Facebook blocks Interpal donations

Facebook has blocked Interpal’s donations buttons from its platform.   This follows a letter to Facebook from UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) last month, pointing out that Facebook was in breach of US terrorism sanctions by allowing Interpal to raise money through its site. Interpal is designated as a foreign terrorist

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UNESCO urged to remove the Aalst Carnival from list due to antisemitic displays

UNESCO has been urged to remove the Aalst Carnival from its Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) and the Simon Wiesenthal Centre (SWC) following repeated antisemitic displays. UKLFI is a voluntary association of lawyers combatting anti-Israel and antisemitic activity.  SWC is

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 Leading lawyers submit evidence to ICC, questioning its jurisdiction in Israeli settlement cases

Top lawyers specialising in cases before the International Criminal Court (ICC) have filed a submission questioning the admissibility of cases regarding Israeli settlements. Steven Kay QC and Joshua Kern of 9 Bedford Row chambers in London made the submission with support from The Lawfare Project and UK Lawyers for Israel

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OFCOM fails to uphold own regulations

OFCOM has decided to take no further action about the Bristol Radio Politics Programme  which will be able to continue spreading hate and misinformation on a weekly basis despite being in clear breach of the OFCOM code. The terms of the complaint, which UKLFI supported, can be seen in an

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UKLFI reports Iranian chess player for refusal to play Israeli

An Iranian player who refused to play his Israeli opponent, has been reported to the International Chess Federation, FIDE, by UK Lawyers for Israel. During the “rapid” section of the Rilton Cup that took place in Stockholm from 27 December 2018 to 5 January 2019, Arya Gholami of Iran refused

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UKLFI: UNESCO should de-list antisemitic Aalst Carnival

UKLFI has written to UNESCO asking it to remove the Aalst Carnival in Belgium from its “Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity” because of the blatant antisemitic imagery in the carnival displays. The latest Aalst Carnival took place on Sunday 3 March 2019 and included a float

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Free Speech secured at Kings College London

On 4 March, Colonel Eli Bar-On, an instructor at the Israeli National Defence College and previously the Deputy Military Advocate General of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), gave a talk to around 70 students at Kings College London (KCL) on “Does the Israeli Army ignore International Humanitarian Law?”  Given the

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Credit cards and Just Giving ditch Education Aid for Palestinians 

Donations to Education Aid for Palestinians (EAP), a UK Charity, have been severely disrupted this week as their credit card donations facility has been withdrawn, and they have also been dropped by the Just Giving fundraising platform. EAP’s credit card donations facility was pulled down from their website on Sunday

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Give As You Live and Everyclick drop INTERPAL

The UK Charity Interpal, which is designated by the US as a terrorist entity[1], has suffered a further blow to its fundraising. The latest funding platforms to de-list Interpal are Give as you Live and Everyclick.  JustGiving and BT MyDonate have already dropped Interpal. The credit card companies, including Visa,

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JustGiving removes Interpal fundraising pages

Just Giving, the crowdfunding platform, has removed more than a dozen pages raising funds for Interpal.  This was as a result of a letter to JustGiving from UK Lawyers for Israel, pointing out that they were contravening USA and Australian anti-terror legislation by participating in fundraising for a designated terror

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