|Good onya, Aussies!|
In the course of an exclusive interview with the newspaper, Avnon said
'he believed Professor Lynch deserves a “red card” for refusing to sponsor him because the Sydney academic supported the international Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against Israel. “The fact that academics at the University of Sydney have rallied to my cause doesn’t diminish the severity of Lynch’s attempt to boycott me as a Jewish Israeli academic,” Professor Avnon said....
He said Professor Lynch deserved to be sanctioned for boycotting him, describing it as against the principles of academic freedom and exchange, and ignoring the work he had done to try to achieve a degree of understanding between young Jews and Arabs.'Avnon noted the
'warm welcome by Sydney University academics appalled at Professor Lynch’s actions, along with ordinary Australians who had written emails of support.
“The Australians have been a light unto the nations,” Professor Avnon said, using the classical expression from the Book of Isaiah....'The full report (entitled, if you're googling, "Boycotted Israeli embraced by other fellows") is behind a paywall here