Inside Higher Ed broke the Steven Salaita tenure-firing on August 6, 2014. The reporter Colleen Flaherty wrote an exhaustive article on the annual meeting of the AAUP. She quotes me on stating controversy is a good thing. I am also the professor that raised the issue of a New McCarthyism and the Norman Finkelstein and Salaita cases. Both were fired for their scholarship and social media comments on the Israel/Palestinian struggle.
It is easier in the United States to criticise the United States than the State of Israel. One can criticise a country for its actions for reasons that are virtuous and humanitarian..