DFID forced to publish report on Palestinian Authority textbooks

DFID has finally released an “inception report” dated 12 April 2019 by the Georg Eckert Institut for a study of Palestinian school textbooks following a Freedom of Information (FOI) request from UKLFI. The report describes the methodology proposed by the Georg Eckert Institut for its examination of Palestinian Authority school textbooks.  

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BDS Bill Excluded from Irish Coalition Government Programme

The BDS movement has suffered a major defeat in Ireland. The coalition programme agreed between Irish political parties intending to form the next government does not include the “Occupied Territories Bill” introduced in the previous Parliament.  This is a major defeat for the antisemitic BDS movement, which put large resources behind

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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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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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Pearson should withdraw GCSE Middle East Textbook

UK Lawyers for Israel has written to Pearson Educational, asking them to withdraw a GCSE Textbook dealing with recent Middle East History, which has been found to contain anti-Israel views. The Zionist Federation asked UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) what should be done about a book for school students studying

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Antisemitic Posters removed from Piccadilly

Antisemitic posters have now been removed from railings in Piccadilly, following a complaint to Westminster Council assisted by UKLFI. The offending posters were displayed as part of an art trading stall along the railings of Green Park on Piccadilly. This “art” pitch depicted a multitude of extreme anti-establishment pictures, antisemitic

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TSB disappears from IHRC website donations page

TSB bank details have disappeared from the “other ways to donate” page of the website of International Human Rights Commission  (IHRC), organiser of the annual Al Quds Day march in London which has encouraged supporters to carry Hezbollah flags. The page had given donors the bank details of the related

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Irish Parliamentary Committee warned of damaging consequences of BDS Bill

The Ireland Israel Alliance has made a detailed submission to the Select Committee of the Irish Parliament for Foreign Affairs, which is scrutinising a Bill introduced by Senator Frances Black that would make it a criminal offence to supply goods or services produced wholly or partly by Israelis in the West Bank

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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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