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Cornel West: Palestine is a 'taboo issue among certain circles in high places'

US activist and philosopher Cornel West said he is confident that it is his criticism of Israel cost him tenure at Harvard.

The Harvard Divinity School professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy, who announced late last week that he might leave the university after being denied academic tenure, claimed he was being punished for his views on Israel's occupation of Palestine.

"This is my hypothesis, because given the possibilities of why they would not be even interested in initiating a tenure process, what else it could be? And I asked them. And I didn't receive a reply," 67-year-old West, who holds a joint appointment in the Department of African and African-American Studies, said in an interview on the TightRope podcast aired on Tuesday.

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