Unilever Overrules Ben & Jerry’s Boycott

Unilever has dramatically overruled the decision of its Ben & Jerry’s subsidiary to boycott East Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, dumping its previous line that it had no power to do so. Unilever’s announcement on 29 June 2022 states that its Ben & Jerry’s business interests in Israel have been sold

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Review Sought of Ofcom Decision to Allow Al Hiwar TV to call terrorist a Martyr

UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) has requested a review of Ofcom’s assessment allowing Al Hiwar television to brand a terrorist murderer a “martyr”. Ofcom decided that it was acceptable for a media outlet to call the Hamas affiliated murderer of tour guide Eli Kay a ‘martyr’ on TV because the

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Webinar: League of Nations Mandate Centenary

UKLFI Charitable Trust hosted a webinar marking the League of Nations Mandate Centenary with a talk by Professor Steven Zipperstein, chaired by Jonathan Turner of UKLFI. There was a special introduction by the President of the State of Israel, H.E. Isaac Herzog.  It took place on Thursday, 21 July 2022.

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Anti-Israel Banner removed from Luton street

A large anti-Israel banner, displayed on the side of a property in Luton has been removed, as a result of complaints from UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) and the Luton Jewish community. The banner was put up in April 2022 at 529 Dunstable Road, Luton,  very close to Luton’s United

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East Sussex Pensions Fund intends no action in response to letter from UN Special Rapporteur

The Chair of the East Sussex Pension Fund Committee has confirmed that the Fund has not taken any action in response to a letter sent by a UN Special Rapporteur, and does not intend to do so. Michael Lynk, the UNHRC’s Special Rapporteur “on the situation of human rights in

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Medical Aid for Palestinians stops funding designated NGO “Health Work Committees”

The Charity Commission has confirmed that Medical Aid for Palestinians has stopped funding an Israeli designated NGO,  “Health Work Committees”(HWC).  This follows  letters to MAP, and complaints to the Charity Commission from UK Lawyers for Israel over the past two years. HWC is an NGO in the Palestinian Territories that

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Trailfinders lifts block to Israel marketing emails

The holiday company Trailfinders has lifted a block on links from emails sent to its customers in Israel, following a letter from UKLFI.Trailfinders’ customers who are based in Israel were unable to access Trailfinders’ website via its promotional emails. When any link in the emails was pressed, the following message

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Errors Exposed in Harvard Clinic’s Submission to the UN

UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) and the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting and Analysis  (CAMERA)  exposed numerous factual and legal errors in Harvard's International Human Rights Clinic's (IHRC) submission to the United Nations that slanderously accused Israel of being an apartheid state. UKLFI and CAMERA have urged the

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Parody of Schindler’s List taken down

VRT, the Flemish-Belgian public TV channel, has removed a parody of a scene in the film “Schindler’s List” after Universal Studios asserted their copyright in the film. Universal were prompted to take action by the NGOs Hetz and IMPAC with legal support from UKLFI. The Belgian Flemish TV channel had

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Politics and Tartans don’t mix

A tartan called the “Spirit of Palestine”, described as highlighting the Palestinian Struggle, has been registered in Scotland, even though tartans are not allowed to be political. UKLFI has written to the Keeper of the Scottish Register of Tartans to point out that the “Spirit of Palestine” tartan, which was

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