Students tape their mouths shut in support for Steve Salaita, a professor who lost a job offer from the University of Illinois over dozens of Twitter messages critical of Israel. during a rally at the University of Illinois campus Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Champaign Ill. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

In Just Seven Years, It Became Ok For American Academics To Openly Criticize Israel

In 2007, it was professional suicide to vocalize criticism of Israel’s apartheid policies that deny basic human rights to the Palestinian population. By 2014, however, this wasn’t necessarily the case.