Boycott Decision Reversed as Research Network Conference to go ahead in Israel

ENMESH, a European research network,  has confirmed that it will hold its 2021 Conference in Israel. The decision to move it to another country due to threats from BDS supporters has been reversed following representations from UKLFI and our contacts in 8 other countries. Prof Zvi Ziegler, chair of the

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New appointments at UKLFI Limited

UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI Limited) is delighted to announce the election of two new directors at its AGM on 25 September: Daniel Berke Daniel Berke is a solicitor specialising in criminal and professional discipline law. He has acted in numerous high profile cases and has appeared on a variety

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Imprisoned Finance Directors ignored by PwC Auditors

PwC Palestine audited a Palestinian NGO while two of its finance directors were taken into administrative detention for their alleged connections to a designated terrorist group. PwC Palestine is known to have audited the Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC) for the period 2014 to 2018.  During this time, not

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Amnesty International stunt breached data protection regulations

Ahmed Masoud, a Palestinian playwright based in the UK, has been found to be in breach of data protection regulations following a stunt earlier this year.  He had advertised that a play called “Obliterated” would be performed at Amnesty International’s headquarters on 9 August 2019, starring the actress Maxine Peake,

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Pay for Slay account audits to be released as DFID abandons part of appeal  

The Department for International Development (DFID) will release documents to UK Lawyers to Israel, (UKLFI)  having  abandoned part of its appeal of the Information Commissioner ’s decision. The Commissioner ordered DFID to release to UKLFI audits of accounts into which British grant aid was transferred and then used to pay

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DFID appeals Information Commissioner’s decision on Palestinian Authority audits

The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) has appealed the decision of Information Commissioner, who ordered it to disclose to UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) audits of the funds provided by the UK and other countries and transferred to the Palestinian Authority (PA) via the World Bank. DFID was ordered

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Amnesty’s propaganda influences Derbyshire School Students

A Derbyshire School, which proudly boasted on its Facebook page  about the signatures obtained by its students for an Amnesty International anti-Israel campaign, will now be distancing itself from these views. Earlier this summer, Littleover Community School posted on its Facebook page  a story about a group of its students

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Sheffield’s Palestinian Flag

Sheffield City Council’s leader participated in a Palestinian flag raising ceremony in front of City Hall a few hours after the Sheffield City solicitor said there was no plan to raise a Palestinian flag. On 4 September 2019, Sheffield City Council voted on a motion, entitled “Recognising Palestine as a

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Jurisdiction over Nationals of Non-State Parties at the ICC

Steven Kay QC and Joshua Kern have made an important submission to the International Criminal Court that it does not have jurisdiction over the nationals of non-party states unless the case has been referred to it by the UN Security Council. The ICC is yet to unseal an arrest warrant

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DFID must have known about Pay for Slay since 2007

More evidence has emerged that DFID must have known that the money it paid to the Palestinian Authority was being spent on salaries for convicted terrorists and their families, as well as on families of suicide bombers. A World Bank Report[1] has come to light that criticised the sums spent

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