It is time to sack Jake Lynch

Section 16(1)(b) of the University of Sydney Act 1989 (NSW) states that the Senate of the University has the power to

appoint and terminate the appointment of academic and other staff of the University

The Head of the University’s Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, Associate Professor Jake Lynch, is at the centre of Australia’s BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement which aims to destroy the State of Israel and act as racist elements against Jewish people around the world.

Most recently, Lynch tried to prevent the distinguished scholar, Dan Avnon from taking up a fellowship at the University.

Lynch’s behaviour is outrageous and is entirely against the principles of the University enshrined in its Act to promote free expression and debate.

It is time for him to be sacked from the University. The Senate has the power and now has the responsibility to remove this cancer from the University.

Here is a list of the current Fellows of the Senate who can dismiss Lynch from the University. I wonder if any of the Fellows are also activists in the BDS movement? Perhaps bandana man?

PS: I know that the Australian Senate has extremists that advocate BDS too like Lee Rhiannon. But the voters need to sack her and the other extremists in Parliament.

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51 Responses to It is time to sack Jake Lynch

  1. Blogstrop

    Any university harbouring a BDS movement should be defunded or somehow disciplined until they return to being a place of learning rather than a nest of leftist scum.

  2. JC

    Not only should the bastard be sacked, but how dare Sydney allow this douchebag to be on its payroll? How dare they!

  3. Abraham

    Israeli PM Netanyahu made mention of the immoral BDS movement during a speech he delivered to AIPAC.

    AGAIN … Judenhass is on the rise. This time it seems cultivated and nurtured within the hallowed halls of academia. It would seem universities have become anti-Semetic Petri dishes filled with racist scum. Between Lynch and a neo-Nazi thug the only point of difference would be haircut.

  4. Walter Plinge

    ANTI-SEMITISM has raised its head at another of the country’s most prestigious tertiary institutions, with racist graffiti appearing at the University of Adelaide.

    A campus sign was vandalised with a crudely drawn Star of David containing the number “666″ and the words “No Jew world order”.

    The above report is from The Australian this morning. Certain types take in and approve Lynch’s views and take them to the next step.

  5. johno

    You are joking!

    Bandana man is of the University of Sydney Senate!!!

    The rot has really set in.

  6. Fibro

    The only one in the lot with perhaps any sense of public opinion woudl be Kate MClymont who was instrumental in the Obeid reporting.

    As for Bandana man, no wonder Lisa still goes under Wilkinson

  7. Bribiejohn

    I am a dinky di Aussie, born to dinki di Aussie parents, had precious loyal friends of many races, including Aboriginals and Jews, and several European nations, and we loved each other.

    What happens to the human mind, when supposedly high I.Q’s send us down the path of such filthy minded, bitter hearted idiots? Is it unintelligent, unreasoning hatred, coming from a naturally evil mind?

    YES!!

  8. James in Melbourne

    Just emailed the Jakester:

    “I just wanted you to know that you disgrace and besmirch everything for which the term ‘university’ stands – not to mention the freedoms for which Australia stands.

    Yours sincerely.”

  9. Splatacrobat

    Catriona Menzies-Pike is arts editor at The Conversation website. She was managing editor of daily news and current affairs website New Matilda from 2010-2013. She has taught English and journalism students at several Sydney universities, including the University of Sydney, since 2002. She is a fifth generation graduate of the University of Sydney.

    With Michelle Grattan at The Conversation and Ben Eltham at New Matilda as work mates I’m sure we know which way Catriona would vote on any disciplinary action.

  10. Rabz

    Not only are pseudo intellectual filth like Lynch no better than nazis in regard to their irrational hatred of Jews, look at the vile, primitive racist psychopathic fanatics they’re advocating for.

    His ongoing employment at Sydney University is a fucking disgrace.

  11. Andrew

    And of course another Senior SydU Figure was the organiser of a “day of hate” against a public servant. (Funny – if you disagree with the IPA then Tim is fair game. But you can’t organise mass protests to bully Lee Rhiannon, even if you disagree with her views.)

    But what’s this grub to make NOW the time to get rid of him? The use of BDS in a blatantly unlawful manner last year was the time. What line has he crossed today?

  12. And Another Thing

    The leftards will always hate this jewel of democracy standing alone in an angry sea of aggression and hatred. The fact that this BDS hate movement has any traction at universities illustrates the difference between the words academic and intelligence. Plus the fact there is a tide of Arab cash floating around many of the world’s institutions. It would save a lot of time and trouble if the Muslim countries, and their offshoots such as BDS would realize now that Israel will jnever be defeated.

