Israel’s Justice Minister asserts rights of the indigenous Jewish people in Judea and Samaria

Gideo Sa’ar, Israel’s Justice Minister, made an important statement on Facebook on 24 November 2022, reminding us of the rights of the indigenous Jewish people in Judea and Samaria, preserved by Article 80 of the UN Charter. The statement reads:“On 12 November 2022 the UN voted to seek an advisory

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Institutional Investors, Israel Boycotts, and American Law

UKLFI Charitable Trust invites you to a webinar on "Institutional Investors, Israel Boycotts, and American Law”  with Professor David H Webber of Boston University,  chaired by Natasha Hausdorff  on 19 December 2022 at 5pm UK Time  (7pm Israel, 6pm Europe, 12 noon US East Coast, 9am US West Coast). Activists

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UKLFI one of 180 NGOs calling on Twitter to adopt Antisemitism Definition

In a joint letter, 180 civil rights groups from around the world, including UKLFI,  have called  on Twitter’s new owner to adopt the widely accepted IHRA definition of antisemitism and act against Jew-hatred on the social media platform. A coalition made up of more than 180 nonprofit organizations representing regions

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First Israeli competes in Saudi Triathlon event

Olympic triathlete Shachar Sagiv became the first Israeli to compete in a Saudi sporting event at the end of October.  This followed UKLFI’s complaint to the World Triathlon organisation after an Israeli team was denied entry into Jordan for the Asian Cup triathlon competition earlier in October. Sagiv competed in

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NUS President sacked over breaches of NUS policy following investigation

The National Union of Students has terminated the contract of its President, Shaima Dallali, following an investigation which found there had been significant breaches of the NUS policy. UKLFI wrote to the NUS in on 11 April 2022 to warn them of incendiary views expressed by the incoming National President,

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World Triathlon must enforce its rules after Israel’s triathlon team blocked from international competition

UKLFI has complained to the World Triathlon organisation, following the Israel triathlon team being denied entry to Jordan for the Asian Cup competition earlier this month. The Jordanian organisers of the competition stated that they “feared that they would not be able to ensure the security of the Israelis in

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Webinar: Moving the British Embassy to Jerusalem

UKLFI Charitable Trust hosted a webinar on "Moving the British Embassy to Jerusalem"  with Professor Avi Bell, chaired by Natasha Hausdorff on Thursday 20 October 2022. The former UK Prime Minister, Liz Truss,  stated that the government will review the possibility of moving the British Embassy to Jerusalem. This has

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Unsuspending Twitter

UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) has assisted an anti-racist Twitter user to return to Twitter after he had been permanently suspended for tweeting two “profanities”. The Twitter user had already appealed twice against his suspension, without success. UKLFI advised him to make a further appeal to Twitter on the basis

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UKLFI clarifies legalities of British Embassy move to Jerusalem

UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) has written to James Cleverly, Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Affairs, to clarify the legal position regarding the potential move of the British Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. At her recent meeting with Israel’s Prime Minister Yair Lapid, Prime Minister Liz Truss

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Irish match officials crack down on anti-Israel protests at Ireland Israel Football Match

Match officials cracked down on anti-Israel protestors following a warning letter from the Ireland Israel Alliance, assisted by UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI). Pro-Palestinian protestors arriving at the Ireland/Israel under 21 football match which took place on Friday 23 September, were surprised when their keffiyahs, flyers and flags were confiscated

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