Jake Lynch responds to Shurat HaDin complaint

August 16, 2013 by Henry Benjamin
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Israeli advocacy organisation lodged a class complaint with the  with the Australian Human Rights Commission over Sydney Professor Jake Lynch’s participation and public support of  boycotts of Israel including an academic boycott of  Israeli universities. Professor Lynch responds…

Associate Professor Jake Lynch

Associate Professor Jake Lynch

Professor Jake Lynch told J-Wire: “The complaint to the AHRC is without merit. Supporters of the military-security lobby in Israel are stepping up their attacks on BDS because it is beginning to take effect. Hence their revival of the tired old smear – any criticism of Israel’s policies towards the Palestinians must be anti-semitic. It’s nonsense, and will be shown to be so.”


3 Responses to “Jake Lynch responds to Shurat HaDin complaint”
  1. David says:

    JWire did very well to get a reply from Professor Lynch.

    I had the following correspondence with Professor Lynch on 11 November 2011:

    “Dear Professor Lynch

    I am sure you are very busy – but all I need to have from you is a one word response to the question I asked you on 30 October and 9 November

    Do your courses on the Jewish-Arab conflict contain any reference to – or discussions about – Article 6 of the Mandate for Palestine and article 80 of the United Nations Charter?

    A simple “YES” or “NO” is all I ask of you.

    Can you e mail your one word answer today?

    Many thanks

    David Singer”

    Regrettably Professor Lynch failed to reply.

  2. Rita says:

    Generally: Being anti-Israel does not have to mean one is antisemetic. It just always does.

    Specifically: What Otto Waldmann said.

    To the Lynch-mob: Your betters, ie the Jewish people, will win.

  3. Otto Waldmann says:

    A visceral prejudiced, irrational, one my even say arrogant retort.
    Bereft of any substantive arguments, Lynch is dismissing serious charges only from a position of simple stubborn hubris.
    The mere farcical and infantile retort that the BDS would be “working” denies Lynch as a credible, intellectually reliable party.
    Irrespective of Lynch’s dribble, Shurat HaDin shall continue in their pursuit of a just outcome in this incident of absurd, vulgar and tendentious exercise on Jack Lynch’s side.

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