Stephen Hockman QC appointed as Patron

We are delighted to announce that Stephen Hockman QC has  agreed to be one of the honorary patrons of both UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI Limited) and of UKLFI Charitable Trust. Stephen Hockman QC is Head of Chambers at 6 Pump Court, Temple. He has been a QC since 1990

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Lancaster Overrules BDS Motion

Lancaster City Council has effectively over-ruled its Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) motion against Israel in a unanimous vote yesterday, 29 September 2021. Lancaster Council had passed a BDS motion on 23 June, which had been criticised by Lancaster & Lakes Jewish community, Lancaster University Jewish Society, and UK Lawyers

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Whitworth Art Gallery did not check controversial exhibition content

Whitworth Art Gallery carried out no risk assessment and did not check the accuracy of factual statements before agreeing to host a controversial exhibition by Forensic Architecture. Nor did it give any consideration to the impact on community relations. Whitworth Art Gallery, part of Manchester University, has been hosting an

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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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