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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Palestinian Flags taken down in Edgware and Hastings

Palestinian flags that were flying on Hastings Pier and a house in Edgware have been removed, following interventions by UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) on behalf of concerned local residents. Hastings Pier Four very large and prominent Palestinian flags were mounted on flagpoles on the roof of the structure on

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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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PSC’s Divestment campaign countered by UK Lawyers for Israel

UKLFI has written to the Chairs of all the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) Committees in England to correct the inaccuracies and misconceptions that were contained in a letter sent by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC). On 13 May 2020 PSC sent a letter to LGPS Committee Chairs, attempting to

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UKLFI helps counter BDS in Oslo

UKLFI has helped leading Norwegian NGO, MIFF, to counter BDS proposals by the ruling coalition of Oslo Council. Oslo is synonymous with the peace process between Israel and Palestinians, but the recently agreed political platform of its ruling coalition expresses its intention to “investigate the scope of action contained in

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Sheffield’s Palestinian Flag

Sheffield City Council’s leader participated in a Palestinian flag raising ceremony in front of City Hall a few hours after the Sheffield City solicitor said there was no plan to raise a Palestinian flag. On 4 September 2019, Sheffield City Council voted on a motion, entitled “Recognising Palestine as a

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Antisemitic Posters removed from Piccadilly

Antisemitic posters have now been removed from railings in Piccadilly, following a complaint to Westminster Council assisted by UKLFI. The offending posters were displayed as part of an art trading stall along the railings of Green Park on Piccadilly. This “art” pitch depicted a multitude of extreme anti-establishment pictures, antisemitic

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BDS motion at Belfast City Council withdrawn

A proposed resolution of Belfast City Council to support BDS against Israel, which had been scheduled for debate on 1st July 2019, has now been withdrawn.  This follows submissions made by UKLFI to Suzanne Wylie, Chief Executive of Belfast City Council, pointing out a string of reasons why such a

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