Calif. professor cleared in anti-Israel e-mail


(JTA) — A professor at a California university was cleared of alleged faculty misconduct for sending an e-mail to students comparing Israel’s policies in Gaza to the Nazis.

A committee at the University of California, Santa Barbara, found Wednesday that there was no reason to order a full investigation of or to discipline sociology professor William Robinson, according to reports.

Robinson in January sent an e-mail to the students of his Sociology of Globalization class that included an article criticizing Israel’s military action in Gaza, including photos showing Nazis persecuting Jews during the Holocaust juxtaposed with photos of Israel’s military activity in Gaza.

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