engage in any professional association with Israeli academic, research or government institutions, or collaborate professionally in any way with those institutions’ leaders, until Israel complies with international law and elementary principles of human rights by

  • ending its illegal occupation and annexation of internationally recognized Palestinian territory as defined by the UN;
  • granting full equality before the law to Palestinian citizens of Israel; and
  • recognizing the right of Palestinians to return to the land from which they have been and continue to be expelled.

We note that while this commits us to fully breaking ties with Israeli academic institutions, it does not preclude continuing collaboration with individual Israeli researchers who do not occupy leadership roles in them. We look forward to a time when Israel is prepared to negotiate seriously and in good faith with Palestinians, and civil society actions like the boycott are no longer necessary.

University of Wollongong
Academic BDS pledge
See list of University of Wollongong staff signatories to this pledge here 

In response to the call from Palestinian civil society, including Palestinian academics and students, for an institutional academic boycott of Israel, and in recognition of Israeli universities’ key role in enabling ongoing Israeli oppression of Palestinians, we undertake not to engage in any professional association with Israeli academic, research or government institutions, or collaborate professionally in any way with those institutions’ leaders, until Israel complies with international law and elementary principles of human rights by:

  • ending its illegal occupation and annexation of internationally recognized Palestinian territory as defined by the UN;
  • granting full equality before the law to Palestinian citizens of Israel; and
  • recognizing the right of Palestinians to return to the land from which they have been and continue to be expelled.

We note that while this commits us to fully breaking ties with Israeli academic institutions, it does not preclude continuing collaboration with individual Israeli researchers who do not occupy leadership roles in them. We look forward to a time when Israel is prepared to negotiate seriously and in good faith with Palestinians, and civil society actions like the boycott are no longer necessary.