Edinburgh Council withdraws discussion on twinning with Gaza

A petition calling for Edinburgh to be twinned with the Palestinian city of Gaza was pulled from the agenda of the city’s council’s policy and sustainability committee at short notice so legal advice could  be taken. This follows UKLFI’s letter to Edinburgh council’s head of legal services last week, warning

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Petition to twin Edinburgh with Gaza City could mean Councillors commit criminal offence

UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) has warned Edinburgh Council that Councillors will probably commit criminal offences if they participate in twinning between Edinburgh and Gaza City. A petition to twin Edinburgh with Gaza City  is on the Agenda for a Council Committee meeting on 29 March 2022.  The petitioner is

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Local Government Pension Scheme Chairs welcome UKLFI’s letter regarding “unlawful interference” by UN Rapporteur

UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) has written to the 82 Local Government Pension Scheme Chairs in England and Wales, to warn them that a UN Rapporteur is unlawfully interfering in the management of their pension funds. Michael Lynk, the UNHRC’s Special Rapporteur “on the situation of human rights in the

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Webinar on “UN Human Rights Systems and how to engage with them” with Prof Rosa Freedman

UKLFI Charitable Trust organised a webinar on UN Human Rights Systems and How to Engage with Them with Professor Rosa Freedman and chaired by Dr Efrat Sopher.  It took place on Sunday 20 March 2022. In 2019 the first ever UN human rights report on antisemitism was published. This pivotal

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Fitch Ratings invited to modify Unilever credit rating due to Ben & Jerry Fiasco

A leading agency has been invited to modify Unilever’s credit rating as a result of the Ben & Jerry’s boycott decision targeting Israel.UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) and the Zionist Advocacy Centre have written to Fitch Ratings, pointing out that Unilever has faced many serious issues since its subsidiary, Ben

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YouGov allows Israelis to share opinions

YouGov, has now allowed people living in Israel to share their opinions for market research. This follows a complaint by UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) in January 2022, that those living in Israel were excluded from joining YouGov as panelists. Although in January YouGov operated in 50 markets around the

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Lock removed for Israeli customers on French waterways website

A UK website specialising in French canal boat holidays has now unblocked pages from its website that were previously blocked to customers based in Israel. In January this year, French-waterways.com told an Israeli customer that the pages had been deliberately blocked for internet addresses for Israel. If Israeli customers tried

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Webinar on Ukraine, Israel, Mediation and Double Standards With Prof. Eugene Kontorovich

UKLFI Charitable Trust held a webinar on Ukraine, Israel, Mediation and Double Standards with Prof. Eugene Kontorovich, Chair: Natasha Hausdorff on Sunday 27 March 2022. Many countries have responded to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine by imposing severe sanctions on Russian individuals and the Russian economy. This has prompted some to

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Lawyers challenge “unlawful interference” by UN Rapporteur in UK Pension Schemes

A Special Rapporteur of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is unlawfully interfering in the management of UK Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) Funds, according to the association UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI). The LGPS is one of the largest defined benefit pension schemes in the world, managing the pensions

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Amnesty International Charities reported to Charity Commission

UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) has filed a complaint to the Charity Commission regarding the Report published by Amnesty alleging that Israel is an Apartheid State. UKLFI has asked the Charity Commission to investigate the involvement of the Amnesty International Charities in the Report, which is entitled: “Israel’s Apartheid Against

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