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It is imperative that those who make comments here make themselves aware of the latest in The Oz today.###################################################### Then ensure that their comments make sense in context of what has been written by INFORMED people################################################## FURTHER UNDERSTAND THAT PROF DAN AVNON IS NO FRIED OF ISRAEL: PLAINLY HE [HE IS AN APPEASER - SEE BELOW} BELIEVES THAT THE CROCODILE WILL EAT HIM LAST!!!################################################# ALL CAN BE SEEN PER BELOW LINK! Shabbat Shalom Geofff Seidner
Posted by Geoff Seidner on 2012-12-07 00:58:02 GMT

I hope and pray the Australian Jews are not like ours in good old USA, good only for posing at pictures and showing their teeth as it would be a tooth paste commercial rather...
Posted by jacob mandelblum on 2012-12-06 19:40:57 GMT

Then associate professor lynch, like this in minuscules does not represent the university and rejected professor AVNON's request on his own... It is up to the university authorities to send him packing... But this crap of rewarding the evil ARA-RAT and ASHRAWI represent is not only the epitome of bias but also the fault of the Israeli PR establishment for failing to set the record straight kick away the stupid Political Correctness and call issue by their proper name and, if doing it entails stepping on too many toes, THEN SO BE IT... After all, was it long that their PM read the riot act to the Muslims in their midst ???
Posted by jacob mandelblum on 2012-12-06 19:35:59 GMT

If I may comment yet again: there seems to be a plethora of articles and criticism of Jake Lynch. Moreover, his blatant bias must be something the University should and would be concerned with if enough people voice their objections to that bias, especially within the framework of his mandate. Rather than coming up with good ideas and presenting them here, I can only encourage everyone to ACT! I've written to Vice Chancellor Spence and feel that others should do so as well. Various excellent ideas are being voiced here, i.e. asking Minister Carr to investigate. There is little question that an open anti-Semitic bias is very negative branding for the University and for Australia. If everyone wrote and called, representing their indignation of unacceptable behavior on the part of an academic who influences opinion, and seems to be abusing trust, then people will listen.
Posted by Brian on 2012-12-06 14:30:05 GMT

It is the height of absurdity that an academic, who one expects has been trained to think dispassionately and objectively, takes a totally one-sided view of a conflict. In doing so he demonstrates a level of unprofessionalism and bigotry that should bar him from him from his position at the university. As someone incapable of teaching on evidence-based foundations he undermines the very academic culture that he has been hired to propagate His continued presence at the college cannot but have a negative impact.
Posted by Benzion Milecki on 2012-12-06 13:31:28 GMT

Every legal avenue open to anyone should be pursued against Professor Lynch. As part of a a government funded institution, Lynch has no right to adopt such a discriminatory position against another academic. I for one hope that the Australian Jewish community will muster as much support as possible to have Lynch removed permanently
Posted on 2012-12-06 13:02:28 GMT

Foreign Affairs Minister Bob Carr should be asked to comment on this
Posted by Zelda Cawthorne on 2012-12-06 13:01:00 GMT

Well done to Christian Kerr and the Australian for writing and printing this article. You stand for truth and fairness against a centre of hypocrisy and bigotry which has taken up residence in an otherwise reputable university.
Posted by Ruth on 2012-12-06 10:16:31 GMT

I have emailed my disgust to USyd -- of which I am a graduate
Posted by John Ray on 2012-12-06 08:56:40 GMT

I would add that such comments to the Vice Chancellor, as Ronit suggests, should be sober, non-emotional and realistic so as to not bring discredit to the rash of comments he must already be receiving.
Posted by Brian on 2012-12-06 08:50:32 GMT

Hey, not to be unkind, but instead of rhetorical jibberish here, that ends up in my inbox of new comments, please write to Mr. Spence directly with your indignation(s), as I have. That may have some effect.
Posted by Brian on 2012-12-06 08:46:36 GMT