  13. dan

    I will write to the council today, this would be a good thing to spread via social media for the slacktivists to get on board with. What a jerk. I work with Israelis, Iraqis, Lebanese, Iranian academics frequently and it wouldn’t occur to any of us to worry about the fact.

  14. C.L.

    It is time for him to be sacked from the University.

    Why isn’t he being charged with vilification under 18c?

  15. incoherent rambler

    Sydney Uni uber alles.

  16. Phil Fry

    “Why isn’t he being charged with vilification under 18c?”

    because no one has complained to the correct authorities?

  17. Paul

    “this jewel of democracy”…

    That’s a joke comment right?

  18. Baldrick

    It’s unlikely that the university will sack Lynch …

    “There are many in the University who will find the views of Associate Professor Lynch and Dr Anderson naïve, even wrong-headed, but free and open debate demands that we defend their right to hold such views. “

    … via Profesor (sic) Stephen Garton, Acting Vice-Chancellor University of Sydney.

  19. Token

    I am unsure about this claim as it is so circumstancial, but it does note how dangerous & toxic totalitarians like Lynch have made university campuses through their continual “hate speech” about Israel:

    The newly re-formed Jewish Students’ Society at the Australian National University (ANU) confronted significant abuse during the Market Day clubs and societies event.

    A paper airplane was thrown at the Jewish Students’ Society stall. On one side the paper contained a Socialist Alternative petition, and on the other the message: ‘Death to the Zionist entity. Love from Hamas’. This note supports Hamas, a proscribed terrorist organisation, in their anti-Semitic violent aims to kill all Jews. Moreover, following various refusals to take pamphlets by Jewish students on the day, extremists responded ‘that’d be right, Israeli bitch’, and ‘filthy Jew’.

  20. Gab

    It is time for him to be sacked from the University. The Senate has the power and now has the responsibility to remove this cancer from the University.

    I doubt the senate disagrees with the University’s BDS movement so little wonder Lynch is still there. Why would they sack him? It’s not like the institution is there to educate, that mission died with the influx of leftists in academia.

  21. stevem

    Head of the University’s Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies? What on earth do they teach about conflict resolution when the head is so prominent in BDS?

    He should not be sacked for being in BDS, but for being so manifestly unsuited to his position.

  22. And Another Thing

    “That’s a joke comment, right?”

    Nope. Just a comparison to the shit hole the other mob have made of the middle east.

  23. Mr Rusty

    If we had our own version of GetUp! a publicised and organised boycott of Sydney Uni (exposed Internationally as a “Nazi-harbouring institution”) and he would be out of there by the end of the week. Money talks, especially International students money.
    Sadly, conservative and libertarian indivdualism is simultaneously our greatest strength and weakness.

  24. Boambee John

    I’m always fascinated by the apparent willingness of the BDS movemant, and others on the supposedly “intellectual” left, to contemplate nuclear war in the Middle east.

    Put together these elements from Jewish history:

    Masada: death before surrender to an unspeakable fate under a ruthless foe: and

    the Holocaust: never again to go quietly to the gas chambers.

    Add in the near certainty that Israel possesses a substantial number of nuclear weapons, with a variety delivery systems (both aircraft and missiles), and pushing for Israel to be isolated and defeated seems a particularly stupid policy.

  25. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Sadly, conservative and libertarian indivdualism is simultaneously our greatest strength and weakness.

    Concerted formal protests by individuals and by Jewish organisations about clear expressions of anti-Semitism on campus, protests directed to the key office holders (Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor, Head of Academic Board), will at least make these office-holders think twice about their ensuing reputations. They hold the power. In my experience (I have had some) these people are usually extremely vain about how they are perceived in legacy (and in much else).

  26. Dan

    Sydney Uni is in the electorate of Ried.

    Why is the (liberal) member quiet on this?

    Why isn’t he being charged with vilification under 18c?

    Can’t the AG do something? Our government, rightly, makes speeches in support of Isreal while local councils, universities and other assorted crackpots plough on with this anti semitism BDS. Somebody needs to clear this shit out of our country.

  27. Aaron

    Sydney Uni is in the electorate of Reid.

    The Member for Reid has all the courage of a limp lettuce leaf. He suggested earlier this year after the ABC lied about torture claims that if people are not happy with the reporting they shouldn’t watch it.

