Palestinian Flags taken down in Edgware and Hastings

Palestinian flags that were flying on Hastings Pier and a house in Edgware have been removed, following interventions by UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) on behalf of concerned local residents. Hastings Pier Four very large and prominent Palestinian flags were mounted on flagpoles on the roof of the structure on

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Equity accused of violating its own rules with Pro-Palestinian Rhetoric

The actors’ union Equity has been accused of violating its own rules, by its pro-Palestinian rhetoric. UK Lawyers for Israel has written to Paul Fleming, Equity’s general secretary, pointing out that its pro-Palestinian stance is contrary to Equity’s own rules. UKLFI has requested that the Union avoid future one-sided interventions

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Whitworth Gallery displays rebuttal of Forensic Architecture Statement

Whitworth Gallery is now displaying a rebuttal of the statement by Forensic Architecture, having re-opened the Cloud Studies exhibition on Friday 20 August 2021. The full statement, made by the Jewish Representative Council of Greater Manchester, is published here on Twitter. Whitworth Gallery removed Forensic Architecture’s introductory statement on Friday

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Whitworth Gallery Removes Forensic Architecture Statement – But Then Reneges

The Whitworth Art Gallery, which is part of Manchester University, has removed the controversial written statement by Forensic Architecture that introduced its “Cloud Studies” exhibition, following interventions by UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI), the Manchester Jewish Representative Council (JRC), North West Friends of Israel (NWFoI) and the Manchester Zionist Central

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Anti-Israel Banner and Palestinian Flag Removed

A large banner defaming Israel and a large Palestinian flag have been taken down following intervention by UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI), who pointed out that they were in breach of planning law. English planning law prohibits the display of advertisements, including banners and flags, subject to various exceptions, as

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“Inflammatory” Whitworth Gallery Exhibition challenged

UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) have written to the Vice-Chancellor of Manchester University warning that the hosting of an exhibition at the Whitworth Art Gallery may breach the “public sector equality duty”. Whitworth Art Gallery, which is part of Manchester University, is hosting an exhibition by Forensic Architecture, which contains

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Legal Challenge to Lancaster City Council’s BDS motion

UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) are challenging a Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (“BDS”) resolution against Israel passed by Lancaster City Council on the ground that the Council failed to comply with their legal duty to have due regard for community relations. UKLFI have also written to Lancashire County Pension Fund

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High Court orders reconsideration of Nazim Ali case

The High Court has ruled that the General Pharmaceutical Council’s Fitness to Practise Committee (FPC) erred in law when it decided that Nazim Ali had not used antisemitic words during a public speech made at the Al Quds Rally in June 2017.  Their ruling on this point has now been

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Leading Grassroots Group Disputes Divestments by Norwegian Oil Fund

Med Israel for Fred (MIFF) has contested the exclusion of two Israeli companies from Norway’s Oil Fund in letters sent to the Fund’s manager, Norges Bank, and its Council on Ethics. MIFF is Europe’s largest pro-Israel group with 11,400 members and 30 local associations in Norway. The Oil Fund (formally

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Irish MPs condemn Israel without considering evidence

Irish MPs ask questions about Israel, receive answers, then condemn Israel without apparently taking the answers into account. The Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence of the Irish Parliament decided to hold a series of meetings “to examine demolitions and the forced displacement of people in the occupied Palestinian

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