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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The Abraham Accord

We congratulate the leaders of Israel, the United Arab Emirates and the United States on the Abraham Accord of 13 August 2020 to establish full diplomatic relations. This will be of great benefit to the peoples of Israel and the Emirates, as well as many others in the Middle East

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UKLFI reports Iranian chess player for refusal to play Israeli

An Iranian player who refused to play his Israeli opponent, has been reported to the International Chess Federation, FIDE, by UK Lawyers for Israel. During the “rapid” section of the Rilton Cup that took place in Stockholm from 27 December 2018 to 5 January 2019, Arya Gholami of Iran refused

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