Big Four Auditors ditch Israeli designated organisations

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and Ernst & Young (EY) have both confirmed that they are no longer auditing two NGOs that were recently designated as terrorist organisations by Israel. EY is no longer auditing the Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC), even though it only took over the contract in May 2019

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Squash Championship Cancelled after Malaysia bans Israeli team

The World Squash Federation has cancelled a tournament that was due to take place in Malaysia on 7-12 December because the Israeli team had been banned from entering Malaysia. This follows a letter sent by UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) to the World Squash Federation (WSF) pointing out that they

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New Directors at UK Lawyers for Israel

We are delighted to announce that Dr Efrat Shaoulian Sopher and Daniela Vinkeles-Melchers have been elected as new directors of UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI Ltd). DR EFRAT SHAOULIAN SOPHER Dr Sopher serves as Chair of the Board of Advisors at the Ezri Center for Iran and Gulf States Research,

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Cornish Councillor Defended

UKLFI Director, Daniel Berke of 3D Solicitors, successfully defended a Cornish Councillor, Tim Dwelly, who was threatened with litigation after challenging comments made by a blogger. Solicitors on behalf of Graham Smith and Ragged Trousers Production, who run a website called “Cornwall Reports”, wrote to Mr Dwelly in September 2020,

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London Stock Exchange asked to downgrade Unilever’s Premium Listing

The London Stock Exchange (LSE) has been asked to downgrade Unilever PLC’s “premium listing” if it does not assert effective control over its Ben & Jerry’s subsidiary. A joint letter from UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) and the Zionist Advocacy Center to the LSE’s Regulatory Complaints Department comments that Unilever

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Interpal ceases fundraising as its income plummets

Interpal’s income has plummeted and it will now concentrate on advocacy rather than fundraising, according to its 2020 annual report and accounts, which have just been published by the Charity Commission. In Interpal’s 2019 annual report, the auditors stated that there was material uncertainty about whether Interpal could continue as

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Questions raised by auditor over pro-Gaza Charity

IF Charity claimed money in the Government’s Corona Virus Job Retention Scheme even though its filed accounts for the previous years indicated it had no employees. IF is a charity whose mission is “to empower the people of Gaza in their efforts to build strong and resilient communities through poverty

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Additional errors in ICC jurisdiction ruling drawn to new Prosecutor’s attention

UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) has called on the new Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to re-visit the Court’s error-ridden ruling on its territorial jurisdiction in Palestine. The dissenting Opinion of Judge Kovács (ICC-01/18-143-Anx1) strongly disputed the majority decision. He found “neither the Majority’s approach nor its reasoning

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UKLFI asks Facebook to investigate bot attack on Billie Eilish

The singer Billie Eilish was recently attacked on her Instagram account by a suspected network of anti-Israel bots.  After Eilish said “Hi Israel” in a promotional video for her new album, her social media accounts were flooded with thousands of bot-generated anti-Israel comments or symbols. UKLFI has written to Facebook,

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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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