World Taekwondo to update rules following UKLFI complaint

World Taekwondo has asked its Technical Committee to look into updating its Competition Rules to guard against illegitimate withdrawals from competitions following a complaint by UKLFI . UKLFI’s complaint to World Taekwondo came after a Jordanian Taekwondo competitor, Maysir Al-Dahamsheh, refused to compete against an Israeli player during  the 2022 World Taekwondo Cadet

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International Tennis Federation investigates Iraqi Wheelchair Tennis players’ refusal to compete against Israel

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) is looking into a complaint by UKLFI about Iraqi wheelchair tennis players pulling out of a competition to avoid playing against Israelis. At the Bucharest Open Wheelchair Tennis Tournament in August 2022, Iraqi players Nasr Mahdi and Mohammad Al-Mahdi withdrew from the tournament immediately before

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Sponsor and fan backlash over Forest Green Rover’s Palestinian Flag Flying

A sponsor has pulled out of a sponsorship deal with Forest Green Rovers Football Club (FGRFC) and several fans have hit out at the club following the flying of a Palestinian flag and anti-Israel campaigning at football matches. This development has emerged following UKLFI’s complaint to Dale Vince, chairman of

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International Chess Federation investigates UKLFI  complaint about Lebanese player refusing to play Israeli

The International Chess Federation (FIDE) is reviewing a complaint by UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) about a Lebanese youth player who refused to compete against an Israeli player at a chess festival in Abu Dhabi in August 2022. The incident happened at the 28th International Chess Festival in Abu Dhabi.

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NUS President reportedly suspended following internal investigation

The President of the National Union of Students Shaima Dallali is reported to have been suspended from her post.  The alleged suspension comes following an internal investigation into “the President Elect” conducted by Rebecca Tuck, QC.  Ms Tuck was also conducting a public investigation into antisemitism at the NUS, and

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Edinburgh Council rejects twinning with Gaza 

Edinburgh Council has rejected a twinning petition with Gaza following “legal advice”. The Edinburgh-Gaza twinning petition had been listed on the agenda for the Policy and Sustainability Committee meeting at 10am on Tuesday 30 August. However, the Committee refused to allow  allow Pete Gregson who was leading the twinning campaign

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Martial Arts Federation urged to punish Lebanese discrimination against Israelis

The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) has been urged by UK Lawyers for Israel to take action against a Lebanese athlete who withdrew from a martial arts competition to avoid competing with an Israeli rival. The terror group Hezbollah hailed the athlete, Charbel Abou Daher, as “heroic” for withdrawing

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Israelis can purchase Hospitality package for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

FIFA has confirmed that Israelis may purchase hospitality packages for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 directly from its central hospitality website even though there is not currently an agent that deals with Israel. UK Lawyers for Israel had accused FIFA of discriminating against Israelis and breaking its own codes

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Pensions Advisory Board Misleads

The statutory advisory board for the Local Government Pension Scheme in England and Wales has provided partial and misleading information on its website regarding a discussion with the former UNHRC Special Rapporteur, Michael Lynk, and correspondence relating to it. Michael Lynk Michael Lynk, who was then UNHRC Special Rapporteur “on

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FIFA breaks its own discrimination rules as Israelis unable to book World Cup Hospitality Packages

Israelis are not able to book hospitality packages for the FIFA World cup, to be held in Qatar in November and December 2022, in breach of FIFA’s own anti-discriminatory rules. On the FIFA website prospective purchasers of hospitality packages are invited to find appointed sales agents in their region. In

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