USA Rejects Durban Conference Commemoration

UK Lawyers for Israel  welcomes the clear decision made by the US government in rejecting the UN’s call to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the antisemitic Durban conference. The World Conference against Racism held in Durban in 2001 was notorious for the efforts made to treat Zionism as racism. The UN

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UK Government Opposes ICC’s Investigation in Palestine

UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has confirmed that the UK Government opposes the International Criminal Court’s investigation of alleged war crimes in Palestine. In a letter to Conservative supporters of Israel in the British Houses of Parliament of 9 April 2021, the Prime Minister states: “We do not accept that

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Attempt to promote BDS by the backdoor barred at Warwick Uni

An attempt to promote a discriminatory divestment policy targeting Israel, by including special provisions in a general resolution to divest from unethical industries, has been barred as a result of action taken by UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI). The motion was titled “Warwick University to fully divest from all unethical

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New Zealand Fund Decision to Divest from Israeli Banks Breaches Legal Requirements

The Guardians of New Zealand’s Superannuation Fund have recently decided to divest from Israeli banks in apparent breach of legal requirements. The Superannuation Fund, known as the Super Fund, was set up in 2001 to secure funding for universal pensions for New Zealand’s aging population with a fair sharing of

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Welsh Government to replace Boycott Proposal with Wellbeing Guidelines

The Welsh Government appears to have dropped a proposal to advise Welsh public authorities to exclude from public tenders any company that conducts business with occupied territories, following UKLFI’s warning last August that this would be illegal. The Welsh Government now says it will take “a more strategic and long

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City University removes defamatory reference to UKLFI

City University Students Union has removed a defamatory reference to UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) that formed part of the argument on its website for the University to reject the IHRA definition of antisemitism. A referendum is currently being held of the City University students on “should the university reject

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BBC Accused of Encouraging Schools to Breach the Education Act

UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) has accused the BBC of encouraging illegal conduct in schools  by showing unbalanced and partisan videos about the Middle East on the  “Bitesize” section of its website for use in schools. The NGO, CAMERA UK, examined seven BBC Middle East educational videos and produced a

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UKLFI urges Research Body to cease funding Professor Miller  

UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) has written to the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) highlighting concerns that have been raised about Professor David Miller of Bristol University.  The ESRC has previously provided substantial funding to Professor Miller, notably a grant of over £400,000 for a project titled “Understanding and

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Natasha Hausdorff Re-Elected to Represent UKLFI at the Board of Deputies

Natasha Hausdorff will represent UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) at the Board of Deputies of British Jews in its next triennium starting in June this year. Natasha was re-elected as UKLFI’s Deputy at a Special General Meeting of UKLFI held on 17 March 2021. UKLFI rejoined the Board of Deputies

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ICC Jurisdiction Ruling Apparently Based on Factual Error

The recent majority ruling of the International Criminal Court (ICC) regarding territorial jurisdiction in Palestine appears to have been based on an error of fact and a failure to examine a key document on which it relies. Attention has so far been focused on the fundamental errors of law in

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