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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Nazim Ali Case referred to the High Court

The Professional Standards Authority (PSA) has decided that the General Pharmaceutical Council’s Fitness to Practise Committee erred in its approach to a charge that comments made by Mr Nazim Ali were antisemitic and has referred the decision to the High Court. Nazim Ali is the pharmacist who told the baying

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Attempts to intimidate Jewish students at Warwick University rebuffed

Attempts to deter Jewish students from complaining about antisemitism at Warwick University have been rebuffed, with the assistance of UKLFI Charitable Trust. Three disciplinary charges against a Jewish student who complained about antisemitism have been dropped with no action being taken. Warwick University Rootes Building by Kyrosho, Wiki Commons In

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Professional Standards Authority notified of Serious Concerns about Nazim Ali Decision

The Professional Standards Authority has been notified of serious concerns about the decision of the General Pharmaceutical Council’s Fitness to Practise Committee regarding Nazim Ali. Nazim Ali is the pharmacist who said that Zionist supporters of the Tory party were responsible for the murder of people in the Grenfell Tower

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UK video channel Bitchute hosting antisemitic and hate filled output

UK Lawyers for Israel has written to service providers of Bitchute.com, a website that hosts violent, racist, and harmful videos, urging them to terminate their relationship with the organisation.  The CST compiled a report called Hate Fuel, which highlighted BitChute as one of the four most dangerous outlets of extreme

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Racist ranter receives criminal caution

The racist who insulted a Jewish student in a Leeds pub in August this year  has received a criminal caution.  UKLFI director Daniel Berke assisted the victim of this antisemitic incident in making a report to the police following the incident, which occurred in a Weatherspoon pub. Mr Stephen Smith,

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Bristol radio station removes show with antisemitic content

The Politics Show has finally been taken off the air by Bristol’s community radio station, BCFM.   According to the presenter,  BCFM did not want to put their licence at risk during the Covid epidemic and ‘did not want the burden of a potential Ofcom complaint’. This is an update on

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Facebook urged to adopt IHRA definition of antisemitism

UKLFI together with over 100 other organisations wrote a joint letter last week to the directors of Facebook, urging it to adopt the IHRA working definition of antisemitism as the cornerstone of its hate speech policy regarding antisemitism. Our letter drew attention to the acceptance of the IHRA definition by

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Comedy of Errors in Review of Palestinian Textbooks

A report commissioned by the EU into Palestinian textbooks reviewed Israeli textbooks by mistake. The report gives a ringing endorsement of the Israeli textbooks used in Arab schools in Jerusalem. However, it completely failed in its objective, which was to review the Palestinian textbooks and assess the claims that they

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DFID forced to publish report on Palestinian Authority textbooks

DFID has finally released an “inception report” dated 12 April 2019 by the Georg Eckert Institut for a study of Palestinian school textbooks following a Freedom of Information (FOI) request from UKLFI. The report describes the methodology proposed by the Georg Eckert Institut for its examination of Palestinian Authority school textbooks.  

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