Bristol radio station removes show with antisemitic content

The Politics Show has finally been taken off the air by Bristol’s community radio station, BCFM.   According to the presenter,  BCFM did not want to put their licence at risk during the Covid epidemic and ‘did not want the burden of a potential Ofcom complaint’. This is an update on

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BBC urged to abandon slanted City of David programme

UKLFI has written to the BBC’s director general Tim Davie to request that a forthcoming documentary, critical of Jerusalem’s City of David Foundation, should be abandoned or re-made.  This follows news that the programme’s producer, Rosie Garthwaite had a history of anti-Israel social media activity, and that the forthcoming programme

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Pearson issues revised History text books following review

Two Pearson Edexcel History textbooks covering the Middle East which were withdrawn last year have been re-issued following a review process undertaken between education publisher Pearson, The Board of Deputies of British Jews and UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI). In late 2019, the IGCSE textbook  entitled The Middle East: Conflict,

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Palestinian NGO may lose EU funding following Dutch investigation

The future funding of the Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC) is in the balance as the Dutch Government carries out an independent investigation  into possible links between it and the designated terrorist group, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). Not only Dutch funding, but also funding

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Welsh Government warned that proposed procurement advice would be illegal

UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) have warned the devolved Welsh Government that advice on procurement which it intends to issue would be illegal and liable to challenge in the courts. According to a written answer of the Welsh Minister for Finance in the Welsh parliament on 11 August 2020, the

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The Abraham Accord

We congratulate the leaders of Israel, the United Arab Emirates and the United States on the Abraham Accord of 13 August 2020 to establish full diplomatic relations. This will be of great benefit to the peoples of Israel and the Emirates, as well as many others in the Middle East

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Facebook urged to adopt IHRA definition of antisemitism

UKLFI together with over 100 other organisations wrote a joint letter last week to the directors of Facebook, urging it to adopt the IHRA working definition of antisemitism as the cornerstone of its hate speech policy regarding antisemitism. Our letter drew attention to the acceptance of the IHRA definition by

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Comedy of Errors in Review of Palestinian Textbooks

A report commissioned by the EU into Palestinian textbooks reviewed Israeli textbooks by mistake. The report gives a ringing endorsement of the Israeli textbooks used in Arab schools in Jerusalem. However, it completely failed in its objective, which was to review the Palestinian textbooks and assess the claims that they

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Norway under pressure to stop funding UAWC

UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI)  has written to Norway’s Minister for International Development, requesting that Norway ceases to fund a Palestinian NGO, some of whose senior officers are currently accused of involvement in a terrorist attack. Two of the officials of the Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC) are currently

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New Irish PM now agrees Irish BDS Bill is illegal

The new Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach), Micheál Martin TD, who previously supported the BDS Bill introduced by Senator Frances Black, has now agreed that “it is not legally possible”. The Taoiseach was referring to the clear advice which the previous Irish government had received, that the Bill is contrary to

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