Anti-Israel Banner and Palestinian Flag Removed

A large banner defaming Israel and a large Palestinian flag have been taken down following intervention by UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI), who pointed out that they were in breach of planning law. English planning law prohibits the display of advertisements, including banners and flags, subject to various exceptions, as

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“Inflammatory” Whitworth Gallery Exhibition challenged

UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) have written to the Vice-Chancellor of Manchester University warning that the hosting of an exhibition at the Whitworth Art Gallery may breach the “public sector equality duty”. Whitworth Art Gallery, which is part of Manchester University, is hosting an exhibition by Forensic Architecture, which contains

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Legal Challenge to Lancaster City Council’s BDS motion

UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) are challenging a Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (“BDS”) resolution against Israel passed by Lancaster City Council on the ground that the Council failed to comply with their legal duty to have due regard for community relations. UKLFI have also written to Lancashire County Pension Fund

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High Court orders reconsideration of Nazim Ali case

The High Court has ruled that the General Pharmaceutical Council’s Fitness to Practise Committee (FPC) erred in law when it decided that Nazim Ali had not used antisemitic words during a public speech made at the Al Quds Rally in June 2017.  Their ruling on this point has now been

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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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