Mission Statement: As historians based in the US, a country which has played a significant role in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, we have come together to work to educate ourselves, the profession, and the general public to counter the misinformation and censorship of ideas by opening space for critical debate rooted in scholarly expertise. We will work together to challenge the Israeli occupation of Palestine, and US support for that occupation. We seek to mobilize people to take action to counter censorship and suppression of academic freedom in universities in the US, as well as to take actions to promote a just resolution of the conflict, in accordance with the demands of the Palestinian people as anchored in international law and norms of justice.
Updates on Palestine
Palestinian and Arab intellectuals on the IHRA definition of antisemitismNovember 29, 2020
Palestinian rights and the IHRA definition of antisemitism "Antisemitism must…Read More
Call for action: California Ethnic Studies and PalestineJuly 29, 2020
As the California Department of Education (CDE) works to finalize…Read More
H-PAD Urges Chancellor Blank to support Professor Samer AlatoutJune 19, 2020
Professor Samer Alatout of the Department of Community & Environmental…Read More
Israeli training of US police forces.June 8, 2020
In the context of the ongoing events in the US,…Read More
An AIPAC Loss in IllinoisMarch 23, 2020
An AIPAC Loss in Illinois https://mondoweiss.net/2020/03/an-aipac-loss-in-illinois/?utm_source=mailpoet&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=the-shift-newsletterRead More
Defend the Right to Education
A Response to the AAF: Who is Really for Academic Freedom?
Resources for AHA Resolution – Printable
Supporting Materials – Resolutions on the Protection Palestinians’ Right to Education
H-PAD’s Resolutions on Right to Education at the AHA
Please support our efforts!
Although we succeeded in this effort, continuing the effort will require your support.
- Attend the AHA business meeting Sunday January 5, 2020 at 5pm and vote.
- Encourage other AHA members to do the same.
There is a lot of work to be done and we would appreciate it if you could join us. If you are interested in becoming part of the working group please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Palestine at Previous AHA Meetings
Members of this organization have attempted to promote this resolution in previous years. Learn more about it at The HAWblog.
See also videos of the discussion in a roundtable “What Is the Responsibility of Historians Regarding the Israel-Palestine Conflict,” at the 2015 AHA Annual Meeting, which was held in support of the resolution:
To contact the Palestine Working Group: