U. of I. pulls professor's job offer after tweets criticizing Israel

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The University of Illinois has rescinded the job offer of a professor who wrote controversial social media posts about the war in Gaza, according to documents released by the university Wednesday.

Steven Salaita’s appointment at the U. of I.’s Urbana-Champaign campus was set to begin Aug. 16, with a tenured position in the American Indian studies program. His job offer came under scrutiny recently, however, after he posted numerous tweets criticizing Israel in its ongoing conflict with Hamas, including some that contained vulgar language.

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