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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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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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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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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FIDE warns Iranian Chess Federation

The International Chess Federation (FIDE) has passed a resolution warning that it will impose sanctions on the Iranian Chess Federation if it continues to boycott Israeli players, or to express political views on its website in conflict with the FIDE charter, or if its officials and players make discriminatory comments.

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