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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Justice Elyakim Rubinstein to speak on Current Legal Issues facing Israel

UKLFI Charitable Trust is delighted to announce that Justice Elyakim Rubinstein will be giving a breakfast talk on Current Legal Issues Facing Israel followed by a Q and A In Central London At 8.30am on Monday 25 February 2019. Justice Rubinstein has had a fascinating legal career: He was appointed Justice of the Supreme Court

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No more Global Giving to terror linked Palestinian charity

Another funding source for Defence for Children International (DCI-P) appears to have closed down, as a result of the efforts of UK Lawyers for Israel. Global Giving is a US based global crowdfunding community connecting non-profits and donors in nearly every country.  It had been promoting the funding of DCI-P,

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Anti-Israel Human Rights barrister reported to Bar Standards Board

The Bar Standards Board is investigating a complaint regarding the disgraceful conduct of Simone O’Broin (aka Simone Burns) , an unregistered barrister,  on an Air India Flight from Mumbai to Heathrow. Sam Green, a director of UKLFI,  has submitted the complaint. Simone O’Broin is a UK trained International Lawyer who

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ICC misleads about the “Situation in Palestine”

UKLFI has written to Peter Lewis, Registrar of the International Criminal Court (ICC), to complain about the wording in the “Situation in Palestine” page of the ICC website. The website wrongly implies that the ICC has already decided that it has jurisdiction in “Palestine”, that there is an occupied Palestinian

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War on Want loses Paypal facility

Paypal has stopped providing services to the UK Charity War on Want. This follows UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) pointing out to Paypal that War on Want  appeared to have close links to a terrorist organisation, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). UK Lawyers for Israel and

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Credit Card facilities removed from Interpal

The charity Interpal can no longer receive donations by credit card.  This severely curtails the organisation’s ability to fundraise directly through its website. Interpal, whose full name is Palestinians Relief And Development Fund, is an English charity regulated by the Charity Commission, which describes itself as “a specialist, non-political charity

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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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UK government plan may interfere with Israel’s anti-terrorism laws

UKLFI is seeking clarification of a UK government plan which may interfere with Israel’s anti-terrorism laws.  UK Lawyers for Israel has asked the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID) for further information regarding a new programme which appears to be intended to obstruct Israeli counter-terrorism legislation. If so, carrying out

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