web analytics
May 28, 2015 / 10 Sivan, 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post


Lawsuit Filed Against Australian Academic for BDS Campaign

The Boycott Israel calls Israel racist, but if anyone is racist, it might be BDS. Its Australian director is being sued for activities that allegedly violate the country’s Racial Discrimination Act.
In Australia, BDS is already facing a legal challenge as the Israel Law Center moves to prove it is a racist entity.

In Australia, BDS is already facing a legal challenge as the Israel Law Center moves to prove it is a racist entity.
Photo Credit: Courtesy

Israeli Law Center (Shurat HaDin) has filed a legal suit in the Australian federal court against the director of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies at Sydney University in Australia Jake Lynch for supporting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

Shurat HaDin previously filed a complaint against Lynch at the Australian Human Rights Commission. The new lawsuit states that Lynch’s support of the BDS movement violates Australia’s Racial Discrimination Act and is particularly focused in Lynch’s refusal to sponsor Hebrew University of Jerusalem academic Dan Avnon.

The “lawfare” organization, which has won suits for millions of dollars against the Palestinian Authority and agencies that abet terror, is seeking a court order requiring Lynch to apologize and renounce his BDS campaign, stating that his participation in and support of the BDS movement has led to “adverse distinction, exclusion, restriction and adverse preference based on the Jewish race, descent, national and ethnic origin of goods, services, persons and organizations,”  The Australian reported.

Lynch dismissed the accusations against him, saying he is certain that “we will prove, in court if necessary, that it does not amount to any form of discrimination or racism.”

About the Author: www.JNS.org is an independent, non-profit business resource and wire service covering Jewish news and Israel news for Jewish media throughout the English-speaking world.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

5 Responses to “Lawsuit Filed Against Australian Academic for BDS Campaign”

  1. Finally! this should be an ongoing situation and make sure these anti semites have to answer in court. everywhere.

  2. Dorothy Andreassend says:

    Jake Lynch,, one day you will come to regret your actions because in the final analysis the Bible tells us God is on the side of the Jewish people. But for our time let it come to court and justice prevail.

  3. I believe people are "neglecting" to mention the Chinese, North Korean's, Palestinians and first and foremost in the news, Syria. Get a grip. Specifically state what the Jews have done wrong, and present your proof. You have also cursed yourself and your followers Mr. Lynch. Hope you're pleased with the eternal outcome.

  4. BDS are paid from Arab oil producers.

  5. Pare Manahi Paora Jonathan says:

    I personally think Lynch is stating double standards of racism against Israels People on their own land, when Australian Aboriginal People are the true first Nathans of Australia for thousands of years…Idiot.

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
FIFA president Sepp (Joseph) Blatter and PM Benjamin Netanayhu
Netanyahu Warns FIFA: Palestinian Threats Will Destroy International Sport
Latest News Stories
Two car bombs exploded next to popular Baghdad hotels on May 29, 2015.

At least a dozen people are reported to have been killed in the attack, and another 30 wounded.

Passengers waiting for a train in Tel Aviv.

The labor union at Israel Railways warned Thursday that workers plan to strike on Sunday.

They’re just rackng up the Iranian generals….

Map of Syria with Idleb in the north-west.

The Nusra front now controls all the cities in the province, which shares a border with Turkey.

A yeshiva student from Jerusalem was found lifeless Thursday after he apparently drowned while swimming in nearby Beit Zayit.

PM Netanyahu warns FIFA that Palestinian blackmail will ultimately kill the international soccer federation which hopes to expel Israel from the group.

Another surgery is needed. Please daven for Aryeh ben Rina.

Both Westmacott and German ambassador Peter Wittig warned that if the U.S. Congress blocked a deal by not enabling sanctions relief to take place, the international sanctions regime would collapse.

A cyber security breach into the IRS computer system has been traced back to Russia. Cost; $50 million-plus.

The temperature has been scorching hot for the past couple of days. And that’s been setting off brush fires. There have been massive fires, big fires and little fires all over the country. Some homes near Beit Shemesh were evacuated last night due to the approaching fires. As if it wasn’t hot enough outside.

The U.S. State Dept. had a difficult time explaining what the Quartet has ever accomplished except spending money.

Former New York Gov. George Pataki is the latest Republican to throw his hat in the crowed GOP ring of presidential hopefuls. He declared his candidacy in a video post Thursday morning and touted his actions as governor following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. “We need to recapture that spirit, that sense that we are one […]

A former of official of the same FIFA, which is considering expelling Israel, blamed “Zionism” for a bribe charge in 2011.

The South Carolina senator may run to be the Republican presidential nominee but has little chance of winning.

The request comes out to $4.1 billion a year starting from 2017, 10 percent more than the current military aid.

More Articles from JNS News Service
Prime Minister Netanyahu meets with US Senator Lindsey Graham in Jerusalem.

The South Carolina senator may run to be the Republican presidential nominee but has little chance of winning.

One of the Molotov Cocktails thrown at the Beit Orot Yeshiva in Jerusalem. (June 16, 2014)

Between June 2014 and April 2015, the suspects habitually hurled rocks and firebombs into a number of Jewish-owned homes and facilities in A-Tur.

The Illinois State House of Representatives Executive Committee on Wednesday unanimously passed a bill that would prohibit state pension funds from including in their portfolios companies that participate in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. The 10-0 committee vote follows the 49-0 passage of the measure in the Illinois State Senate and […]

The Indiana General Assembly has become the second-ever state legislature to pass a resolution that formally opposes the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. Tennessee lawmakers approved a similar measure on April 21. Adopted in a voice vote, the Indiana Senate approved Resolution 74, which “expresses opposition to the anti-Jewish and anti-Israel” BDS […]

Tennessee becomes the first state to formally condemn the BDS movement.

Israel ranks as the third-largest provider of U.S. television content after the U.K. and the Netherlands, Forbes reported. Three Israeli companies—Armoza Formats, Keshet Media Group, and Dori Media—have sold the concepts of more than 100 shows to many countries around the world including France, Brazil, Indonesia, and the United States. Noa Tishby, a well-known Israeli-American […]

PA Chairman Abbas congratulated the Arab party on its success in the March 17 Israeli elections.

Saeb Erekat, the Palestinian Authority’s chief negotiator, had contacted French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius to complain about the project.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/lawsuit-filed-against-australian-academic-for-bds-campaign/2013/10/30/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: