UKLFI featured on Jonny Gould’s Jewish State podcast

Jonathan Turner, chief executive of UKLFI, is interviewed on “Jonny Gould’s Jewish State” podcast this week, talking about our successes in combatting BDS and other anti-Israel activity. You can listen to the interview with Jonathan here: https://m.soundcloud.com/jonnygould/the-remarkable-uk-lawyers-for-israel-and-bela-guttmann-footballs-greatest-comeback Jonny Gould’s Jewish State is a podcast produced by Jonny Gould, who has worked

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Bristol University accused of breaching Education Act

UK Lawyers for Israel has accused Bristol University of failing to ensure freedom of speech, appeasing those who seek to disrupt meetings, and imposing unreasonable conditions on a speaker.  This follows Bristol University’s cancellation of the meeting of the Free Speech Society with Emma Fox, that was due to be

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Chess Progress

Some progress has been made in the chess world, to stop discrimination against Israeli players.   The European Chess Union (ECU) has unanimously adopted a resolution against individual boycotts from players, following the ECU General Assembly in Skopje on 23 March 2019, where chess players from 42 federations were represented. Earlier

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MuslimGiving removes Education Aid for Palestinians

The specialist Muslim fundraising organisation “MuslimGiving” has today removed Education Aid for Palestinians (EAP) from its platform. This follows a letter from UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI), pointing out that EAP is banned in Israel for its links to the Hamas terrorist organisation. MuslimGiving is an online donation platform, launched

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UKLFI rebuts Amnesty’s Anti-Israel briefing

UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) has written to CEOs of the top UK companies and law firms, pointing out that the “briefing” Amnesty International UK (Amnesty) recently sent them is highly misleading and promotes discrimination and illegal activity. Amnesty’s “briefing”, sent to the FTSE 100, 250 and top corporate law

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UKLFI is Recruiting

UKLFI is seeking to engage an Operations Manager, based at our office in central London, reporting to our Chief Executive and Director of Operations, to coordinate and manage our activities. This appointment will play a central role in the development of UKLFI and UKLFI Charitable Trust.  This is an opportunity

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Colombian, Polish and Austrian Ambassadors press for Action at UNESCO Against Belgian Carnival Antisemitism

Efforts by UK Lawyers for Israel and the Simon Wiesethal Centre to have the Aalst Festival removed from Unesco’s list have yielded some results. At the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity Bureau meeting on 21 March 2019, the Bureau Chair Ambassador of Colombia and the Ambassador of Austria lead support

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Facebook blocks Interpal donations

Facebook has blocked Interpal’s donations buttons from its platform.   This follows a letter to Facebook from UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) last month, pointing out that Facebook was in breach of US terrorism sanctions by allowing Interpal to raise money through its site. Interpal is designated as a foreign terrorist

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UNESCO urged to remove the Aalst Carnival from list due to antisemitic displays

UNESCO has been urged to remove the Aalst Carnival from its Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) and the Simon Wiesenthal Centre (SWC) following repeated antisemitic displays. UKLFI is a voluntary association of lawyers combatting anti-Israel and antisemitic activity.  SWC is

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 Leading lawyers submit evidence to ICC, questioning its jurisdiction in Israeli settlement cases

Top lawyers specialising in cases before the International Criminal Court (ICC) have filed a submission questioning the admissibility of cases regarding Israeli settlements. Steven Kay QC and Joshua Kern of 9 Bedford Row chambers in London made the submission with support from The Lawfare Project and UK Lawyers for Israel

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