Nintendo Splatoon Game hit with anti-Israel Graffiti

A child playing the video game,  Nintendo Splatoon 2, was shocked to see an anti-Israel expletive written in graffiti on a wall in the background of the game. Splatoon is a game where “Inklings” splat ink and claim territory in a 4 player shooting game.  The game has an Entertainment

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USA Rejects Durban Conference Commemoration

UK Lawyers for Israel  welcomes the clear decision made by the US government in rejecting the UN’s call to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the antisemitic Durban conference. The World Conference against Racism held in Durban in 2001 was notorious for the efforts made to treat Zionism as racism. The UN

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Attempt to promote BDS by the backdoor barred at Warwick Uni

An attempt to promote a discriminatory divestment policy targeting Israel, by including special provisions in a general resolution to divest from unethical industries, has been barred as a result of action taken by UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI). The motion was titled “Warwick University to fully divest from all unethical

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UKLFI urges Research Body to cease funding Professor Miller  

UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) has written to the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) highlighting concerns that have been raised about Professor David Miller of Bristol University.  The ESRC has previously provided substantial funding to Professor Miller, notably a grant of over £400,000 for a project titled “Understanding and

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UCL’s Academic Board recommends retention of IHRA definition while alternatives are explored

UCL’s Academic Board has voted to facilitate an alternative definition of antisemitism for consideration by UCL’s Council and to retain the IHRA working definition in the interim with further qualifications. The resolution is a non-binding recommendation to UCL’s Council, which will take the decision on any change to UCL’s adoption

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UCL Students’ Union decisively rejects move to cancel IHRA definition of antisemitism

University College London (UCL) students have affirmed their support of the IHRA definition of antisemitism, despite a move by some academic staff to persuade the university to retract its adoption of the definition. UCL adopted the IHRA definition in November 2019, as part of a concerted action to tackle racism,

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Sheffield Hallam University adopts IHRA definition

Sheffield Hallam University, one of the largest in the UK, is the latest to adopt the IHRA definition of antisemitism. Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) announced on 3 February 2021 that it had adopted the IHRA definition of antisemitism. Lesley Klaff, senior lecturer in law at the University, Editor of the

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UKLFI Charitable Trust response to Law Commission Consultation on Hate Crime

Zionism should be protected as a religious or philosophical belief UKLFI Charitable Trust has argued that Zionism should be protected as a religious or philosophical belief in its response to a Consultation on hate crimes by the Law Commission for England and Wales. The Law Commission is a statutory body

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Appeal Panel recommends investigation into “toxic, antisemitic environment” at SOAS

Student antisemitism victim receives £15,000 compensation from SOAS An Appeal Panel appointed by the School of Oriental and African Studies at London University (SOAS) to consider a student’s complaint has recommended that there should be an independent investigation into whether there was a toxic, antisemitic environment and institutional antisemitism at

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Move to retract UCL’s adoption of IHRA definition of antisemitism

Some academics at University College London (UCL) are pushing to retract the University’s adoption of the IHRA definition of antisemitism. A vote of the advisory Academic Board, which was to take place on 16 December, has been rescheduled for January “to allow proper debate”. The Academic Board previously set up

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