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Steve Lendman – Steven Salaita Goes Public – 11 September 2014

StevelendmanA previous article discussed him. It said criticizing Israel is the third rail in American politics, the major media and academia.

Supporting Palestinian rights is verboten. Criticizing Israel virtually assures academic lynching. It’s a potential career-ender for professors deserving much better.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-champaign (UIUC) fired Steven Salaita. He was Arab-American Professor of American Indian Studies.
At issue were Twitter comments he made about Israel before and during Operation Protective Edge.
Among them he said: “Only Israel can murder around 300 children in the span of a few weeks and insist that it is the victim.”

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