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American Historical Association Rejects Vote on Anti-Israel Resolutions

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The American Historical Association rejected an opportunity to vote on anti-Israel resolutions. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Inside Higher Ed – At their annual meeting in New York, members of the American Historical Association rejected — by a vote of 144 to 51 — an opportunity to vote on a set of resolutions critical of Israel.

The resolutions, proposed by the independent group Historians Against the War, which has been active more recently opposing the war in Iraq, fell short of endorsing an academic boycott of Israel, unlike successful boycott resolutions adopted by the American Studies and Asian American Studies Associations in the last two years.

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