Representations to stop EU funding of terror

UKLFI has written to two MEPs and the EU Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement, Olivér Várhelyi, urging the EU to stop funding terrorist linked NGOs. This follows a statement published in the Jerusalem Post, when Commissioner Várhelyi said “There is no terror financing from EU funds, as long as there

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Research network confirms  2021 conference in Israel after Boycott Decision Reversed

The  venue of the 2021 conference of the European Network for Mental Health Service Evaluation (ENMESH)  has been confirmed as Tel Aviv, Israel, after a decision to boycott Israel was reversed. The 2021 conference was originally going to be held in Israel, but a decision was taken  to move it to

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PwC under investigation by UK Government

“Big 4” global accountancy practice, PwC is being investigated by the UK Government for auditing two Palestinian NGOs alleged to have had links to a terrorist organisation.   The UK National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises has decided that issues raised in a complaint made by UK

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BDS Bill Excluded from Irish Coalition Government Programme

The BDS movement has suffered a major defeat in Ireland. The coalition programme agreed between Irish political parties intending to form the next government does not include the “Occupied Territories Bill” introduced in the previous Parliament.  This is a major defeat for the antisemitic BDS movement, which put large resources behind

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PSC’s Divestment campaign countered by UK Lawyers for Israel

UKLFI has written to the Chairs of all the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) Committees in England to correct the inaccuracies and misconceptions that were contained in a letter sent by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC). On 13 May 2020 PSC sent a letter to LGPS Committee Chairs, attempting to

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CGP Geography revises Israel coverage

Educational publisher CGP has revised its Geography Key Stage Three Revision and Practice Book, which will be available from July 2020. This follows a complaint from UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) in January this year concerning its coverage of Israel. CGP has now amended the map in Middle East section

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International Criminal Court: Prosecutor fails to address key arguments

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has filed her Response to the observations of amici curiae, including UKLFI’s submission, on the issue of jurisdiction in relation to “Palestine”. UKLFI Chief Executive Jonathan Turner has now commented on the Prosecutor’s Response in a post published in Opinio Juris. Although

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Hodder withdraws Middle East GCSE History Textbook

The publisher Hodder Education is removing its GCSE History for Edexcel ‘Conflict in the Middle East 1945-95’ textbook from sale, following a critique of the book submitted to them by UK Lawyers for Israel. Hodder has confirmed to UKLFI: “After further consideration, we have decided to remove the book from

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UKLFI’s San Remo Video Event

UKLFI Charitable Trust has launched a series of San Remo Centenary talks on video today. This week is the Centenary of the San Remo Conference of 1920.  This was an even more important step in the creation of the modern State of Israel than the Balfour Declaration. At this conference the

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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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