University Of Sydney Lets Lynch Off Lightly

You may recall BDSHole Jake Lynch, who was a member of a disruptive protest against fabulous British Colonel Richard Kemp, during which he waved money in the face of an elderly Jewish woman. He claimed he was merely threatening to sue the woman, and was exercising restraint. Nevertheless, he was to be investigated by the University of Sydney.

That investigation has ended, and the result is unsatisfactory.

jake lynchASSOCIATE Professor Jake Lynch will not be dismissed from his post at the University of Sydney following an investigation into possible breaches of its code of conduct, The AJN can reveal.

The university launched an investigation into incidents at an anti-Israel protest in March, which saw more than a dozen pro-Palestinian protesters storm a public talk by Colonel Richard Kemp.

Lynch, director of the university’s Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, and five students, two contractors and five members of the public, were under investigation by the university over their conduct during the protest on March 11.

On Tuesday, the university said a number of members of the university community and the public were found to have engaged in unsatisfactory conduct, as a result of which disciplinary action, including counselling, warning and suspension of access rights to the university grounds have been imposed.

Executive Council of Australian Jewry executive director Peter Wertheim said, “The university statement makes reference only to disciplinary action that includes ‘counselling, warning and suspension of access rights to the university grounds’. There is no mention of dismissals or reprimands.”

He added: “If the disciplinary action does not include the latter, it would be very disappointing, and would reflect poorly on the University in the enforcement of its own standards.”

But a source at the university told The AJN on Tuesday that Lynch would remain in his post.

Obviously a disappointing result but I suspect Lynch will not be able to keep his true feelings to himself, and he will one day be caught out being anti-Zionist-not-antisemitic.


David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media