UKLFI warns Amazon and Google that “workers'” BDS campaign orchestrated by anti-Israel NGOs

UKLFI has warned Amazon and Google that anti-Israel NGOs appear to be behind a campaign by “anonymous workers” to persuade them to cancel a billion dollar contract to supply Israel with cloud computing services. Anonymous Amazon and Google workers’ supposedly wrote a letter to the Guardian claiming 300 Amazon workers

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Unilever warned against abdicating responsibility for Ben & Jerry’s BDS

UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) have warned Unilever PLC against claiming that it cannot overrule the BDS decision of its Ben & Jerry’s subsidiary. A Letter  sent by UKLFI to Unilever’s Chief Legal Officer points out that this claim would not comply with Unilever’s Code of Business Conduct, its Governance

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Lord Grabiner becomes Patron of UK Lawyers for Israel

We are delighted to announce that Lord Grabiner QC has agreed to be a Patron of UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI Ltd) and UKLFI Charitable Trust. Anthony Grabiner, Lord Grabiner QC, is Head of Chambers at One Essex Court, a leading set of commercial barristers in London.   He was Chair

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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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