In 2007, it was professional suicide to vocalize criticism of Israel’s apartheid policies that deny basic human rights to the Palestinian population. By 2014, however, this wasn’t necessarily the case.
The university continues to face major backlash for terminating a tenured professor over Twitter posts he made which were critical of Israel.
Originally published at Shadow Proof. The chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), who was involved in firing Professor Steven Salaita over tweets he sent about Israel’s 2014 assault