Hey University of Sydney vice-chancellor Michael Spence; Why don't you cut links with Associate Professor Lynch?
Posted on 2012-12-06 08:31:48 GMT

Another Lynch job
Posted on 2012-12-06 07:30:21 GMT

Associate Professor Lynch should be required to prepare a paper clearly justifying his reasons for a boycott of Israeli academics. This paper should be required to be done in a scholarly manner giving soundly argued reasons together with evidence. It should be then submitted to an expert academic panel for examination. If he cannot or will not do this, or if his arguments are not of sufficient standard the University should consider whether he is of value to them as an employee. Making academics justify their actions in a scholarly manner would be an effective way of weeding out the bad apples.
Posted by Peter COhen on 2012-12-06 07:15:41 GMT

Everyone can write to the Vice Chancellor of Sydney U at: and/or the Arts Dept
Posted by Ronit on 2012-12-06 06:25:57 GMT

How is it that imbeciles of this nature get into positions where decisions such as these - creating and upholding discriminatory 'boycotts' - can be theirs to make?
Posted by Brian on 2012-12-06 06:00:53 GMT

To my best knowledge-negative or positive result-is result? Psychology is science-it mean scientific result. If it truth-so truth is that person will protect own choice with any means, if, even, he or she recognize own mistake, pressure close circle or outsider ,social connection, publicity, money etc. He made choice-like Hanan Ashrawi , on a question: what she thinks ABOUT Palestinian destroyed Christian church?-her answer-He is provocateur, Israeli agent .PLO, which sell Own service for Higher bitter , not for Own people –remember billion dollars in Swiss bank on Arafat account? Why you surprise that person , who choose side behave differently: help build peace-normal relationship . Normal it means NO NEWS, no publicity, no originality. WAR, revolution, terror, blood-its another story …
Posted on 2012-12-06 05:48:23 GMT

I have now found out what 'peace centre' means. It means lets attack Israel and the Jewish people a piece at a time. Anti Semitism by any other name............
Posted by James Johnson on 2012-12-06 05:47:11 GMT

To all our readers - who also happen to be it in fact, legal for a publicly funded institution to be making politically motivated decisions with international implications when this must be in breach of university policy? And surely his behaviour goes to damage our international relationship with Israel and is at odds with Australian foreign policy which considers Israel a fellow democracy and a friend? Isn't it the case then, that this Lynch fellow can be compelled not only to account for his behaviour but to make a public non-ambiguous apology and sincere retraction for his illegal and insupportable position in this matter? Please let us know!
Posted by Ronit Fraid on 2012-12-06 04:54:38 GMT

The "peace" centre's web site lists Johan Galtung [see "Norwegian media slams anti-Semitic professor"] as one of its five "Off-site" lecturers. It would be a real shame if the people acquiescing in this scandalous conduct ended up being pilloried by Israel's friends alone.
Posted by Arnold Roth on 2012-12-06 04:52:24 GMT

Perhaps my blog LINK as below will elicit an easier read than my earlier posting on this site? The psts are essentially identical. Regards Geoff Seidner
Posted by Geoff Seidner on 2012-12-06 04:45:25 GMT

It seems clear enough. Discriminating against somebody, not for what they have done, but for the group that they belong to, whether that group be Jews, people with dark skin, or Israelis, is the very hallmark of bigotry, a bigotry that now permeates the very institutions upon which we rely to stamp out bigotry by teaching rational thought proceeses. Political group think now permeates our society, where an Australian chocolate company is boycotted for having loose ties with Israel. How can academics not be ashamed of this level of bigotry and stupidity? If they were truly boycotting Israel there is a long list of products, medical and technological, that they should be avoiding, beginning with the Intel chip in their PC and secure internet banking and shopping. I'm sure the hypocrites won't give any of that very long list up ... especially the multitude of cures that could save their lives. Best pretend it wasn't made in Israel.
Posted by Morry on 2012-12-06 04:34:10 GMT

