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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University of Cape Town rejects Boycott Resolution

The Senate of the University of Cape Town (UCT) has decisively rejected a resolution to boycott Israeli Universities.  This follows intervention by UKLFI Patron, Baroness Ruth Deech DBE, QC (Hon) and a message from Sir Sydney Kentridge SC, QC, Nelson Mandela’s counsel, strongly objecting to the “ill-considered proposal”. A resolution

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YouTube accused of censorship over termination of channel that criticised UNWRA indoctrination 

UKLFI has written to the chief executive of YouTube to request reinstatement of a YouTube channel which demonstrated that United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) schools were promoting violence, antisemitism and extremism. The account of the Center for Near East Policy Research (CNEPR), run by David Bedein,  was suddenly

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Pearson to review anti-Israel textbook

Pearson Education says it will launch an independent review of a controversial GCSE textbook accused of containing anti-Israel views.  This follows letters written by UKLFI and others to Pearson Education, asking them to withdraw the textbook, which deals with recent Middle East History. The textbook in question is  “History: Conflict, Crisis

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Pearson should withdraw GCSE Middle East Textbook

UK Lawyers for Israel has written to Pearson Educational, asking them to withdraw a GCSE Textbook dealing with recent Middle East History, which has been found to contain anti-Israel views. The Zionist Federation asked UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) what should be done about a book for school students studying

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Boycott Decision Reversed as Research Network Conference to go ahead in Israel

ENMESH, a European research network,  has confirmed that it will hold its 2021 Conference in Israel. The decision to move it to another country due to threats from BDS supporters has been reversed following representations from UKLFI and our contacts in 8 other countries. Prof Zvi Ziegler, chair of the

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Amnesty International stunt breached data protection regulations

Ahmed Masoud, a Palestinian playwright based in the UK, has been found to be in breach of data protection regulations following a stunt earlier this year.  He had advertised that a play called “Obliterated” would be performed at Amnesty International’s headquarters on 9 August 2019, starring the actress Maxine Peake,

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DFID must have known about Pay for Slay since 2007

More evidence has emerged that DFID must have known that the money it paid to the Palestinian Authority was being spent on salaries for convicted terrorists and their families, as well as on families of suicide bombers. A World Bank Report[1] has come to light that criticised the sums spent

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