Expedia, Booking.com and Trip Advisor urged to ignore boycott call

UKLFI has urged travel companies to ignore Amnesty International’s calls for them to boycott Israeli businesses in areas administered by Israel. UKLFI has written to Expedia.com, Booking.com and TripAdvisor, pointing out that ·        Amnesty International  has a record of prejudice against Israel of which this campaign is a further example.

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Paralympic Swimming Update

We are delighted to report that the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has stripped Malaysia of the right to host the 2019 world para swimming championships after the country banned Israeli athletes from participating. “All World Championships must be open to all eligible athletes and nations to compete safely and free from discrimination,”

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UKLFI sends warning to International Paralympic Committee

UKLFI has warned the International Paralympic Committee that it must move the World Para-Swimming Championship unless Malaysia guarantees participation by Israeli competitors. UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) has written to the Chief Executive of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) warning that going ahead with the World Para-Swimming Championship in Malaysia

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UKLFI pushes for investigation into Saudi Arabia’s Badminton discrimination against Israeli player

UK Lawyers for Israel has asked for an investigation to be carried out regarding the discrimination by Saudi players in a recent badminton game with an Israeli. UKLFI has written to the  Badminton World Federation (BWF) about the Badminton event which took place on 1-4 August 2018 in Dnipro, Ukraine. 

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Kuwait Airways pays damages to Israeli after refusing her a ticket

Kuwait Airways has agreed to pay substantial damages plus costs to an Israeli National who was refused a ticket on a Kuwait Airways flight from London to Bangkok on the grounds of her nationality. Mandy Blumenthal, with the help of UK Lawyers for Israel, issued a claim against Kuwait Airways,

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Lawfare Project and UKLFI taking legal action against aggressive anti-Israel boycott legislation in Ireland

The Lawfare Project, assisted by UKLFI, is taking legal action against what experts and advocates are describing as the most aggressive boycott measure targeting Israel in European history. The “Control of Economic Activity (Occupied Territories) Bill 2018” passed its initial vote in the Irish senate on Wednesday. The measure would make

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UKLFI files a complaint to the Charity Commission against Medical Aid for Palestinians

UK Lawyers for Israel, together with the Lawfare Project, have filed a complaint to the Charity Commission against Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP).   The complaint highlights  how MAP has spread political propaganda, promoted antisemitism, and how it has  connections with organisations linked to the Palestinian terrorist organisation, the PFLP.  The

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Anti-BDS resource launched

UK Lawyers for Israel has published a new legal resource for councils or cities who are considering introducing anti-BDS legislation.  We have listed all the anti-BDS legislation that has so far been passed by 25 States in the USA, and we have given a short description of that legislation and

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The Show goes on at Seret Film Festival

Picturehouse Cinemas has reversed its decision to pull out of four scheduled screenings of films for the Israeli “Seret Film Festival”, following assistance by UK Lawyers for Israel. An Israeli Love Story (Seret International Film Festival) Anti-Israel activists had disrupted a screening at the Komedia cinema in Brighton on 13

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Dublin Council’s Chief Executive Nixes Israel and Hewlett Packard boycott

Dublin Council’s chief executive has confirmed that the Council will NOT be implementing any boycott of Hewlett Packard and of Israeli goods, since such a boycott is illegal. Owen P Keegan, Chief Executive of Dublin City Council Dublin City Council voted in support of a boycott and economic sanctions against

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