Never mind all the plain waffle of 'promoting interdisciplinary research... conflict resolution' et al.
- The Australian
- December 06, 2012
These are the verbal playthings of Sydney University in justifying arguably illegal boycotts which the ACCC should have vitiated.
The lamentable toothless ACCC wrote to me twice last year; they are a waste of time.
As far as they are concerned primary boycotts against Israel are OK - but they have problems with so - called secondary boycotts.
The unsubtle anti - Israel bias escapes anyone who contemplates boycotting primary or secondary Palestinian / Gaza goods! Primary or secondary boycotts of Saudi Arabian goods! Hezbullah goods?
Guess how long it would be before harm was done to me in disparate ways!
But I am so assured the ACCC would defend me by default - like they failed to defend Brenners last year in September.
Another thing: the boycotee is plainly no friend of Israel: he has no problems with boycotts against his country Israel so long as boycotters
''...distinguish one individual from another.''!
Furthermore the professor from Hebrew University Dan
Avnon claims to be ''doing our best to effect change in Israeli political culture. We pay prices for going against the institutional grain''
I recall a classical commentary by the late anti - semitic cleric Sir Irving Benson who criticised the Nazis for '' lumping all Jews together and labelling them uniformly bad.... hunted Einstein and condemned him with the meanest Shylock who ever lived.''
The Age A Saturday Reflection 25 May 1985 By Sir Irving Benson, their religious writer!
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''Professor Avnon - who has written on moving beyond the Jewish-Palestinian divide to develop a new sense of citizenship in Israel - said of the centre's decision: "I find it ironic that you promote a policy of boycott that does not distinguish one individual from another. It is ironic because, like myself, many (probably most) intellectuals and scholars in relevant fields are doing our best to effect change in Israeli political culture. We pay prices for going against the institutional grain. And then we turn around and meet such a 'blind to the person' policy."