(January 8, 2020 / JNS) Two anti-Israel resolutions were rejected at the American Historical Association’s annual meeting on Sunday in New York.
Introduced by academics affiliated with the group Historians for Peace and Democracy (H-PAD) and supported by 104 signatories, the measures were the only ones related to foreign policy.
While the measures don’t call for a boycott of the Jewish state, they do accuse it of restricting students and faculty from abroad from visiting or studying at Palestinian universities, in addition to “acts of violence and intimidation by the State of Israel against Palestinian researchers and their archival collections, acts which can destroy Palestinians’ sense of historical identity, as well as the historical record itself.”
The first resolution failed with a tally of 80 against, 41 in favor and one abstention. The second resolution was rejected with 61 against, 36 supporting and three abstentions, reported The Algemeiner, citing several meeting participants.
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