Interpal suffers donations blow as BT’s MyDonate withdraws facilities

BT’s My Donate has this week withdrawn fundraising facilities from The Palestinian Relief and Development Fund (Interpal).  Interpal’s fundraising methods have been severely restricted. UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) wrote to Visa and Mastercard, the credit card companies linked to My Donate pointing out that Interpal is designated as a

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Kuwait Airways pays damages to Israeli after refusing her a ticket

Kuwait Airways has agreed to pay substantial damages plus costs to an Israeli National who was refused a ticket on a Kuwait Airways flight from London to Bangkok on the grounds of her nationality. Mandy Blumenthal, with the help of UK Lawyers for Israel, issued a claim against Kuwait Airways,

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Kuwait Airways sued for discrimination by Israeli

Mandy Blumenthal asked to buy a return ticket from Heathrow to Bangkok at the Kuwait Airways  counter at Heathrow Airport in November 2017. Having confirmed availability, they refused to sell the ticket when she presented her Israeli passport. The incident was filmed. Mandy has now commenced a legal claim against

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Lawfare Project and UKLFI taking legal action against aggressive anti-Israel boycott legislation in Ireland

The Lawfare Project, assisted by UKLFI, is taking legal action against what experts and advocates are describing as the most aggressive boycott measure targeting Israel in European history. The “Control of Economic Activity (Occupied Territories) Bill 2018” passed its initial vote in the Irish senate on Wednesday. The measure would make

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UKLFI’s complaint that PWC failed to raise concerns about payments to terrorists has been allowed

The UK National Contact Point (NCP) for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (the Guidelines) has decided to allow the complaint from UK Lawyers for Israel and has stated that  the issues raised by UKLFI “merit further examination”. The complaint was originally brought against PwC in December 2016 and it

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UKLFI pushes Israel into Parliament’s Fake News Enquiry

The UK Parliament’s Fake News Enquiry has now published submissions from Honest Reporting and from Professor Richard Landes,  after UKLFI’s intervention. Fake news has been recognized as a serious threat to democracies following Russian interference on social media around the world.  For the past few months, the UK Parliament has

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Banks withdraw services from terror linked NGO

UKLFI has succeeded in preventing Defence for Children International Palestine (DCI-P), a terrorist linked NGO, from receiving foreign currency donations by bank transfers from Citibank and Arab Bank PLC. DCI-P, which has close links to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) terror group, can no longer receive

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UKLFI Director to debate with Ehud Olmert

Natasha Hausdorff, one of UKLFI’s directors is to argue, alongside Ehud Olmert, former Israeli prime minister, for the motion that the world should recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Natasha will be debating on Monday 18 June at an event organised by the prestigious Intelligence Squared organisation, in Westminster. Her opponents will be Jack Straw,

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UKLFI files a complaint to the Charity Commission against Medical Aid for Palestinians

UK Lawyers for Israel, together with the Lawfare Project, have filed a complaint to the Charity Commission against Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP).   The complaint highlights  how MAP has spread political propaganda, promoted antisemitism, and how it has  connections with organisations linked to the Palestinian terrorist organisation, the PFLP.  The

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Anti-BDS resource launched

UK Lawyers for Israel has published a new legal resource for councils or cities who are considering introducing anti-BDS legislation.  We have listed all the anti-BDS legislation that has so far been passed by 25 States in the USA, and we have given a short description of that legislation and

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