UCSB investigation a test case for pro-Israel campaigns

June 16, 2009

Israel advocacy group “Stand With Us” says pressure against sociology professor sets a precedent for action on campuses worldwide

Date: June 16, 2009
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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Roz Rothstein, international director for Stand With Us, told the University of California at Santa Barbara’s student newspaper, The Daily Nexus, that the investigation against sociology professor William I. Robinson could set a precedent for more action against Israel critics at other universities.

In a June 4 article, the Nexus reported that Stand With Us sees the Robinson case as a potential model for the future.

“Her organization is particularly interested, Rothstein said, because this could be a major building point for academic freedom cases around the world,” wrote staff writer Elliott Rosenfeld. Read the rest of this entry »