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Jun 13, 2014

Crikey Clarifier: what is Shurat HaDin and why is it suing a Sydney Uni academic?

Shurat HaDin, a pro-Israel law centre, is taking legal action over an Australian academic's support for the boycott, divestment, sanctions movement against Israel. Juris doctor student Michael Brull takes a look at the case.

Pro-Israel NGO Shurat HaDin has launched a lawsuit against University of Sydney academic Jake Lynch for his refusal to support a visiting fellowship for an Israeli professor on political grounds. The judge has thrown out much of Shurat HaDin’s case, but the organisation is about to go back to court with a narrower focus. We take a look at the background of the case.

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3 thoughts on “Crikey Clarifier: what is Shurat HaDin and why is it suing a Sydney Uni academic?

  1. AR

    Only slightly off-topic but has anyone asked the Member for Haifa Ports his opinion of the binning of the hoary & venerable “Occupied Territories” for the A/G’s brave nu wordspeek, “Disputed”?

  2. Gavin Moodie

    Thanx for this report and analysis.

    I understand that Avnon is currently at the University of Sydney, having been sponsored by someone else.

    Was Avnon seeking a paid fellowship from the University of Sydney or just a desk and access to the library and internet?

  3. old greybeard

    Israeli hypocrisy as clearly outlined. Putting people in gulags “for their opinions”. Have they forgotten? Or is free speech in Israel only for orthodox Jews?

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