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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Research Network Reviews Decision to Cancel Jerusalem Conference

A European medical research network, that had decided to move a conference from Jerusalem to Lisbon for fear of pressure from supporters of boycotting Israel, is reviewing the decision. This follows representations by top scientists and correspondence from UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI), an association of lawyers who seek to

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BDS motion at Belfast City Council withdrawn

A proposed resolution of Belfast City Council to support BDS against Israel, which had been scheduled for debate on 1st July 2019, has now been withdrawn.  This follows submissions made by UKLFI to Suzanne Wylie, Chief Executive of Belfast City Council, pointing out a string of reasons why such a

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Friends of Al Aqsa pressed to curb BDS content at Palestine Expo

Friends of Al Aqsa (FOA) are under pressure to curb their advocacy of BDS at the forthcoming Palestine Expo exhibition at Olympia , or face possible cancellation of the event, following intervention by UK Lawyers for Israel. The German co-owners of Olympia London are now putting pressure on the exhibition

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