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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BBC accused of breaking the law in its Chanukah Bus report

The BBC has been accused of breaking the law in its reporting of the antisemitic abuse of a party of Jewish teenagers and others who were celebrating Chanukah in Oxford Street on 29 November 2021. Some passengers on the bus carrying the party have been assisted by UKLFI Charitable Trust

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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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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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UN Human Rights Commissioner’s Office is Wrong on Israel’s obligations

UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) has written to the UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, pointing out that her Office has published incorrect statements regarding Israel’s obligations to vaccinate Palestinian people, which should be immediately retracted. The UN Human Rights Commission’s press release on 14 January 2021 reported

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UKLFI Charitable Trust response to Law Commission Consultation on Hate Crime

Zionism should be protected as a religious or philosophical belief UKLFI Charitable Trust has argued that Zionism should be protected as a religious or philosophical belief in its response to a Consultation on hate crimes by the Law Commission for England and Wales. The Law Commission is a statutory body

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Nazim Ali Case referred to the High Court

The Professional Standards Authority (PSA) has decided that the General Pharmaceutical Council’s Fitness to Practise Committee erred in its approach to a charge that comments made by Mr Nazim Ali were antisemitic and has referred the decision to the High Court. Nazim Ali is the pharmacist who told the baying

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Interpal’s future in doubt

Interpal may no longer be able to continue as a going concern, and has no bank account, according to its 2019 Independent Auditor’s report. The Trustees of the charity, which provides aid to Palestinians, also consider that the loss of credit card processing services and access to banking facilities may

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Open Collective suspends Palestine Action donation page

Open Collective, a fundraising platform, has suspended Palestine Action’s donations page. Palestine Action’s potential donors had been directed to donate via Open Collective, after another donation platform, GoFundMe,  stopped Palestine Action from withdrawing further funds at the end of October. A notice on Palestine Action’s Facebook page on 2 November

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Go Fund Me stops Palestine Action’s funds

GoFundMe, the fundraising platform, has stopped Palestine Action from withdrawing further funds. This follows letters from UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) pointing out that Palestine Action’s fundraiser was raising money to assist criminal activity. This was in breach of various of GoFundMe’s terms, and UKLFI warned that the company and

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