  28. john of dandenong

    Bribiejohn – perfect description of these dangerous persons.

  29. papachango

    “There are many in the University who will find the views of Associate Professor Lynch and Dr Anderson naïve, even wrong-headed, but free and open debate demands that we defend their right to hold such views. “

    … via Profesor (sic) Stephen Garton, Acting Vice-Chancellor University of Sydney.

    Fuck Me the hypocrisy of this is staggering. Free and open debate my ass. Just try expressing a view within a university campus that maybe there’s a bit too much money spent in the Aboriginal industry, and maybe some of these blue-eyed pale skinned people calling themselves ‘Aborigines’ could getb a buit less taxpayer handouts and see how quickly you’ll be shot down for ‘racism’

  30. middleman

    As a graduate of Sydney University Law School in the early 70′s and Professor Julius Stone’s school of Jurisprudence, it is galling to see a turd like Jake Lynch still floating in the academic punchbowl; and equally galling that the Chancellor and Senate are either impotent to remove him or complicit in his defiling of this great institution.

  31. james

    I used to be a firm supporter of Israel, it is hard not to be when they are faced with the likes of Hamas, the Hezzies and other assorted crazies of the type you often encounter in Broadmeadows these days.

    But I find it hard to summon enthusiasm for even so worthy a cause as humiliating a far-left wing Academic after the Australian Diaspora communities response to even the slightest tinkering with the anti-free speech laws.

    A highly influential community whose “community leaders” lobby against free speech [with no public contrary voices] should get a far less sympathy for its pet cause on the other side of the world than it currently does.

    It looks as though 18C, 18D and all their little state based friends are here to stay at least partly because of one community playing the Holocaust card.

    Scream, shout and ad-hom all you like, but no community is above reproach in the fight to regain free speech, so please excuse my bitter disappointment.

    It’s a quid pro quo thing, I still support the right of Israel to exist, but if you want enthusiasm stop screwing around on issues far more important to me here at home.

  32. Rabz

    Sydney Uni is in the electorate of Reid

    No, the main (historical) campus is in Camperdown, in the slovenian slag’s electorate.

  33. james

    Why isn’t he being charged with vilification under 18c?

    Can’t the AG do something?

    Would help show our leftie friends the true nature of such laws and their relationship to free speech.

    Only when leftist academics or leftist artists start squealing will the university bred sheep raise their heads from the grass and begin to bleat.

  34. .

    Bandana man is of the University of Sydney Senate!!!

    You have to be bloody kidding me.

  35. Wozzup

    Agred. Sack him. The BDS movement is owned lock stock and barrel by a group of organisations – everyone of which is dedicated to the destruction of the sovereign state of Israel. A supporteer of this filth is almost by definition anti semitic. Sack his ass!

    Here is a quote about BDS ” even a cursory glance ………..reveals that this movement considers the existence of a Jewish state in the region patently unacceptable ……… the BDS movement hides its ultimate goal of dismantling the Jewish state behind its public rhetoric“.

    This is an organisation dedicated to the destruction of a state and the murder of Jews.

    Anyone who supports it is a scoundrel or a patsy. In either case not a good qualification for an associate professor.

  36. Jock

    Unfortunately the Bandanad One was voted in by Graduates.

  37. .

    Jock
    #1213022, posted on March 5, 2014 at 11:59 am
    Unfortunately the Bandanad One was voted in by Graduates.

    The market value of being a U Syd. alumnus just went down a few clicks.

  38. Wozzup

    “But I find it hard to summon enthusiasm for even so worthy a cause as humiliating a far-left wing Academic after the Australian Diaspora communities response to even the slightest tinkering with the anti-free speech laws.”

    While I disagree strongly with the position adopted by Jewish organisations in Australia on the subject of free speech you do need to understand why they are adopting this line – its because too often they know that Jewish people are the subject of hate speech and want it stopped. I do not for a moment disagree with this objective.

    I just happen to disagree with those who argue that legal sanctions against free speech that offends people is the best way of achieving it. After all, those laws can be used to suppress Jewish opposition to the haters as much as they can be used to suppress those who voice their hatred of Jews. In fact as I see it, the laws are very much a two edged sword. Hamas and other violent, murderous and terrististic groups are not likely to take notice of laws that supposedly prevent them from speaking, giving voice to their hatred. But they will be quick to use the laws themselves to take action against Jews trying to defend themselves from that hate.

