Palestine Working Group

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 antisemitism

November 29, 2020

Palestinian rights and the IHRA definition of antisemitism "Antisemitism must…

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Call for action: California Ethnic Studies and Palestine

July 29, 2020

As the California Department of Education (CDE) works to finalize…

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Professor Samer Alatout

H-PAD Urges Chancellor Blank to support Professor Samer Alatout

June 19, 2020

Professor Samer Alatout of the Department of Community & Environmental…

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Israeli training of US police forces.  

June 8, 2020

In the context of the ongoing events in the US,…

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An AIPAC Loss in Illinois

March 23, 2020

An AIPAC Loss in Illinois  

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AHA Resolution


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


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: