“Whether in Urbana-Champaign or in Palestine-Israel, academic freedom must extend to all, regardless of their ethnicity or political beliefs.”
This is wrong. Israeli academics do not have academic freedom, because they are part of a nation that commits genocide and crimes against humanity. When institutions commits acts we disagree with, all employees of that institution lose their academic freedom immediately. That is the whole logic behind PACBI. Professor Salaita, of course, retains his academic freedom, because the nation he is part of has never committed any crimes at all.