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Incitement – False charges of Israeli “murder” of Hashem Azzeh

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 23, 2015 at 12:30pm 10/23/2015 at 12:30pm
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We have seen various levels of incitement in recent weeks, frequently involving false claims of Israeli murder of Palestinians.

Palestinian knife-attackers who are shot dead frequently are portrayed as the victim.

The most infamous example of such incitement was when Mahmoud Abbas claimed in a televised speech that a 13-year old Arab boy...

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Anti-Israel campus bullies demand Freedom from Criticism

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 9:15pm 9/30/2015 at 9:15pm
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This is really rich.

The anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement is extremely aggressive on campus, something we have documented hundreds of times.

That aggressiveness is carried out on the streets and campus areas by Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), whose aggressive actions are meant to and do intimidate other students.

Here...

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Steven Salaita lawsuit survives Motion to Dismiss (Update – Chancellor Resigns)

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 1:34pm 8/6/2015 at 1:34pm

The Court in the Steven Salaita lawsuit, arising out of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees’ decision not to hire him, has just issued a Memorandum and Opinion [Full Embed at bottom of post] which allows his key claims to move forward.

For background on the case, see our prior posts:

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Breaking! Anti-Israel academic boycotters STILL don’t like being boycotted

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 9:15pm 7/28/2015 at 9:15pm
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This could be a series. In fact, with this post, maybe it is a series.

We have covered many times the faculty members who demand the boycott of Israeli academic institutions (BDS) — which necessarily involves boycotting the individuals who work at those institutions — and then complain when...

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Boycott the Boycotters movement gains momentum

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 15, 2015 at 10:00am 5/15/2015 at 10:00am

The movement to boycott those who support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement is gaining steam, particularly at the legislative level.

We previously highlighted federal legislation aimed at the European boycott movement, and the apoplectic reaction, Breaking! Anti-Israel boycotters don’t like being boycotted!:

The vicious anti-Israel boycotters of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions...

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Anti-Israel boycotters tighten grip on American Studies Association

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 6:10pm 3/15/2015 at 6:10pm

We have been tracking the descent of the American Studies Association into an anti-Israel political operation ever since the ASA’s boycott of Israel was proposed in late November 2013. Scroll though our American Studies Association Tag for the full history.

The ASA move was part of the larger Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions...

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Court to rule May 21 whether to dismiss Steven Salaita case

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 7:00pm 3/10/2015 at 7:00pm

The Trustees and senior officers of the University of Illinois, who are defendants in the federal lawsuit by Steven Salaita, filed a motion to dismiss the case on February 24.  Salaita, you will recall, had tweeting issues, to put it mildly.

At a court hearing today, the Judge set down a briefing...

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U. Illinois Trustees seek to throw out Steven Salaita federal lawsuit

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 8:13pm 2/25/2015 at 8:13pm

In late January 2015, Steven Salaita filed a federal lawsuit against the Trustees of the University of Illinois and certain of its senior officers, alleging that they violated Salaita’s contractual and First Amendment rights.

The lawsuit concerns the Trustees refusal to approve a contingent offer of tenured employment after Salaita’s bizarre Twitter...

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Academic boycotter doesn’t like being boycotted

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 7:00am 2/24/2015 at 7:00am

By now, most of you have heard of Steven Salaita, whose unhinged (that’s a charitable description) tweets apparently caused the University of Illinois Board of Trustees not...

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U. Illinois: Steven Salaita “lacked the professional fitness to serve on the faculty”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 2:22pm 1/29/2015 at 2:22pm

Earlier today we reported that controversial former professor Steven Salaita had filed a federal lawsuit over his non-hiring. I identified what I saw as a glaring defect in the Complaint.

The University of Illinois has responded with a Statement which previews how the case will be defended.

The defense hones in on...

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Steven Salaita files federal lawsuit over non-hiring (Update: Glaring defect)

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 11:57am 1/29/2015 at 11:57am

Steven Salaita, the controversial former professor who was denied a tenured job at the University of Illinios at Urbana-Champaign, has filed a lawsuit against the university trustees and unnamed (“John Doe”) donors who allegedly pressured the university. The one trustee who voted in favor of hiring, James Montgomery, w...

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Anti-Israel Boycotters Lost at Modern Language Association, but Claim Victory Anyway

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 7:30pm 1/17/2015 at 7:30pm

[WAJ Note: On January 10, 2015, we reported how Modern Language Assoc postpones anti-Israel boycott vote until 2017.  I asked Stanford Professor Russell Berman, a former President of MLA who attended the debate and vote, to provide us with a first-hand account and analysis.]

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At the recent Modern Language Association (MLA) Convention in Vancouver,...

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U. Illinois: Steven Salaita non-hiring final, will not reconsider

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 4:30pm 1/15/2015 at 4:30pm

The University of Illinois Board of Trustees has just issued a statement that it will not reconsider its decision not to hire controversial anti-Israel activist Steven Salatia.

Salaita had a contingent offer of employment, requiring Board approval for the tenured position. That approval was denied in early September, after Salaita’s tweets raised...

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Five Prominent Faculty at U. Illinois – Urbana Champaign come out against Salaita hire

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 5:21pm 1/7/2015 at 5:21pm

In late December, the faculty Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure (CAFT) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign issued a Report and recommendations on the refusal of the Board of Trustees to grant tenure to former Virginia Tech Professor Steven...

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U. Illinois Faculty Committee fails to call for Steven Salaita position restoration

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 2:45pm 12/23/2014 at 2:45pm

The faculty Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure (CAFT) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has issued a Report and recommendations on the refusal of the Board of Trustees to grant tenure to former Virginia Tech Professor Steven Salaita.

The Report is being spun by Salaita supporters as a victory, but the details actually...

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Syracuse Univ. Faculty Senate Tables Pro-Salaita Resolution…Again

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 8:30pm 11/9/2014 at 8:30pm

(WAJ Note:  This is a GUEST POST regarding an attempt by some Syracuse University faculty to pass a faculty Senate resolution supporting Steven Salaita, who was denied a tenured position at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.  We are running this Guest Post because such resolutions have been or are being brought at...

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Palestinian activist groups accused of attempting to influence jury

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 6, 2014 at 2:50pm 10/6/2014 at 2:50pm

We have frequently reported on the aggressive protest tactics of anti-Israel groups.

According to a motion filed in federal court in Detroit, some of those groups allegedly have crossed a line, or plan to cross a line, from legitimate and protected protest into improperly trying to influence the jury in the upcoming...

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