Institutional Investors, Israel Boycotts, and American Law

UKLFI Charitable Trust invites you to a webinar on "Institutional Investors, Israel Boycotts, and American Law”  with Professor David H Webber of Boston University,  chaired by Natasha Hausdorff  on 19 December 2022 at 5pm UK Time  (7pm Israel, 6pm Europe, 12 noon US East Coast, 9am US West Coast). Activists

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International Chess Federation investigates UKLFI  complaint about Lebanese player refusing to play Israeli

The International Chess Federation (FIDE) is reviewing a complaint by UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) about a Lebanese youth player who refused to compete against an Israeli player at a chess festival in Abu Dhabi in August 2022. The incident happened at the 28th International Chess Festival in Abu Dhabi.

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FIFA breaks its own discrimination rules as Israelis unable to book World Cup Hospitality Packages

Israelis are not able to book hospitality packages for the FIFA World cup, to be held in Qatar in November and December 2022, in breach of FIFA’s own anti-discriminatory rules. On the FIFA website prospective purchasers of hospitality packages are invited to find appointed sales agents in their region. In

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Taekwondo athlete breaches rules by refusing to compete against Israeli

A Jordanian Taekwondo competitor refused to compete against an Israeli player, breaching World Taekwondo rules which uphold peace, integrity, respect and inclusiveness. During 2022 World Taekwondo Cadet Championships, on 31 July in Sofia, Bulgaria, a Jordanian competitor Maysir Al-Dahamsheh, refused to compete rather than face an Israeli opponent because she

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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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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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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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