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Israeli Civil Rights Group Sues BDS Professor for Discrimination

The Israeli civil rights group Shurat HaDin has filed a class action lawsuit under Australia’s Racial Discrimination Act of 1975 against University of Sydney Associate Professor Jake Lynch, over his participation in an academic boycott of Israeli universities.

Last May, the Student Representative Council of the University of Sydney passed a motion endorsing the academic Israel boycott initiated by Lynch, who is the director of Sydney University’s Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, according to the anti-Israel website BDS Movement, which tracks and promotes the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.

“Israel is a state that systematically defies international law. It has occupied Palestinian territories in defiance of the UN Security Council for over 40 years, expanding settlements which are regarded as illegal by the international community,” the University of Sydney student council resolution read.

Lynch refused to work with Israeli professor Dan Avnon of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and also called for a boycott of Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.

Shurat HaDin Solicitor Andrew Hamilton said the BDS movement “is racist by its own definition because it seeks to discriminate and impose adverse preference based on Israeli national origin and Jewish racial and ethnic origin of people and organizations.”

“By singling out Israel and no other country, the BDS extremists expose the anti-Semitism that motivates them,” Shurat HaDin Director Natsana Darshan-Leitner said in a statement.

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3 Responses to “Israeli Civil Rights Group Sues BDS Professor for Discrimination”

  1. Ira Berkowitz says:

    I take my hat off to nitzana darshan-leitner. I hope she and her organization CRUSH every smug self righteous mud dwelling lizard phony in the sick liberal academic world.

  2. At long last….someone is standing up to the blatantly racist BDS organization. I wish the same lawyer could do something about the BDS mob that spreads its disease of anti-Israel slurs in other parts of the globe; like Brighton, every Saturday afternoon, outside the Ecostream shop. And this is supported and encouraged by 'green' MP, Caroline Lucas.

  3. MarkusBrajtman says:

    In South Africa, we have one of the biggest Jew haters, Tutu, who is pushing the world to BDS against Israel,  And that clown has a huge following around the world.
    Tutu is an attention seeker. He has to have his comments and photo printed in every news paper.
    Time for the world to tell this little man to shut up and stop his hatred of Jews and Israel.
    Some years ago, when he was in Israel, at Yad Vashem, standing in the Memorial Hall, at the eternal flame, he had the nerve to tell the Jews to forgive the Nazis for what they did.
    He even made a comment that the Jews died an easier death in the gas chambers than the suffering of the blacks in South Africa under the Apartheid government.

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