UK Charity linked to Hamas is reported to Charity Commission

A UK charity, which is closely linked to the terrorist group Hamas, has been reported to the Charity Commission. UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI), a voluntary association of lawyers combatting anti-Israel and antisemitic activity, has submitted a complaint to the Charity Commission regarding Education Aid for Palestinians (EAP). Several donations

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Palestinian Return Centre, closely linked to Jeremy Corbyn,  loses Paypal facility

Paypal is no longer working as a payment method on the Palestinian Return Centre’s website store. It is likely that the link to Paypal has been severed following UKLFI’s submissions to Paypal earlier this year. UKLFI pointed  out that the PRC is designated as a terrorist organisation in Israel, and

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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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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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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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 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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Free Speech secured at Kings College London

On 4 March, Colonel Eli Bar-On, an instructor at the Israeli National Defence College and previously the Deputy Military Advocate General of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), gave a talk to around 70 students at Kings College London (KCL) on “Does the Israeli Army ignore International Humanitarian Law?”  Given the

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