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Israel is Squelching Criticism on US Campuses

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There are signs that we’ve reached a tipping point in US public recognition of Israel’s suppression of the rights of Palestinians as a legitimate human rights concern. Increasingly, students on campuses across the country are calling on their universities to divest from companies that do business in Israel. Newly elected members of Congress are saying what was once unsayable: that perhaps the US should question its unqualified diplomatic and financial support for Israel, our closest ally in the Middle East, and hold it to the same human rights scrutiny we apply to other nations around the globe. Denials of entry to and deportation from Israel are becoming common for those who speak out against the government’s policies.  Temple U has not supported Marc Lamont Hill's right to criticize Israel, though they have stopped short of firing him.

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