American Historical Association rejects anti-Israel resolutions vote

Anti-Israel resolutions presented at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association were not voted on after members rejected a vote to suspend the group’s bylaws.

The resolutions were submitted to the American Historical Association, or AHA, by the independent group Historians Against the War. However, business meeting agenda items were supposed to be submitted by November 1 to allow members time to plan to attend the annual meeting. The anti-Israel resolutions were submitted on December 22, and did not appear on the business meeting agenda.

The three-day annual meeting opened on January 2 in New York City.

In a vote Sunday night, members of the AHA declined by a vote of 144 to 54 to suspend the bylaw on when the resolutions could be submitted, in order to allow the Historians Against the War (HAW) to present the resolutions…