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Anti-Israel Illinois professor hired in Beirut

Steven Salaita, whose appointment as a professor at the University of Illinois was rescinded over his anti-Israel tweets, has announced that he will teach at the American University of Beirut this fall, he said in a tweet.

The governing board at the University of Illinois made the move after being made aware of tweets he made attacking Israel and its US supporters in harsh language during Israel’s operation in Gaza last summer. The tweets appeared on Salaita’s personal Twitter account.

Donors to the university reportedly had complained about the tweets and called on the university to rescind his appointment.

— JTA

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