UNESCO urged to remove the Aalst Carnival from list due to antisemitic displays

UNESCO has been urged to remove the Aalst Carnival from its Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) and the Simon Wiesenthal Centre (SWC) following repeated antisemitic displays. UKLFI is a voluntary association of lawyers combatting anti-Israel and antisemitic activity.  SWC is

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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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Credit cards and Just Giving ditch Education Aid for Palestinians 

Donations to Education Aid for Palestinians (EAP), a UK Charity, have been severely disrupted this week as their credit card donations facility has been withdrawn, and they have also been dropped by the Just Giving fundraising platform. EAP’s credit card donations facility was pulled down from their website on Sunday

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Give As You Live and Everyclick drop INTERPAL

The UK Charity Interpal, which is designated by the US as a terrorist entity[1], has suffered a further blow to its fundraising. The latest funding platforms to de-list Interpal are Give as you Live and Everyclick.  JustGiving and BT MyDonate have already dropped Interpal. The credit card companies, including Visa,

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JustGiving removes Interpal fundraising pages

Just Giving, the crowdfunding platform, has removed more than a dozen pages raising funds for Interpal.  This was as a result of a letter to JustGiving from UK Lawyers for Israel, pointing out that they were contravening USA and Australian anti-terror legislation by participating in fundraising for a designated terror

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Expedia, Booking.com and Trip Advisor urged to ignore boycott call

UKLFI has urged travel companies to ignore Amnesty International’s calls for them to boycott Israeli businesses in areas administered by Israel. UKLFI has written to Expedia.com, Booking.com and TripAdvisor, pointing out that ·        Amnesty International  has a record of prejudice against Israel of which this campaign is a further example.

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Justice Elyakim Rubinstein to speak on Current Legal Issues facing Israel

UKLFI Charitable Trust is delighted to announce that Justice Elyakim Rubinstein will be giving a breakfast talk on Current Legal Issues Facing Israel followed by a Q and A In Central London At 8.30am on Monday 25 February 2019. Justice Rubinstein has had a fascinating legal career: He was appointed Justice of the Supreme Court

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Anti-Israel Human Rights barrister reported to Bar Standards Board

The Bar Standards Board is investigating a complaint regarding the disgraceful conduct of Simone O’Broin (aka Simone Burns) , an unregistered barrister,  on an Air India Flight from Mumbai to Heathrow. Sam Green, a director of UKLFI,  has submitted the complaint. Simone O’Broin is a UK trained International Lawyer who

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Illegal suppression of freedom of speech for Israelis at City University, London

UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) has warned City University London that it acted illegally in failing to take steps to secure a meeting of its Israel Society to be addressed by Israel’s Ambassador, Mark Regev, and by refusing permission for a meeting of its Jewish Society to be addressed by

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ICC misleads about the “Situation in Palestine”

UKLFI has written to Peter Lewis, Registrar of the International Criminal Court (ICC), to complain about the wording in the “Situation in Palestine” page of the ICC website. The website wrongly implies that the ICC has already decided that it has jurisdiction in “Palestine”, that there is an occupied Palestinian

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