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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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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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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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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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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