[haw-info] HAW Steering Committee statement on Gaza
The following statement has been adopted, after discussion, by the HAW Steering Committee.
Almost as abhorrent, to us as historians, is the US government's misleadingly one-sided view of the origins of the current conflict, ignoring the overwhelming military and economic superiority of Israel over Gaza, the nearly four decades-long Israeli occupation of Gaza, and the tightening Israeli blockade of Gaza that precipitated Hamas's December 19 abrogation of the truce.*
United for Peace and Justice, the broad anti-war coalition of which HAW is a member, maintains on its web site (at <http://www.unitedforpeace.org/>) a set of links to information on the crisis, updated daily. The UFPJ site also reports on activities around the US and elsewhere in support of a ceasefire and an end to restrictions on humanitarian aid. The Steering Committee encourages members and friends of HAW who agree that US policy in the Gaza crisis has been wrong-headed to make their voices heard.
* See, e.g., Harvard University scholar Sara Roy's article, "If Gaza falls…," in the /London Review of Books/,
This is a statement of the current Steering Committee. Ballots for the new Steering Committee were sent by e-mail earlier this week, and the deadline for voting is Monday, Jan. 26.