London Stock Exchange asked to downgrade Unilever’s Premium Listing

The London Stock Exchange (LSE) has been asked to downgrade Unilever PLC’s “premium listing” if it does not assert effective control over its Ben & Jerry’s subsidiary. A joint letter from UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) and the Zionist Advocacy Center to the LSE’s Regulatory Complaints Department comments that Unilever

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UKLFI warns Amazon and Google that “workers'” BDS campaign orchestrated by anti-Israel NGOs

UKLFI has warned Amazon and Google that anti-Israel NGOs appear to be behind a campaign by “anonymous workers” to persuade them to cancel a billion dollar contract to supply Israel with cloud computing services. Anonymous Amazon and Google workers’ supposedly wrote a letter to the Guardian claiming 300 Amazon workers

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Unilever warned against abdicating responsibility for Ben & Jerry’s BDS

UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) have warned Unilever PLC against claiming that it cannot overrule the BDS decision of its Ben & Jerry’s subsidiary. A Letter  sent by UKLFI to Unilever’s Chief Legal Officer points out that this claim would not comply with Unilever’s Code of Business Conduct, its Governance

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Lancaster Overrules BDS Motion

Lancaster City Council has effectively over-ruled its Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) motion against Israel in a unanimous vote yesterday, 29 September 2021. Lancaster Council had passed a BDS motion on 23 June, which had been criticised by Lancaster & Lakes Jewish community, Lancaster University Jewish Society, and UK Lawyers

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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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Leading Grassroots Group Disputes Divestments by Norwegian Oil Fund

Med Israel for Fred (MIFF) has contested the exclusion of two Israeli companies from Norway’s Oil Fund in letters sent to the Fund’s manager, Norges Bank, and its Council on Ethics. MIFF is Europe’s largest pro-Israel group with 11,400 members and 30 local associations in Norway. The Oil Fund (formally

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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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New Zealand Fund Decision to Divest from Israeli Banks Breaches Legal Requirements

The Guardians of New Zealand’s Superannuation Fund have recently decided to divest from Israeli banks in apparent breach of legal requirements. The Superannuation Fund, known as the Super Fund, was set up in 2001 to secure funding for universal pensions for New Zealand’s aging population with a fair sharing of

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Welsh Government to replace Boycott Proposal with Wellbeing Guidelines

The Welsh Government appears to have dropped a proposal to advise Welsh public authorities to exclude from public tenders any company that conducts business with occupied territories, following UKLFI’s warning last August that this would be illegal. The Welsh Government now says it will take “a more strategic and long

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Palestine Action removed from Facebook

Facebook has removed Palestine Action’s account, because it goes against its Community Standards. Palestine Action is the group that specialises in damaging and daubing paint on the buildings of companies of whom they disapprove. Last week Palestine Action posted on Twitter a message from Facebook saying: “Your page has been

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