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Akron Professor Back Teaching after Being Jailed in Israel

WADSWORTH, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio professor who spent 22 days in an Israeli jail on suspicion of spying is back in the classroom.

Ghazi Falah of Wadsworth is teaching geography again at the University of Akron after taking last semester off to recover from what he describes as an exhausting and depressing experience.

Falah is an Arab with dual Israeli and Canadian citizenship. He was arrested last July while taking photographs on a beach in northern Israel.

A few days later fighting broke out between Israel and Iran-sponsored Hezbollah militants in southern Lebanon, and the Israeli government later said Falah was suspected of spying. He was released July 30th without being charged with a crime.

Falah says the allegations were not true.  

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