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Anti-Israel tweets cost US professor his job

Professor allegedly loses job offer after criticising Israel's military operation in Gaza on Twitter.

Last updated: 10 Aug 2014 09:53
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A university in the US is being accused of withdrawing a job offer to a professor after he criticised Israel on the social networking site Twitter.

Steven Salaita was set to begin a tenured professorship at the University of Illinois' Department of American Indian studies, before the appointment was blocked after a series of controversial comments condemning Israel's latest offensive in Gaza.

Al Jazeera's Ash-har Quraishi reports from Illinois.

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