Every legal avenue open to anyone should be pursued against Professor Lynch. As part of a a government funded institution, Lynch has no right to adopt such a discriminatory position against another academic. I for one hope that the Australian Jewish community will muster as much suport as possible to have Lynch removed permanently.
Posted by Merv Adler on 2012-12-06 04:34:04 GMT

On Lynch, see my earlier article in Galus Australis:
Posted by philip mendes on 2012-12-06 04:11:18 GMT

THURSDAY, 6 DECEMBER 2012 Of boycotts and hypocrites at Sydney University! Of boycotts and hypocrites at Sydney University! Never mind all the plain waffle of 'promoting interdisciplinary research... conflict resolution' et al. Sydney University peace centre rebuffs Israeli civics teacher BY CHRISTIAN KERR From:The Australian December 06, 2012 12:00AM These are the verbal playthings of Sydney University in justifying arguably illegal boycotts which the ACCC should have vitiated. The lamentable toothless ACCC wrote to me twice last year; they are a waste of time. As far as they are concerned primary boycotts against Israel are OK - but they have problems with so - called secondary boycotts. The unsubtle anti - Israel bias escapes anyone who contemplates boycotting primary or secondary Palestinian / Gaza goods! Primary or secondary boycotts of Saudi Arabian goods! Hezbullah goods? Guess how long it would be before harm was done to me in disparate ways! But I am so assured the ACCC would defend me by default - like they failed to defend Brenners last year in September. Another thing: the boycotee is plainly no friend of Israel: he has no problems with boycotts against his country Israel so long as boycotters ''...distinguish one individual from another.''! Furthermore the professor from Hebrew University Dan Avnon claims to be ''doing our best to effect change in Israeli political culture. We pay prices for going against the institutional grain'' I recall a classical commentary by the late anti - semitic cleric Sir Irving Benson who criticised the Nazis for '' lumping all Jews together and labelling them uniformly bad.... hunted Einstein and condemned him with the meanest Shylock who ever lived.'' The Age A Saturday Reflection 25 May 1985 By Sir Irving Benson, their religious writer! Shame. Geoff Seidner address withheld ''Professor Avnon - who has written on moving beyond the Jewish-Palestinian divide to develop a new sense of citizenship in Israel - said of the centre's decision: "I find it ironic that you promote a policy of boycott that does not distinguish one individual from another. It is ironic because, like myself, many (probably most) intellectuals and scholars in relevant fields are doing our best to effect change in Israeli political culture. We pay prices for going against the institutional grain. And then we turn around and meet such a 'blind to the person' policy."
Posted by Geoff Seidner on 2012-12-06 04:10:32 GMT

"Jake Lynch blames the Jews for Rudd’s demise"
Posted by Vexnews on 2012-12-06 04:06:53 GMT

ex BBC correspondent Jake Lynch is no stranger to anti Semitic claims
Posted on 2012-12-06 04:03:54 GMT

It is disgraceful that a University Peace Studies Centre would boycott contact with a visiting Israeli teacher who advances Jewish-Arab understanding in Israel (The Australian, 6/12/12). The BDS movement has long claimed that it only boycotts Israeli institutions and does not discriminate against individual Israelis. It is now evident that the BDS movement stands not for human rights, but rather for the ethnic stereotyping and demonization of all Israel Jews.
Posted by Phiilp Mendes on 2012-12-06 03:54:29 GMT

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (1966) guarantees In addition, in relation to the freedom from religious discrimination in employment, guarantees the enjoyment of human rights without distinction of any kind, such as RACE, colour, sex, language, RELIGION, political or other opinion, NATIONAL OR SOCIAL origin, property, birth or other status (article 2.1) What part of this statement has eluded Associate Professor Jake Lynch?
Posted by Ymr on 2012-12-06 03:21:56 GMT

"Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions" appears to be designed to show the shared DNA of Islamist muscle politics and Nazism.
Posted on 2012-12-06 03:06:11 GMT 

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