DePaul University has denied tenure to political-science professor Norman Finkelstein, one of the most prominent critics of Israel in American academia. The political-science department and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences recommended tenure for Finkelstein, but the college's dean and the University Board on Promotion and Tenure recommended against it. Finkelstein's fight for tenure became national news in part because Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz publicly lobbied against him receiving tenure. Finkelstein said, "I met the standards of tenure DePaul required, but it wasn't enough to overcome the political opposition to my speaking out on the Israel-Palestine conflict." Supporters of Finkelstein included Raul Hilberg, the dean of Holocaust historians. Hilberg said this weekend, "I have a sinking feeling about the damage this will do to academic freedom."

The Jewish Lobby (AIPAC and the Anti-Defamation League) did this. Finkelstein is a Jew, but he isn't a false-Zionist; therefore, the imperialists in charge of the false-Zionists movement put economic pressure upon the university to deny Finkelstein.

Finkelstein's support will only increase on account of this.

Tom Usher

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Employment: 2008 - present, website developer and writer. 2015 - present, insurance broker. Education: Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science in Political Science. City University of Seattle, graduate studies in Public Administration. Volunteerism: 2007 - present, president of the Real Liberal Christian Church and Christian Commons Project.