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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Wirral Divestment Proposal Fails

Wirral Council’s Pensions Committee, which administers the Merseyside Pension Fund, has voted against a  proposal to progress towards divesting from businesses operating in the West Bank. UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) had written to Wirral Council’s Pensions Committee, explaining in detail why the Merseyside Pension Fund should not divest from

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French Waterways holiday company blocks Israelis from website

A UK website specialising in French canal boat holidays has deliberately stopped people based in Israel from accessing its site.  French-waterways.com told an Israeli customer that the pages had been deliberately blocked for internet addresses for Israel. If Israeli customers try to access many of the pages, they receive a

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Whitworth Gallery Director reportedly in trouble following Forensic Architecture controversy

The Guardian has reported that Alistair Hudson, director of the Whitworth Art Gallery, is  being asked to leave his post by the University of Manchester,  following a row over Forensic Architecture’s exhibition at the gallery last summer. UKLFI, along with the Manchester Jewish Community, had objected in particular to the introductory

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UKLFI counters Merseyside divestment proposal

UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) has written to Wirral Council’s Pensions Committee, explaining in detail why the Merseyside Pension Fund should not divest from certain businesses which operate in the West Bank and which appear on a list prepared by the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC).  The Committee is due

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UKLFI working to  prevent Israel Academic Boycott

UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) is working with its European partners to prevent the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) from introducing a boycott against Israel. The Middle East Studies Association (MESA), formerly the Middle East Studies Association of North America, is an association for academics in fields relating to the

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Anti-Israel Propaganda in Occupational Therapy Course at Brunel University

First year occupational therapy students at Brunel University were upset and insulted by anti-Israel reading material recommended to them by their lecturer. UKLFI wrote to the lecturer at the London School of Occupational Therapy at  Brunel University, London in light of the concerns expressed by students. The problem was an

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Oxfam Stops Funding NGO Designated by Israel

Oxfam reported to Charity Commission Oxfam says it does not currently fund  the Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC), a Palestinian NGO that was designated as a terrorist organisation by Israel in October 2021.  This follows concerns raised by UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI), an investigation carried out for the

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Sociology student failed for “not blaming Israel” to sue university

A sociology student at Leeds University intends to sue her university after she was given a fail mark for a module because she wrote an essay on Hamas’s crimes without blaming Israel. The essay markers peppered their remarks with biased anti-Israel comments and their hostility to Israel can also be

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