Pearson Education to revise biased Middle Eastern textbook following review

Pearson Education, the publisher of GCSE textbooks, revision guides and workbooks  on recent Middle Eastern History,  has confirmed that it has now carried out “a full and independent review of the contents” of the books and is updating the texts.  This follows a complaint by UKLFI in October 2019 that

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Palestinian NGOs Refuse to Renounce Ties to Terrorism and reject EU aid

135 Palestinian NGOs have refused to sign the 2020 European Union (EU) grant agreement because an amendment stipulates that  organizations must refute ties to terrorist groups.  The NGOs  claim that the terrorist groups are “political parties”. [1] Shawan Jabarin, the executive director of Al-Haq told the media outlet The New

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BDS Failing in International Sport

Further progress is being made to eliminate discrimination against Israelis in international competitions. Recent developments include the brave refusal of 16-year old Iranian junior chess champion, Alireza Firouzja, to play for Iran due to this country’s ban on competing against Israelis. The world’s second-highest rated junior chess player has decided

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UKLFI supported lawyers Jacobs and Kern appear at the ICC in Afghanistan Hearings

Dov Jacobs and Joshua Kern appeared at the ICC in the 4 – 6 December 2019 Afghanistan Hearings at The Hague. Joshua Kern  On 4 and 6 December 2019, the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal held hearings in the Afghanistan situation. This followed the appeal by the Prosecution of the

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UKLFI helps counter BDS in Oslo

UKLFI has helped leading Norwegian NGO, MIFF, to counter BDS proposals by the ruling coalition of Oslo Council. Oslo is synonymous with the peace process between Israel and Palestinians, but the recently agreed political platform of its ruling coalition expresses its intention to “investigate the scope of action contained in

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UKLFI makes submissions to the ICC Appeals Chamber

The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court is hearing the Appeal by the Prosecutor from the Pre-Trial Chamber’s Decision not to authorise an investigation in the “Situation in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan” from 4 to 6 December 2019. The issues in this Appeal are highly relevant to whether

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Belgium removes antisemitic Aalst Carnival from UNESCO Heritage List

Belgium has removed the Aalst Carnival from UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. This follows intervention protesting its antisemitic floats by UKLFI together with the Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) and the International Movement for Peace and Coexistence (IMPAC) . UKLFI Chief Executive, Jonathan Turner, said “Belgium

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University of Cape Town rejects Boycott Resolution

The Senate of the University of Cape Town (UCT) has decisively rejected a resolution to boycott Israeli Universities.  This follows intervention by UKLFI Patron, Baroness Ruth Deech DBE, QC (Hon) and a message from Sir Sydney Kentridge SC, QC, Nelson Mandela’s counsel, strongly objecting to the “ill-considered proposal”. A resolution

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YouTube accused of censorship over termination of channel that criticised UNWRA indoctrination 

UKLFI has written to the chief executive of YouTube to request reinstatement of a YouTube channel which demonstrated that United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) schools were promoting violence, antisemitism and extremism. The account of the Center for Near East Policy Research (CNEPR), run by David Bedein,  was suddenly

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Report finds antisemitic harassment at UK universities

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has published an important report on racial harassment at higher education institutions, ‘Tackling Racial Harassment: Universities Challenged’ The report reveals that racial harassment, including antisemitic harassment, is an everyday occurrence for many students and staff in British universities. The findings show that universities

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