PSC’s Divestment campaign countered by UK Lawyers for Israel

UKLFI has written to the Chairs of all the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) Committees in England to correct the inaccuracies and misconceptions that were contained in a letter sent by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC). On 13 May 2020 PSC sent a letter to LGPS Committee Chairs, attempting to

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CGP Geography revises Israel coverage

Educational publisher CGP has revised its Geography Key Stage Three Revision and Practice Book, which will be available from July 2020. This follows a complaint from UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) in January this year concerning its coverage of Israel. CGP has now amended the map in Middle East section

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International Criminal Court: Prosecutor fails to address key arguments

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has filed her Response to the observations of amici curiae, including UKLFI’s submission, on the issue of jurisdiction in relation to “Palestine”. UKLFI Chief Executive Jonathan Turner has now commented on the Prosecutor’s Response in a post published in Opinio Juris. Although

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Hodder withdraws Middle East GCSE History Textbook

The publisher Hodder Education is removing its GCSE History for Edexcel ‘Conflict in the Middle East 1945-95’ textbook from sale, following a critique of the book submitted to them by UK Lawyers for Israel. Hodder has confirmed to UKLFI: “After further consideration, we have decided to remove the book from

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UKLFI’s San Remo Video Event

UKLFI Charitable Trust has launched a series of San Remo Centenary talks on video today. This week is the Centenary of the San Remo Conference of 1920.  This was an even more important step in the creation of the modern State of Israel than the Balfour Declaration. At this conference the

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UKLFI and other NGOs File Joint Submission to the International Criminal Court

UKLFI, ILF and other NGOs  have filed a Joint Submission to the International Criminal Court Disputing its Jurisdiction over the Alleged Territory of a Supposed State of Palestine. A substantial submission by UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI), International Legal Forum (ILF) and other NGOs demonstrates that Israel, as the national

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PwC must recognise OECD Guidelines Worldwide

The accountancy firm PwC has been told by the UK Government that it should ensure global compliance with the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises which cover ethical business standards. This follows a complaint by UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) about PwC to the UK’s OECD National Contact Point, which is

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DCI-P withdraws libel claim against UKLFI

Defence for Children International Palestine (DCI-P) has abandoned a claim for libel against UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI). The articles we wrote about DCI-P remain on our website. The articles to which DCI-P objected were about financial organisations and funding platforms that withdrew services from DCI-P. DCI-P has issued a

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Defense for Children International – Palestine

In 2018 we wrote about Defense for Children International – Palestine and referred to links between some past board members and a designated terrorist organisation, the PFLP. We would like to clarify that we did not intend to suggest that the organisation has close current links, or provides any financial or

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Obituary of UKLFI Patron Sir Gavin Lightman.

We record, with great sorrow, the passing of Sir Gavin Lightman, an Honorary Patron of UK Lawyers for Israel and UKLFI Charitable Trust, on 2 March 2020. Sir Gavin received a First Class Degree in Law from University College, London, and a Masters Degree in Law at the University of

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