    Even now its hard enough – every time someone speaks up aginst Islamic extremism they are accused of being islamophobic and the left gives out ahue and cry calling for them to be punished or silenced. Somehow islmophobia is supposed to be a bad thing – considering the violence committed by islamic believers there is plenty to be phobic about.

  39. Token

    If they do not sort this crap out, the universities in Australia will find that like US universities they are under pressure from their staff to prevent black women from having a voice:

    The Rutgers University faculty council has passed a resolution calling for the school to rescind Condoleezza Rice’s invitation to speak at commencement.

  40. Des Deskperson

    ‘And of course another senior SydU Figure was the organiser of a ‘day of hate’ against a public servant.’

    To be fair, I don’t think that guy was ‘senior’. iIIRC, he was ‘disability co-ordinator’ for one of the faculties. Syndey U may be different, but those sorts of admin/HR jobs in tertiary institutions are generally lower level and (relatively) poorly paid.

    On the other hand, people in these sorts of jobs tend to have plenty of spare time for ‘activism.’

  41. cohenite

    Fitzsimmons is an arrogant prick.

  42. stackja

    Cut the Syd Uni budget.

  43. Dan

    Rabz
    #1212994, posted on March 5, 2014 at 11:30 am
    Sydney Uni is in the electorate of Reid

    No, the main (historical) campus is in Camperdown, in the slovenian slag’s electorate.

    Cheers Rabz…
    I did wonder, which is why I went looking for the boundaries.

  44. Tintarella di Luna

    His ongoing employment at Sydney University is a fucking disgrace.

    We need a like button Rabz – i like this comment, very much, a bit soft for mine but very succinct.

  45. Driftforge

    No, the main (historical) campus is in Camperdown, in the slovenian slag’s electorate.

    Is that what they call the back blocks of Redfern?

    The Uni is between Redfern station and the highway.

  46. Rabz

    There is no part of the campus which is considered Redfern.

    Redfern is the closest railway station. The parts east of city Rd are in Darlington, those west of it are in Camperdown.

  47. DrBeauGan

    I’d like to see racial vilification encouraged. That way we could all see who the shits are. What happens at the moment is that the shits conceal their shittiness behind things like BDS, which may deceive the simpletons. Let them come into the open so we can see them for what they are.
    Likewise it would be a mistake to sack Lynch. His prominence is telling us useful things about USyd.

  48. ProEng

    The majority of Fellows including the Vice -Chancellor should be removed but it will be difficult. The University of Sydney Act 1989 has provision for the appointment of Fellows of the senate. The minister of the NSW govt. can appoint 6 Fellows, 5 other Fellows have to come from outside and are graduates of Sydney Uni. There are 22 positions and one other needs to come from outside (requirement for a majority from outside)
    The Government appointed fellows were put in place during the previous labor government so a change could come soon if the government has a will.
    The NSW government could withhold funds to force the Senate to act properly but there are limits as it is presumed that there is a tri-annual budget and there is also access to investments and outside funds.
    What is necessary is a clean up of the University Act (eg getting ride of some of the internal senators). The Act needs to also have provision for a code of conduct and ethics similar to the requirements of the Queensland Public Sector Ethics Act which applies to Qld. Universities. (If the Lynch saga happened at UQ then the Vice-chancellor and Lynch could be cited for breaches of the Act which is a criminal offense)
    However, section 31 of the Uni Of Sydney act does mention no religious or political discrimination and the Senate can remove Fellows for breach of duty-section 26g (eg breaching or not acting on section 31)

  49. dan

    He can’t be removed because of a commitment to free speech…
    I think he should be able to say what he likes but this isn’t about his speech, it is about him silencing other academics. The whole situation seems unbelievable to me.

  50. blogstrop

    S.31 has it down to rights. Over to the regulators.
    (… crickets)

  51. The debate over 18 C and the clash between basic values such as freedom of expression and the need to protect minorities from public vilification is not as black and white as either side would like you to think especially in a world where racist antisemites such George Galloway will threaten to sue you for pointing out that he is a racist antisemite. Or where full time antisemitic clergymen such as Stephen Sizer who harbour a medieval abhorrence to Jewish sovereignty anywhere but especially in Israel will call the police if someone suggests that his form of theological antisemitism is nothing more than Dark Ages bigotry deeply embedded in the extremist religious mind …

    As usual Pat Condell is right on to it.

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