Australia & NZ.

USYD Prof. Jake Lynch cleared of antisemitism

It seems, according to today’s Sydney Morning Herald, that the University of Sydney has cleared Associate Professor Jake Lynch, who is the director of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney, of antisemitism. However, he still has the threat of dismissal hanging over him regarding his …

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Holy Moses; not a Palestinian in sight!

 The news that  Melbourne’s National Gallery of Victoria is restoring artist John Herbert’s Moses Bringing Down the Tables of the Law is cause for celebration. Moses, who lived about 1391-1271 BCE, figured in the most momentous events in Jewish history.  He led the Jews out of slavery in Egypt, guided …

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Sydney University to act on BDS melee activists.

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 …

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Oy Vey: Jews Rally For and Against Islamisation

During the recent protests, Jews divided their support between opposing sides. So which one is the ‘right’ side? I hope that Jews – whichever side they chose – oppose: ·        Racism (and that includes anti-Semitism). Most Jews believe in an inclusive multiethnic society, such as exists in Australia and Israel.  …

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Temple Beth Israel’s mates believe Jews responsible for 9/11

   It’s great when people from diverse backgrounds come together. Last year, Temple Beth Israel treated their guests to a rich cultural experience when they staged an Interfaith Sacred Concert “based around composer Ernest Bloch’s Avodath Hakodesh (Sacred Service)… with its exhortation to praise G-d with music and dancing… with …

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Lynch’s Supporters Dig Him Into a Deeper Hole.

Nick Riemer’s apologia for the conduct of his colleague, Jake Lynch, during the disruption by protesters of a lecture by Colonel Richard Kemp at the University of Sydney on March 11 (Why Jake Lynch was waving money around at an anti-Israel protest, March 25) only digs Lynch into a deeper …

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Melbourne theatre’s anti-Israel partners

 Hot on the heels of learning about anti-Semitism at a the Red Rattler a fringe Sydney theatre – – comes news that a mainstream theatre in Melbourne has entered into a sponsorship deal with Qatar Airways, which is wholly owned by the government of terror-supporting Qatar.  Some facts: An absolute …

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A Trying Subject.

Israel Advocacy Update. Written by Emily Gian. Media and Advocacy Director, Zionist Federation of Australia.. In medieval England, a separate court was established with the purpose of providing redress for people in a fair and just manner. Over the years, this Court of Star Chamber evolved as a judicial body …

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‘Apology’ from the Red Rattler Theatre!!

The Apology.! We would like to apologise for the email that was sent to you by one of our staff members. The email was inappropriate and not the reflection of the values of the Community Board of the Red Rattler Theatre Inc. The Red Rattler Theatre Inc condemns racism of any kind. The …

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Antisemitism, Racism & Hypocrisy at the Red Rattler

The Red Rattler theatre may not call it racism, but what else would you call their refusal to lease the theatre to Hillel, a Jewish youth group. Antisemitism? I call it racism, hypocrisy, antisemitism and discrimination.  I suppose the RED part of the title should give us an indication as to …

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BDS abounds at USYD.

Seems the University of Sydney has their own little BDS club, which appears to have done precious little since its inception just under a year ago. Sydney Staff for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions. They say they aim to: (1) Exert pressure on the University of Sydney to withdraw all institutional …

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Blurred lines: When BDS becomes blatant antisemitism.

Published with the permission of AIJAC – Australia Israel Jewish Affairs Council Written by Sharyn Mittelman Advocates of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel (BDS) often argue that their campaign is not antisemitic, despite the fact that openly antisemitic statements come up frequently among activists and forums associated with the …

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Aussie Rabbi attacks Brigitte Gabriel.

Back in 2007, I attended a JNF function at the Crown Casino in honour of John Howard, who was awarded the Jerusalem Prize for his friendship and commitment to Israel.  For me the main draw card was keynote speaker, Brigitte Gabriel, who I had long admired as a woman of …

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F’mer Min.Demands Uni takes action anti-Israel Protesters

Former ALP Minister for Higher Education Excoriates “Repulsive” Anti-Israel Protesters, Demands University Take Disciplinary Action. Sent: Friday, 13 March 2015. 4:03 PM. To: ‘vice.chancellor@sydney.edu.au’ Subject: Violent disruption of Kemp talk Dear Dr Spence, On Wednesday 11 March I attended a meeting at Sydney University that was addressed by Colonel Richard …

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