Urgent appeal to IOC to allow Israeli team to play in South African tournament

With only three days to go before an international rugby tournament in South Africa, UKLFI has asked the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to intervene urgently, to ensure that an Israeli team can participate. On 3 February 2023 the South Africa Rugby Union (“SA Rugby”) withdrew an invitation to the Tel

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British Diplomats reported for wearing T shirts that erased Israel

UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) has reported British diplomats in Jerusalem for breaches of the  Diplomatic Service Code to the Consular Directorate  of  UK’s Foreign Office (FCDO). The diplomats took part in the Palestine Marathon wearing T Shirts featuring a map of “Palestine” extending from the Jordan river to the

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UN official reported for tweets about Israel

A UN official’s tweets about Israel have breached the UN social media guidelines and International Civil service guidance on impartiality, according to UKLFI. UKLFI has reported  Craig Mokhiber, Director and Deputy for the Assistant Secretary General for Human Rights, at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to

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Student Claims Victory in Case against Leeds University

The University of Leeds has settled a legal claim brought by sociology graduate, Danielle Greyman, after her coursework was wrongly failed because it did not blame Israel for the crimes of Hamas against Palestinians. The University has agreed to pay Ms Greyman an undisclosed sum, without any admissions, under a

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Webinar: The Relationship between Courts and Parliaments

UKLFI Charitable Trust and B’nei Brith Canada David Matas Law Society invite you to a webinar on The Relationship between Courts and Parliaments with Prof Ryan Alford  and Yonatan Green, chaired by Sam Goldstein on Sunday 2 April 2023 at 7pm UK time (9pm Israel, 8pm Europe, 2pm Canada /

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BBC Side-Steps Complaint about Lineker extolling Hamas terrorist

The BBC has side-stepped a complaint by UKLFI Chief Executive, Jonathan Turner, about Gary Lineker failing to correct misleading information in a Tweet extolling a terrorist. This contrasts with the BBC’s recent action in forcing Lineker to step aside from his role as a TV sports pundit for his Tweet

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Home Secretary receives request to exclude Naturei Karta member from UK

UKLFI has written to Suella Braverman, the Home Secretary, to request that Yisroel Dovid Weiss, a spokesperson for the anti-Zionist Naturei Karta movement, be excluded from the UK. Mr Weiss has been invited on a speaking tour in April and May 2023, by Pete Gregson, along with Dr Azzam Tamimi,

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Islamic Human Rights Commission Trust reported to Charity Commission

UKLFI has written a letter of complaint to the Charity Commission about the charity Islamic Human Rights Commission Trust (“IHRC”) concerning the publication of two articles and a video in support of the defrocked Rev Stephen Sizer.  The publications were on the joint  website of IHRC and IHRC Ltd. The

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Israeli Rugby Coach Reports SARU’s Executive Council for Disciplinary Offences in Boycotting Tel Aviv Heat Rugby Team

An Israeli rugby coach has submitted a formal notification of offences to the South African Rugby Union (SARU) following the exclusion of the Tel Aviv Heat rugby team from the Mzansi Challenge competition in South Africa next month. The notification was made by Joshua Schewitz, Head Coach at Rishon LeZion

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South African Rugby accused of illegality for barring Israel team from competition

South Africa Rugby’s withdrawal of an invitation for Israel to compete in the 2023 Mzansi Challenge is illegal, according to UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI). Mark Alexander, president of South Africa Rugby Union (SARU) was quoted in a press release as saying: “We have listened to the opinions of important

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