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Let Israel’s Critics Have Their Say
Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib speak at an event in Minneapolis in 2019. Photo by Brad Sigal via Flickr.

Let Israel’s Critics Have Their Say

No one should suffer professional or academic repercussions simply because they voice support for Palestinian rights and welfare.

On October 24, the directors of eLife—a not-for-profit, peer-reviewed scientific journal covering the biomedical and life sciences—announced that they had fired their Editor-in-Chief, University of California computational biologist Michael Eisen. In a public statement, the directors noted delicately that Eisen’s use of social media had “at key times been detrimental to the cohesion of the community we are trying to build and hence to eLife’s mission.”

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