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Anti-Israelis fight with security guards trying to remove them from a lecture hall.

A dozen anti-Israeli students barged into a lecture hall at the University of Sydney this week and accused the guest lecturer from Britain of supporting genocide because he has strongly defended the IDF’s counter-terrorist campaign against Hamas.

Retired British army Col. Richard Kemp was speaking when the students burst into the hall and screamed, “Richard Kemp, you can’t hide, you support genocide.”

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Security guards had to use force to remove the students.

“Kemp was giving a lecture about ethical dilemmas of military tactics and dealing with non-state armed groups,” the Australian Jewish News reported.

The YouTube below shows that the audience was from appreciative of the violent disruption.

Professor Jake Lynch, the director of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies at the university, shouted in the faces of students and screamed that attempts to remove the protesters was a violent attack on freedom of speech by security guards, AJN reported.

Kemp said:

This protest was about my perspective on the IDF. I was in Israel during the 2014 summer conflict and I do believe that the IDF in their attack on Hamas in Gaza … were doing everything they could to protect civilians … people have told me I am wrong, but no one has told me what more steps Israel could take to minimize civilian casualties.

The Australasian Union of Jewish Students (AUJS) said the protest was a deliberate attempt to intimidate Jews in the audience, and described it as an “aggressive attack on the academic pursuit of knowledge and information, as well as free speech.”

“AUJS thoroughly condemns the highly aggressive tactics used by the purportedly ‘pro-Palestinian’ protestors to intimidate audience members and impede on their right to listen to a public lecture given by a highly respected expert, who happens to disagree with their view of the world,” AUJS national political director Julian Kowal said.

AJN added, “AUJS called on the university to ‘have all options available in deciding how to discipline Professor Lynch’, who it said intimidated Jewish students by hurling verbal abuse and filming them without their permission ‘after he was repeatedly asked to stop.'”

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Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.

37 COMMENTS

  1. Jake Lynch the Aussie Nazi Associate Professor at Sydney University is the ring leader and a huge piece of scum!!! He also organised a whole lot of anti-Israel demonstrations at various Max Brenners around Australia last year during the time of the Israeli/Gaza War! He’s worse than Roger Waters!

  2. Free free palestine – with a purchase of 2 or more palestines of equal value. Our "buy 2 get 1 free palestine" sale ends on Tuesday, b'esras H'. After that – no farkakte free palestine.

  3. These students were very aggressive and rude. It really disgusts me to see the way they behaved. This is not the way they should go about expressing their opinions. I also fully believe that Israel has done more to avoid harming enemy civilians than any country. The Palestinians who attack Israel don't care who they hurt of kill, and yet they accuse Israel of doing this. God bless Israel.

  4. Typical muslim aggressive bullying Cowardly tactic of ambushing innocent people. Poor lost souls, who don't have their facts. They don't particularly care for muslims slaughtering muslims in Syria Libya, Iraq, Yemen. ing IDIOTS !!

  5. Back in the 1960's, when I was a student, we had activists on campus. The two I remember best were the anti-Iran (during the Shah) and the Black Panthers. I personally don't see the point of radicalizing students. The practice is divisive. I can understand groups helping students, but schools should not be fighting a war. While it is okay to support a religious group, it is not okay to attack another one. So, you can be pro-Palestinian, but you can't be anti-Israel.
    The primary reason to go to college is to learn about scholastic matters. Everything else is gratuitous. Getting an education is the primary goal.

  6. Cannot anymore trust these young US generation no more. Their minds are all twisted till they do not know right from wrong. They all have been brainwashed filthy Muslims doctrines till they don't have minds of their own.

  7. You are deadly wrong. General public is getting tired of your well-financed and organized campaign to demonize Jewish State through false information and blood labels. These ancient Anti-Semitic tactics can work with uninformed public. In age of information your campaign based on hate of Jews lies and distortion will backfire at you and your fellow Anti-Semites who call themselves now "Anti-Zionists”

  8. Imbeciles !!!!! It is my country ISRAEL That has been named Palestina in 135 after Christ, by the emperor soldier Hadrianos to advenge the deaf of his young male lover and Jerusalem, Aelia Capitolina, burning Jérusalem, terroring massacring killing the JEWS and expelling them from their aancestral, religious, cultural, Home CRADLE, (IN HEBREW) YERUSHALAIM, WITH HER SMALL MOUNTAIN. MONT ZION, INSIDE HER, JERUSALEM/YERUSHALAIM, INSIDE THE ISRAELI PROVINCE, named, JUDEA.
    PALESTINE in Hebrew and in English :
    INVASION.
    Palestinian is in Hebrew, PHILISTIN And in English : INVADER.
    LIPHLOSH IN HEBREW IS In English :
    TO INVADE.
    SO, THE LOT OF YOU,
    SMARTY, TY, SMELLY FARTY PANTS,

    LEAVE MY PEOPLE ALONE !!!!!
    LEAVE MY ISRAEL ALONE !!!!!!!

    Go and HAVE A GOOD READ IN HISTORY PR GO AND YOURSELVES IN MUCK, LIES AN THEFT, TO DEATH, SINCE THAT IS WHAT SEEMS YOUR PREFERENCE, WITH YOUR FELLOWS INVADERS/PHILISTINS !!!!!

  9. And Palestine/Invasion, ppoleshettp/invaded in 135 AD by the Romano/Spanish philistin(Palestinian)/invader, Hadrien(os) is ISRAEL,
    For here to stay TO ETETERNITY.

    By the way, What is a ZIONIST?
    A CITIZEN OF ZION, The Small Montain, Inside YYERUSHALAIM/JERUSALEM, Inside JUDEA/SRAEL.

    What is a JEW ?
    A CITIZEN/INHABITANT of JUDEA/ISRAEL, WHERE OUR JUDAISM WAS BORN AND FLOURISHED, OVER THREE THOUSANDS YEARS AGO, UNTIL WE WERE POLESHETT/INVADED, UNTIL, YES, UNTIL NOW.

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