UKLFI makes submission to antisemitism taskforce

UKLFI has submitted a note on antisemitism at universities and schools and the factors promoting it to the task force that has been set up to root out antisemitism in education in England at all levels. UKLFI has extensive experience of countering antisemitism at universities and schools over the past

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New Task Force established to root out antisemitism in education at all levels  

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Antisemitism heard testimony in March 2022 from Jewish university students about their experiences of antisemitic and anti-zionist harassment at universities. This followed a request by Mrs Susan Storring, a Trustee of UKLFI Charitable Trust, to her MP, Theresa Villiers, a Vice Chair of

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Palestinian Judo Federation reported for honouring Algerian player who boycotted Israel

UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) has reported the Palestinian Judo Federation and its Chairman to the Disciplinary Committee of the International Judo Federation for organising a ceremony honouring an Algerian judo player who boycotted Israel. UK Lawyers for Israel is a voluntary association of lawyers which invokes rules and laws

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BBC accused of breaking the law in its Chanukah Bus report

The BBC has been accused of breaking the law in its reporting of the antisemitic abuse of a party of Jewish teenagers and others who were celebrating Chanukah in Oxford Street on 29 November 2021. Some passengers on the bus carrying the party have been assisted by UKLFI Charitable Trust

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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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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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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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