Eurovision urged to disqualify Icelandic entry

UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) and the Wiesenthal Centre have written to the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) executive supervisor, Jon Ola Sand, to prevent politicization of the May 14-18 contest in Tel Aviv. UKLFI urged the disqualification of Iceland’s band “Hatari” (“Hate” in English), since it contravened both the spirit

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Chess Progress

Some progress has been made in the chess world, to stop discrimination against Israeli players.   The European Chess Union (ECU) has unanimously adopted a resolution against individual boycotts from players, following the ECU General Assembly in Skopje on 23 March 2019, where chess players from 42 federations were represented. Earlier

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MuslimGiving removes Education Aid for Palestinians

The specialist Muslim fundraising organisation “MuslimGiving” has today removed Education Aid for Palestinians (EAP) from its platform. This follows a letter from UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI), pointing out that EAP is banned in Israel for its links to the Hamas terrorist organisation. MuslimGiving is an online donation platform, launched

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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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 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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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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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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