Taekwondo athlete breaches rules by refusing to compete against Israeli

A Jordanian Taekwondo competitor refused to compete against an Israeli player, breaching World Taekwondo rules which uphold peace, integrity, respect and inclusiveness. During 2022 World Taekwondo Cadet Championships, on 31 July in Sofia, Bulgaria, a Jordanian competitor Maysir Al-Dahamsheh, refused to compete rather than face an Israeli opponent because she

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Webinar: The Trojan Bourse

UKLFI Charitable Trust hosted a webinar entitled "The Trojan Bourse" with Dan Harris, and chaired by Natasha Hausdorff  on Thursday 8 September. Dan Harris, a leading specialist in the financial markets, spoke about his new book, “The Trojan Bourse” which  analyses how the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement seeks

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Webinar: The Ben & Jerry’s Saga

UKLFI Charitable Trust hosted a webinar on The Ben & Jerry’s Saga with Prof Jesse Fried, chaired by Jacob Turner on  Tuesday 23 August 2022. Last year Ben & Jerry’s, a subsidiary of Unilever, decided its ice cream should no longer be sold in the “Occupied Palestinian Territories” (East Jerusalem,

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Forest Green Rovers Football Club breaches rules by anti-Israel displays

Forest Green Rovers Football Club (FGRFC) has breached the rules of football by its anti-Israel displays during matches, and by the tweets of its chairman, according to UKLFI. UKLFI director Sam Green has now written to the Football Association to complain about the two incidents at FGRFC  that occurred in

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Student sues Leeds Uni after essay failed for not blaming Israel

Danielle Greyman’s essay on the crimes of Hamas, previously failed for not blaming Israel, has now been given a pass mark as recommended by an external examiner. Her legal claim against the University of Leeds for damages has been commenced and the defence is due by 16 August 2022. As

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Constant Contact ditches Palestine Action

Constant Contact, an online marketing company, is no longer providing Palestine Action with its mailing system.  Palestine Action is the group that specialises in damaging and daubing paint on the buildings of companies of whom they disapprove. This follows representations from UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) that Palestine Action was

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The Trojan Bourse

A new book called “The Trojan Bourse” by Dan Harris, a leading specialist in the regulation of secondary financial markets, analyses how the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement seeks to influence divestment and exclusion of stocks from investment portfolios.The book has a foreword by Yifa Segal, International Director of

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Obituary of UKLFI Patron Lord Trimble

We record, with great sorrow, the passing of Lord David Trimble, an Honorary Patron of UK Lawyers for Israel, on 25 July 2022. Lord David Trimble was instrumental in negotiations which led to the Good Friday Agreement of 1998. That year he was also elected the First Minister of Northern

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US Special Envoy alerted to Auction of Nazi Items in Maryland

UKLFI has attempted to stop an auction house in Chesapeake City, Maryland, USA from selling memorabilia and household  items that had belonged to Hitler and other Nazis.  UKFLI has written to Prof. Deborah Lipstadt, the US Special Envoy for Monitoring and Combating Antisemitism, seeking her assistance.  The auction is due

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The UN is part of the problem, says UKLFI in its submission to UNHRC’s Special Rapporteur

Palestinian self-determination must take into account the rights of others, most Arab residents of Jerusalem prefer Israeli rule, Palestinian Authority representatives have no legitimate authority to speak on behalf of Arabs in the West Bank and Gaza, and the UN is an obstacle to peace, according to a submission by

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