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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 …”)

Posted by Tim B. on 01/27/2006 at 11:35 AM
    1. I have yet to meet an ‘authority’ less qualified on the subject matter who holds such strong (and erroneous) views.

      Posted by Mike Jericho on 2006 01 27 at 01:01 PM • permalink


    1. “We didn’t have any Jews on the board and it seemed to be an absence.”

      I think it still is.

      Posted by paco on 2006 01 27 at 01:02 PM • permalink


    1. surely they could have found a real jew, not a mock norwegian one?

      Posted by KK on 2006 01 27 at 01:24 PM • permalink


    1. His relentless anti-semitism notwithstanding, Anthony claims to be a Jew. He was therefore presumably circumcised.  It’s a shame that they threw away the best part.

      Posted by quillpen on 2006 01 27 at 01:26 PM • permalink


    1. Does Macquarie rhyme with daiquiri or sorry?

      Posted by chinesearithmetic on 2006 01 27 at 01:39 PM • permalink


    1. Mike, will you be invited to replace him?

      Posted by DBO on 2006 01 27 at 01:53 PM • permalink


    1. #5 Sorry.

      Posted by DBO on 2006 01 27 at 01:54 PM • permalink


    1. Sounds like a typical academic circle jerk to me.  No doubt, Jew or not, Ant fits right in.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2006 01 27 at 02:16 PM • permalink


    1. Are they sure he’s not an Episcopalian? Just what the world needs, another Gentile trying to out-Zion the Zionists!

      Posted by andycanuck on 2006 01 27 at 02:53 PM • permalink


    1. Perfect Academic search for the truth, devotion to scholorship. Appoint someone without scholarly credentials just because he’s a Jew. And not only because he’s a Jew, but a bitter, ignorant, self-hating Jew. Says much about the standards of this Mockerie so-called University. Uncle Tominskie can shuffle along serving them the anit-semetic vitriol they so desire to imbibe, but in the end they will revile and mock him for the ass-hole he is.

      Posted by stats on 2006 01 27 at 03:31 PM • permalink


    1. Maybe he is really the token idiot.

      Posted by perfectsense on 2006 01 27 at 04:13 PM • permalink


    1. Wow! A journalist rather than a mere academic!
      McUni is really letting it all hang out (circumcised or not) with this one.
      Excuse me while I just go and check all my cereal boxes for McUni Degree Coupons.

      Posted by blogstrop on 2006 01 27 at 04:47 PM • permalink


    1. I wrote to the AJN about Antony last week in a letter they printed about Sharon.
      I mentioned Antony’s remark on Israel from Tim’s earlier postings as an example of the traitors in our midst, that Sharon had had to contend with in defending Israel from the Hyenas within and without.
      They edited out the Antony quotes.
      Obviously Macquarie has either not done their homework or they share Antony’s exterminationist ideas for his fellow Jews.
      Example of Jews betraying their own during WW2 can be read at
      How the mainstream Jewish 
      By Francisco Gil-white.
      An absolute must read in the analysis of the twisted reasoning of the jewish leaders in New york during the years of the Shoah.

      Posted by davo on 2006 01 27 at 05:48 PM • permalink


    1. sorry try the link again

      Posted by davo on 2006 01 27 at 05:55 PM • permalink


    1. Kapo.

      Posted by Dave S. on 2006 01 27 at 06:25 PM • permalink


    1. Has Antony been deceived? Is he being used?

      With Ant’s appointment Maquarie are now perfectly balanced: a chip on each shoulder.

      Posted by captain on 2006 01 27 at 06:46 PM • permalink


    1. #11 perfectsense:

      Maybe he is really the token idiot

      I doubt it – I’m sure he’ll fit in nicely.

      But maybe they wanted to break the stereotype of Jews being smart.

