Equity accused of violating its own rules with Pro-Palestinian Rhetoric

The actors’ union Equity has been accused of violating its own rules, by its pro-Palestinian rhetoric. UK Lawyers for Israel has written to Paul Fleming, Equity’s general secretary, pointing out that its pro-Palestinian stance is contrary to Equity’s own rules. UKLFI has requested that the Union avoid future one-sided interventions

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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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Belgium investigates  funding to Palestinian NGOs accused of terrorist links

Belgium’s Minister of Development, Meryame Kitir, has told a Committee of the Federal Parliament that an investigation is underway into whether Belgian development aid may have been used to finance terrorist activities of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). During a session of the External Relations Committee,

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Manchester’s Whitworth Gallery removes statement of solidarity with Palestine

On 1 June 2021  a statement was posted on the website of the Whitworth Art Gallery expressing solidarity with Palestine and support for ‘decolonialisation’. This was in the immediate wake of Operation Guardian of the Walls, the conflict between Gaza and Israel. The Whitworth is part of the University of

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Nintendo Splatoon Game hit with anti-Israel Graffiti

A child playing the video game,  Nintendo Splatoon 2, was shocked to see an anti-Israel expletive written in graffiti on a wall in the background of the game. Splatoon is a game where “Inklings” splat ink and claim territory in a 4 player shooting game.  The game has an Entertainment

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ICC’s error calls into question jurisdiction in “Palestine”

UK Lawyers for Israel  has published a paper pointing out some factual errors in the Decision of the majority of the court in the Prosecutor’s request for a ruling on the ICC’s territorial jurisdiction in Palestine. The paper, by Jonathan Turner, chief executive of UKLFI, deals with whether Palestine’s instrument

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BBC suspends videos about Israel and Palestine following accusation of indoctrination

The BBC has suspended a series of “Bitesize” videos about Israel and Palestine from its website.  These videos formed part of BBC Education’s content, aimed at schoolchildren, and designed to be used in schools.  This follows a complaint by UK Lawyers for Israel, which described the videos as unbalanced and

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USA Rejects Durban Conference Commemoration

UK Lawyers for Israel  welcomes the clear decision made by the US government in rejecting the UN’s call to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the antisemitic Durban conference. The World Conference against Racism held in Durban in 2001 was notorious for the efforts made to treat Zionism as racism. The UN

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UK Government Opposes ICC’s Investigation in Palestine

UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has confirmed that the UK Government opposes the International Criminal Court’s investigation of alleged war crimes in Palestine. In a letter to Conservative supporters of Israel in the British Houses of Parliament of 9 April 2021, the Prime Minister states: “We do not accept that

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