UKLFI seeks correction of misleading statement in Bishop of Truro’s interim report on persecuted Christians

While commending the important work of recording the persecution of Christians around the world, UKLFI has urged reconsideration of a comment blaming “the Arab-Israeli Conflict” for the fall in the number of Palestinian Christians. Tintoretto:  the Baptism of Christ The Bishop of Truro, the Right Rev Philip Mounstephen, has been

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Police will intervene if Hezbollah Flags are flown at London Al Quds march

The Metropolitan Police have confirmed they intend to intervene to enforce the law if Hezbollah flags are displayed at the upcoming Al Quds March in London on 2 June 2019.   A letter from Patricia Gallan, Assistant Commissioner to the Metropolitan Police, to be sent to organisers of the march,

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Eurovision urged to disqualify Icelandic entry

UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) and the Wiesenthal Centre have written to the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) executive supervisor, Jon Ola Sand, to prevent politicization of the May 14-18 contest in Tel Aviv. UKLFI urged the disqualification of Iceland’s band “Hatari” (“Hate” in English), since it contravened both the spirit

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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 has multiple links to terror groups. MuslimGiving is an online donation platform, launched one year ago,  whose goal is

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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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