      Posted by Melanie on 2006 01 27 at 07:05 PM • permalink


    1. Totally consistent with the behaviour of the BBC this morning.  They got two experts to comment on the Muslim Council of Britain’s continuing boycott of the national Holocaust Day – one from the MCB and the other one a Muslim academic!
      Don’t bother to represent ‘those Jews’ fairly…

      Posted by Barrie on 2006 01 27 at 07:17 PM • permalink


    1. or maybe Macquarie Uni just thought that the situation in the Middle East is complex enough with out bringing another viewpoint into it.

      Posted by Melanie on 2006 01 27 at 07:22 PM • permalink


    1. The mullahs annoint Ahmadinejad.
      The Palestinians annoint Hamas.
      Macquarie Uni annoints Loewenstein.

      Some clarity at last.

      Posted by groister on 2006 01 27 at 07:42 PM • permalink


    1. Totally OT: Just saw Charles Krauthammer on Fox. Seemed to be having trouble talking. Is his paralysis accidental, or does he have a degenerative disease? It was rather disquieting to watch. Hope he’s OK.

      Posted by Dave S. on 2006 01 27 at 07:49 PM • permalink


    1. I have a theory on why academic boards trend to the left.

      In order to avoid being outsmarted by the “new guy”, people will only appoint others who are dumber than themselves.

      Eventually, it means you have to start scraping from the bottom of the barrel where all the lefties are.

      Posted by 2dogs on 2006 01 27 at 08:07 PM • permalink


    1. 18# BArrie
      BAN Holocaust day?
      listen with strong coffee at hand.
      How many acdamic dissertations written by leading intellectuals on the need to remove the Muslims of Srebenica from mainstream society.
      How many scientists and engineers worked for years to create the Gas and technology to exterminate the rwandans?

      Posted by davo on 2006 01 27 at 08:17 PM • permalink


    1. “He was a fairly well qualified person …”

      Translation:  He had nothing else going on.

      Posted by the wolf on 2006 01 27 at 08:26 PM • permalink


    1. Dave S.,

      I believe Charles Krauthammer was paralyzed in an automobile accident while in medical school. The fact that he finished med school after being paralyzed speaks volumes about his bravery.

      BTW, Dr Krauthammer’s brother Marcel died this week. Sorry I don’t have a link to a very moving tribute but you can google it (unless you live in China).

      Posted by JDB on 2006 01 27 at 08:33 PM • permalink


    1. But, but … Antony Looowenstein won the award for Best Australian Mainstream Media Blog! Surely he deserves an academic post for this achievement alone.

      Posted by Evil Pundit on 2006 01 27 at 08:49 PM • permalink


    1. Fairly well qualified = half a briss?

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2006 01 27 at 08:57 PM • permalink


    1. #27 I would have thought a bris and a half

      Posted by captain on 2006 01 27 at 09:26 PM • permalink


    1. BTW, Dr Krauthammer’s brother Marcel died this week

      Ah. Then perhaps he’s under stress and lacking sleep. Hopefully, he’s OK otherwise. A fine man and a national treasure.

      Posted by Dave S. on 2006 01 27 at 10:15 PM • permalink


    1. #26 Evil Pundit

      But, but … Antony Looowenstein won the award for Best Australian Mainstream Media Blog! Surely he deserves an academic post for this achievement alone.

      Not so fast…

      Loewenstein said he would “happily take the award and unending adulation” which begins nauseatingly in the first comment of thispost. More kudos is followed by one comment which says:

      Can’t wait to read what sour grapes inspired snipe the magnanimous Tim Blair comes up with.

      Well…the contest is not as it seems.

      The so-called “2006 Australian Blog Awards” were run by a small blog, Collective Apathy – Ever heard of it? Nope… Me neither, a local primary school could probably organise a more successful contest as a fundraiser.

      Enjoy the glory of the award Antony! It’s about as small and irrelevant as you are.

      Posted by Dan Lewis on 2006 01 28 at 12:00 AM • permalink


    1. “I was told they wanted to attract journalists”…(a university? …As they would…..)

