Steven Salaita  (Page 3)

Anti-Israel academic boycotters rig debate at American Anthropological Association

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 6:30pm 9/28/2014 at 6:30pm

The fight over the academic boycott of Israel in the United States mostly is confined to professional associations in the Humanities and Social Sciences, where anti-Israel activist faculty have some ability to rig the system in their favor through control of key committees and programs.

Unlike in the real world at universities,...

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Brian Leiter, supporter of Steven Salaita, embroiled in his own civility controversy

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 26, 2014 at 11:45am 9/26/2014 at 11:45am
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Brian Leiter is the pugnacious U. Chicago philosophy and law professor, whose claim to fame is his blog ranking of philosophy departments, and to a much lesser extent, law schools.  We touched on Leiter before with regard to his attacks on Prof. Glenn Reynolds and other “right-wing” law professor bloggers with whom...

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Jew-centric conspiracy theories: Lancet and Urbana-Champaign editions

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 22, 2014 at 9:35am 9/22/2014 at 9:35am
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You need no better proof of how the anti-Israel Boycott, Divest and Sanctions movement poisons everything it touches than the story of how anti-Israel activists turned a once-respected medical journal, The Lancet, into a BDS platform.

Just like Ohio University student senate president Megan Marzec hijacked the purpose of the ALS Ice...

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Israeli researchers: Not so fast on artificial sweetener settled science

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 11:30am 9/18/2014 at 11:30am
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It’s a good thing we still have scientists who refuse to accept settled science and scientific consensus, and keep on digging and questioning prevailing wisdoms.

It seems that many of such scientists are in Israel, perhaps because politicized scientific conformity is not as prized in the “start-up nation” as it is in...

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U. Illinois Board of Trustees votes down Steven Salaita

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 1:00pm 9/11/2014 at 1:00pm

The University of Illinois Board of Trustees just voted on the recommendation of a tenured position for Steven Salaita.

The issue became highly controversial when UI at Urbana-Champaign Chancellor Phyllis Wise first declined to forward the recommendation to the Board.

Salaita’s tweets about Jews, Israel and Gaza caused a wide-ranging debate on social...

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At Cornell protest, blaming Israel for anti-Semitism

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 8:16pm 9/2/2014 at 8:16pm

I have noted before the disturbing trend of anti-Israel Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) supporters blaming Israel and/or Zionism for the recent outbursts of anti-Semitism around the world.

I first noted the issue in connection with

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Chancellor issues campus-wide email explaining Salaita decision (Update: Trustees and officials support)

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 22, 2014 at 2:23pm 8/22/2014 at 2:23pm

Prior to a few minutes ago, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign had not commented publicly about the reasoning behind the decision not to complete the hiring process for Professor Steven Salaita.

There was a lot of protest, including a petition and academic boycotts, meant to pressure the university into changing its...

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Con Law Profs letter supporting Steven Salaita rests on speculative ground

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 6:40pm 8/17/2014 at 6:40pm

The denial of employment by the University of Illinois  at Urbana-Champaign (UI-UC) to Steven Salaita has created a storm of controversy within academia, with reports also circulating superficially in the mainstream media.

The news first broke on August 6, 2014, in an article at Inside Higher Ed, Out of a Job, which noted...

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Steven Salaita petition organizer wants to “uproot” Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 5:25pm 8/9/2014 at 5:25pm
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If reports are true, Steven Salaita’s horrific and bizarre Twitter feed cost him a job offer at U. Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

As of this moment, the reason behind the denial of a position is not known, but that hasn’t stopped Salaita’s supporters from portraying the denial as based on Salaita’s...

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Steven Salaita case is anti-Israel academic boycotters’ “do unto others” moment

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 8, 2014 at 3:35pm 8/8/2014 at 3:35pm

For background on the controversy surrounding Steven Salaita, who was denied a job offer at U. Illinois at Urbana-Champaign allegedly due to his tweets, see my prior posts:

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Steven Salaita controversy points to the hypocrisy of anti-Israel academic boycotters

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 11:20am 8/7/2014 at 11:20am
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I have argued strenuously against the academic boycott of Israel, led by people like Steven Salaita, on a number of grounds.

Not the least of those grounds is that academics who insist on violating...

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Anti-Israel Prof. Steve Salaita loses job offer at U. Illinois over hateful tweets

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 7:12am 8/6/2014 at 7:12am

We previously featured Virginia Tech, and soon-to-be U. Illinois  (at Urbana-Champaign) Professor Steven Salaita, someone committed to the destruction of Israel, for his tweet partly blaming Zionism for anti-Semitic outbursts around the world:

That was not even the worst of his tweets. I’ve been following his account for months now, and his Twitter...

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Will Hobart College continue to allow anti-Israel faculty boycott group HQ on campus?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 9:52am 7/23/2014 at 9:52am

The anti-Israel academic boycott movement has been under the radar the past month, but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t been working to destroy academic freedom where it can.

Two small academic groups recently were added to the short list of academic professional organizations boycotting Israel.

The Critical Ethnic Studies Association recently endorsed the...

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Pro-Palestinian Berlin mob: “Jew, Cowardly Pig, Come On Out And Fight” (Video)

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 9:56am 7/22/2014 at 9:56am

I tweeted about this yesterday:

Now Yair Rosenberg of

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U. Illinois Prof: Zionists partly to blame for recent outbursts of anti-Semitism

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 10:25am 7/19/2014 at 10:25am

Steven Salaita is one of the leaders of the anti-Israel academic boycott movement in the United States. He even has authored a guide for other faculty as to how to implement boycotts of Israel at their own universities.

Salaita currently is an associate professor of English at Virginia Tech and starting in...

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