Just in case readers aren’t aware of what’s gone before regarding Associate professor Jake Lynch, the director of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney; an executive member of the Sydney Peace Foundation, secretary general of the International Peace Research Associationyou can read the account of his latest episode here. Jake Lynch: A study in ‘Peace and Conflict’.
As reported by Ean Higgins in The Australian today:
Sydney University administrators are expected this week to send out “show cause” letters to some of the individuals involved in a melee last month where pro-Palestinian protesters disrupted an address by retired British Colonel Kemp.
The move comes amid rising tension on campus between students and academics who support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against Israel, and Jewish students who say the campaign is fuelling anti-Semitic sentiment.
It’s not just this that’s fuelling the anti-Israel/antisemitic sentiment, it’s been going on for years thanks to the influence of Leftist academics and staff in general. They even have their own little BDS group.BDS abounds at USYD.
Vice-chancellor Michael Spence launched an investigation into competing complaints about the conduct of the protesting students, security guards, pro-BDS academic Jake Lynch and a woman who allegedly threw water on Professor Lynch and kicked him in the groin.
By all accounts the ‘kicking in the groin’ incident never happened and it certainly doesn’t seem like it on videos. I think considering the fuss he made waving money at a woman and goading her, if the incident had happened he would have made a great deal more fuss than he did.
An elderly woman with red hair can be seen throwing water, and refusing requests from security guards to leave.
“Keep going. Keep going. Get your money out,” Professor Lynch is heard to say to the woman. Jewish students last week submitted a petition to Dr Spence calling on him to sack Professor Lynch, with 6328 signatures.
The investigation, conducted by lawyer Jane Wright from Workdynamic Australia, is understood to have been completed, and university sources said they expect letters will be sent out putting findings of alleged breaches of university rules to some of the individuals concerned.