      Posted by crash on 2006 01 28 at 12:03 AM • permalink


    1. Maybe he’s not an idiot.  Maybe he’s just hard of hearing.  You know, they said “Jewishness,”  he heard “Journalist…”

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2006 01 28 at 12:12 AM • permalink


    1. Dan Lewis (#30) picked the social status of the Ant’s “award” well (small and irrelevant).

      If you feel like a giggle or two, pop over to the awards site and see the havoc that the delinquent anarchists at “Spin Starts Here” (on Tim’s Blogroll) have wrought on the award voting system.

      Hilarious stuff. The Electoral Commission should be taking notes.

      Posted by Pedro the Ignorant on 2006 01 28 at 12:31 AM • permalink


    1. You see that nerd boy now moderates he’s blog for comments?

      Aggh double post but atleast I spelt comments correctly 🙂

      Posted by Anthony_ on 2006 01 28 at 12:40 AM • permalink


    1. #34

      He had to celebrate his win somehow.

      I guess that was the weedy blogger equivalent of Hamas firing their rifles into the air.

      Posted by Dan Lewis on 2006 01 28 at 01:28 AM • permalink


    1. Bahahaha… They couldn’t even get his name right. It was spelled “Loowenstein” until someone pointed it out. (Screenshot)

      Meanwhile, assuming a comment on this page is real, Tim Blair didn’t want to know about the pissweak contest and (politely) declined nomination. Despite this request, and several others, one of the organisers – Vlado wrote:

      Enough with the declining nominations! There awards are the people saying what their favourite blogs are… it’s not a spot on a board or council.

      And we all know how hard it is for some people to get one of those…

      Posted by Dan Lewis on 2006 01 28 at 01:56 AM • permalink


    1. Given that they produce enough anti-Jewish fantasies and conspiracy theories with their existing staff, I reckon they probably just hired him to get their hands on his Jew gold. What puzzles me is why the Australian taxpayer has to be robbed to finance these fifth column parasites.

      Posted by Jim Geones on 2006 01 28 at 04:19 AM • permalink


    1. Is being a ‘faux jew’ something like being a ‘mock turkey?

      Posted by Lucky Nutsacks on 2006 01 28 at 05:05 AM • permalink


    1. ant would be very happy with gushing sbs correspondent’s call to arms “hamas appear ready to take on the israelis…
      they then belatedly brought up the camel in the living room-palestinians are totally reliant on u.s. aid (awkward what?).
      a tilting bbc reporter then declaimed darkly -“the donors know the effect that would have on them-at what cost!”-camera pans for a close up to an old lady sitting on the kerb .Gee she’s effected already-see!
      of course this is the first time i have heard aunty or sbs acknowledge that they were totally dependent on u.s. aid.
      next item -a briton throwing away a cigarette from a cable car has caused a raging inferno on the slopes of table the public media is hoping that it’s not white people who are injured or killed..they are disgusting,unashamed ambulance chasers,moving quickly from misery to chaos to natural disaster.Oh and kofi is speechmaking at holocaust site..hypoctite.

      Posted by crash on 2006 01 28 at 06:52 AM • permalink


    1. #39 sorry that’s the mooted removal of u.s. aid from the palestinians…
      and the word hypocrite pimf.

      Posted by crash on 2006 01 28 at 06:55 AM • permalink


    1. So does that make Flavius Antonius a goy-toy?  The resemblance to his namesake grows even stronger…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2006 01 28 at 09:49 PM • permalink


    1. ..or indeed toy goy.

      Posted by crash on 2006 01 29 at 10:06 AM • permalink


    1. People, we may be missing an opportunity here.

      We should be encouraging all the American and British universities that jump on the “Divest Israel” campaign to invest heavily in the Palestinians.

      If we can’t get rid of the buggers on the grounds of intellectual dishonesty and academic incompetence, maybe we can get shut of them through simple bankruptcy…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2006 01 29 at 07:29 PM • permalink


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