UKLFI and other NGOs File Joint Submission to the International Criminal Court

UKLFI, ILF and other NGOs  have filed a Joint Submission to the International Criminal Court Disputing its Jurisdiction over the Alleged Territory of a Supposed State of Palestine. A substantial submission by UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI), International Legal Forum (ILF) and other NGOs demonstrates that Israel, as the national

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Resisting Misuse of the International Criminal Court

Lawyers and Jewish civil society organisations around the world are fighting back against the attempt to misuse the International Criminal Court (ICC) by turning it into yet another international institution to bash the only Jewish State. The ICC was created to ensure accountability for the most serious war crimes, crimes

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Geography Revision book to revise coverage of Israel

Educational publisher CGP has agreed to revise its Geography Key Stage Three Revision and Practice Book when it is reprinted next Autumn. This follows a complaint from UK Lawyers for Israel concerning its coverage of Israel. UKLFI pointed out that the map in Middle East section of the book, described

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BDS Bill Falls as Irish Parliament is Dissolved

The BDS Bill introduced into the Irish Parliament in January 2018 has now lapsed following the dissolution of the Irish Parliament on 14 January 2020. A general election of members of the Dail (lower House) will be held on 8 February 2020, to be followed by elections and appointments to

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Pearson Education to revise biased Middle Eastern textbook following review

Pearson Education, the publisher of GCSE textbooks, revision guides and workbooks  on recent Middle Eastern History,  has confirmed that it has now carried out “a full and independent review of the contents” of the books and is updating the texts.  This follows a complaint by UKLFI in October 2019 that

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Palestinian NGOs Refuse to Renounce Ties to Terrorism and reject EU aid

135 Palestinian NGOs have refused to sign the 2020 European Union (EU) grant agreement because an amendment stipulates that  organizations must refute ties to terrorist groups.  The NGOs  claim that the terrorist groups are “political parties”. [1] Shawan Jabarin, the executive director of Al-Haq told the media outlet The New

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BDS Failing in International Sport

Further progress is being made to eliminate discrimination against Israelis in international competitions. Recent developments include the brave refusal of 16-year old Iranian junior chess champion, Alireza Firouzja, to play for Iran due to this country’s ban on competing against Israelis. The world’s second-highest rated junior chess player has decided

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UKLFI supported lawyers Jacobs and Kern appear at the ICC in Afghanistan Hearings

Dov Jacobs and Joshua Kern appeared at the ICC in the 4 – 6 December 2019 Afghanistan Hearings at The Hague. Joshua Kern  On 4 and 6 December 2019, the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal held hearings in the Afghanistan situation. This followed the appeal by the Prosecution of the

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UKLFI helps counter BDS in Oslo

UKLFI has helped leading Norwegian NGO, MIFF, to counter BDS proposals by the ruling coalition of Oslo Council. Oslo is synonymous with the peace process between Israel and Palestinians, but the recently agreed political platform of its ruling coalition expresses its intention to “investigate the scope of action contained in

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UKLFI makes submissions to the ICC Appeals Chamber

The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court is hearing the Appeal by the Prosecutor from the Pre-Trial Chamber’s Decision not to authorise an investigation in the “Situation in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan” from 4 to 6 December 2019. The issues in this Appeal are highly relevant to whether

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