April 12, 2013

Might Zionists appeal against FUCU judgment?

Ronnie Fraser, the complainant in the FUCU case, might be considering an appeal according to the Jewish Chronicle.   Links and emphasis added by me:
The Jewish academic whose claim of harassment against the University College Union was rejected by an employment tribunal was this week considering whether to appeal against the judgment.
Ronnie Fraser, director of Academic Friends of Israel, is still coming to terms with the tribunal’s dismissal of his claim that the anti-Israel stance adopted by union members amounted to harassment.
He is due to meet his lawyers to discuss the next steps available to him.  It is thought he is reluctant to have the case re-heard at an employment appeal tribunal.
The Jewish Leadership Council is also understood to be considering what, if any, action it can take following the criticisms made of its chief executive by the tribunal.
Leading employment barrister Clive Sheldon QC, the co-chair of Masorti Judaism and a JLC member, has provided the organisation with advice “as part of its ongoing process of studying the judgment”.
The JLC is believed to be upset by the scathing nature of the tribunal’s judgment.
Harassment?  It was actually about racial harassment and found to be neither racial nor harassment.

He's going to meet his lawyers?  So Anthony Julius is coming out of hiding. I'd love to be a fly on the wall.

Criticisms of JLC CEO, Jeremy Newmark?  A little understated that.  He and his evidence were described as "arrogant", "preposterous", "disturbing" and "untrue".  Now what action might be open to the JLC?  They could support an appeal I suppose but the untruth of Newmark's evidence was exposed by "truthful witnesses" in the FUCU case so an appeal won't help.  Maybe it's time to think the unthinkable and ask or tell Newmark to stand down.

And what about this Clive Sheldon QC, associating a whole growing branch of Judaism with a bunch of "exaggerators, manipulators and arrogant liars."?  What has he been doing whilst studying this judgment, laughing or crying?

Now that would recall the old adage, laugh and the world laughs with you. Never mind the rest of the saying but my guess is he doesn't have the world with him on this disgraceful bogus court action.


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