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Last updated on August 9th, 2017 at 04:38 am
Antony Loewenstein, January 15:
I was recently appointed to the Board of Macquarie University’s Centre for Middle Eastern and North African Studies. This was due to a number of board members, and staff at Macquarie, expressing support for my work. I was told they wanted to attract journalists, rather than just academics, to the board.
Dr Andrew Vincent, director of Macquarie University’s Centre for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, in the Australian Jewish News, January 27 (no link available):
We wanted a Jewish person on the board. We didn’t have any Jews on the board and it seemed to be an absence.
So Antony was appointed because he was a Jew! Given he doesn’t believe in Jewish entitlement, I expect Loewenstein will take the honourable course and resign.
(In the article, Vincent is further quoted condemning Loewenstein with cruelly faint praise: “He was a fairly well qualified person …”)
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