Three UC Campuses Sponsor Boycott Event, Violate State Law and University Policy

Incident: Three University of California campuses appear to have violated university policy and state law when they used taxpayer dollars to sponsor events featuring Omar Barghouti, the founder and most vocal advocate of the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel. UC Faculty and departments were instrumental in bringing, sponsoring and funding Barghouti to speak on their campuses.

AMCHA’s Response: We have written several UC administrators, drawing attention to the Regents Policy on Course Content, CA Education Code, and CA Government Code.


Write to the Regents at and urge them to investigate events and publicize results.

AMCHA Initiative aggressively monitors campuses across the United States for antisemitic activity. The recent victories in the fight against antisemitism, where more than 210 university leaders across the country have deemed the academic boycott a violation of academic freedom and antithetical to the very mission of a university, and 134 members of Congress have denounced the boycott, have been outstanding.