Gary Lineker tweet reported to BBC

Gary Lineker has violated BBC guidance on individual use of social media, according to UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI), who have submitted a complaint to the BBC. Gary Lineker’s Tweet on 22 December 2022 extols a Hamas terrorist, Ahmed Daraghmeh, who was killed in the course of violently attacking Jews

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Puma is urged to ignore anti-Israel boycott calls

UKLFI, together with the Zionist Advocacy Centre, have written to the CEO of Puma International to congratulate him on continuing to sponsor the Israeli Football Association and to counter the anti-Israel groups who have been urging Puma to withdraw its sponsorship. Anti-Israel campaigners have been pressurising Puma to withdraw from

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Moroccan team breaks FIFA rules by waving Palestinian flags at World Cup

UKLFI requests urgent action by FIFA to prevent further violations at the semi-final and finals The Moroccan team, its members and officials have been accused of flagrant violations of the FIFA rules at the World Cup in Doha, by waving and holding large Palestinian flags to transmit a political message

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Irish match officials crack down on anti-Israel protests at Ireland Israel Football Match

Match officials cracked down on anti-Israel protestors following a warning letter from the Ireland Israel Alliance, assisted by UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI). Pro-Palestinian protestors arriving at the Ireland/Israel under 21 football match which took place on Friday 23 September, were surprised when their keffiyahs, flyers and flags were confiscated

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International Tennis Federation investigates Iraqi Wheelchair Tennis players’ refusal to compete against Israel

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) is looking into a complaint by UKLFI about Iraqi wheelchair tennis players pulling out of a competition to avoid playing against Israelis. At the Bucharest Open Wheelchair Tennis Tournament in August 2022, Iraqi players Nasr Mahdi and Mohammad Al-Mahdi withdrew from the tournament immediately before

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Sponsor and fan backlash over Forest Green Rover’s Palestinian Flag Flying

A sponsor has pulled out of a sponsorship deal with Forest Green Rovers Football Club (FGRFC) and several fans have hit out at the club following the flying of a Palestinian flag and anti-Israel campaigning at football matches. This development has emerged following UKLFI’s complaint to Dale Vince, chairman of

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Martial Arts Federation urged to punish Lebanese discrimination against Israelis

The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) has been urged by UK Lawyers for Israel to take action against a Lebanese athlete who withdrew from a martial arts competition to avoid competing with an Israeli rival. The terror group Hezbollah hailed the athlete, Charbel Abou Daher, as “heroic” for withdrawing

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FIFA breaks its own discrimination rules as Israelis unable to book World Cup Hospitality Packages

Israelis are not able to book hospitality packages for the FIFA World cup, to be held in Qatar in November and December 2022, in breach of FIFA’s own anti-discriminatory rules. On the FIFA website prospective purchasers of hospitality packages are invited to find appointed sales agents in their region. In

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Taekwondo athlete breaches rules by refusing to compete against Israeli

A Jordanian Taekwondo competitor refused to compete against an Israeli player, breaching World Taekwondo rules which uphold peace, integrity, respect and inclusiveness. During 2022 World Taekwondo Cadet Championships, on 31 July in Sofia, Bulgaria, a Jordanian competitor Maysir Al-Dahamsheh, refused to compete rather than face an Israeli opponent because she

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Forest Green Rovers Football Club breaches rules by anti-Israel displays

Forest Green Rovers Football Club (FGRFC) has breached the rules of football by its anti-Israel displays during matches, and by the tweets of its chairman, according to UKLFI. UKLFI director Sam Green has now written to the Football Association to complain about the two incidents at FGRFC  that occurred in

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