This highly intelligent-looking gentleman is Associate Professor Jake Lynch, PhD (City University, London) is Director of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney. This is, at least, what he does for living. His hobby is to be one of the chief supporters and even a leader of the Australian branch of BDS (BiDetS) movement. Ostensibly to build peace in the Middle East. As an expert in peace and conflict resolution prof Lynch is very active in the media, not hiding his highly negative opinion of the Zionists. Which is his democracy-given right, I believe.
But, apparently, professor Lynch has another hobby, which is being a Jew baiter. Here is how this predilection gets exposed. First the background:
On 11 March 2015, a public lecture held at the University of Sydney on the ethics of military tactics by retired British Colonel Richard Kemp was aggressively interrupted.And then the role of our good professor:
Protestors wrestled with security guards who had asked them to leave and were then forced to remove them. Protestors stood on chairs, began to push students and shout loudly at those who objected to their behaviour.
As a faculty member, Professor Lynch should have been defusing the situation in defence of freedom of speech and academic discourse. Instead, Lynch shouted in the face of students, obstructed campus security, filmed students without their consent and waved money in the faces of Jewish students and guests.
Well, so much for peace and conflict resolution...
Oh, by the way, professor Lynch was already accused of antisemitism, he even figures in an article Jake Lynch: my year of fighting anti-Semitism charges.
So much for your year of fighting antisemitism charges too, professor...
P.S. And don't forget to sign this petition, please.
Update: A letter by Colonel Richard Kemp to University of Sydney Vice Chancellor.