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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Palestinian NGO may lose EU funding following Dutch investigation

The future funding of the Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC) is in the balance as the Dutch Government carries out an independent investigation  into possible links between it and the designated terrorist group, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). Not only Dutch funding, but also funding

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New Irish PM now agrees Irish BDS Bill is illegal

The new Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach), Micheál Martin TD, who previously supported the BDS Bill introduced by Senator Frances Black, has now agreed that “it is not legally possible”. The Taoiseach was referring to the clear advice which the previous Irish government had received, that the Bill is contrary to

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Time runs out for Interpal

Time has run out for Interpal, to serve defamation proceedings which they threatened against UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) last August. Interpal’s solicitors, Carter-Ruck, sent a letter of claim to UKLFI and two of its directors on 16 August 2019, demanding that two articles be removed from UKLFI’s website, social

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International Criminal Court: Prosecutor fails to address key arguments

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has filed her Response to the observations of amici curiae, including UKLFI’s submission, on the issue of jurisdiction in relation to “Palestine”. UKLFI Chief Executive Jonathan Turner has now commented on the Prosecutor’s Response in a post published in Opinio Juris. Although

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UKLFI’s San Remo Video Event

UKLFI Charitable Trust has launched a series of San Remo Centenary talks on video today. This week is the Centenary of the San Remo Conference of 1920.  This was an even more important step in the creation of the modern State of Israel than the Balfour Declaration. At this conference the

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