Palestinian NGO may lose EU funding following Dutch investigation

The future funding of the Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC) is in the balance as the Dutch Government carries out an independent investigation  into possible links between it and the designated terrorist group, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). Not only Dutch funding, but also funding

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New Irish PM now agrees Irish BDS Bill is illegal

The new Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach), Micheál Martin TD, who previously supported the BDS Bill introduced by Senator Frances Black, has now agreed that “it is not legally possible”. The Taoiseach was referring to the clear advice which the previous Irish government had received, that the Bill is contrary to

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Time runs out for Interpal

Time has run out for Interpal, to serve defamation proceedings which they threatened against UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) last August. Interpal’s solicitors, Carter-Ruck, sent a letter of claim to UKLFI and two of its directors on 16 August 2019, demanding that two articles be removed from UKLFI’s website, social

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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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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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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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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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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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