International Olympic Committee statement prohibits international competitions in countries that bar Israeli competitors

UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) welcomes an important statement by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that international sports bodies must obtain written assurances from host countries that all eligible athletes and teams will be permitted to compete without discrimination. The IOC’s statement was made after the World Squash Federation (WSF)

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UK publisher and bookseller remove anti-Israel book from websites

The UK publisher of a children’s book which deleted Israel from a map of the Middle East has now pulled the book from its website,  and a bookseller has removed the book from its lists following accusations that the book is misleading and biased. The book, Amazing Women of the

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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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Al Hiwar TV Channel Reported to Ofcom and the Police

UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) has reported Al Hiwar TV station to Ofcom (the UK broadcasting regulator) for breaching its code by referring to the terrorist who murdered Eliyahu Kay as a “martyr”. UKLFI has also reported the Al Hiwar channel to the UK police, for breaching UK anti-terrorism legislation.

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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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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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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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