Professor Richard Susskind appointed KC

We congratulate Professor Richard Susskind OBE FRSE KC, a Patron of UK Lawyers for Israel and UKLFI Charitable Trust, on his appointment as honorary King’s Counsel on 23 December 2022, in recognition of his work promoting technology and innovation in legal and court services.

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First Israeli competes in Saudi Triathlon event

Olympic triathlete Shachar Sagiv became the first Israeli to compete in a Saudi sporting event at the end of October.  This followed UKLFI’s complaint to the World Triathlon organisation after an Israeli team was denied entry into Jordan for the Asian Cup triathlon competition earlier in October. Sagiv competed in

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World Triathlon must enforce its rules after Israel’s triathlon team blocked from international competition

UKLFI has complained to the World Triathlon organisation, following the Israel triathlon team being denied entry to Jordan for the Asian Cup competition earlier this month. The Jordanian organisers of the competition stated that they “feared that they would not be able to ensure the security of the Israelis in

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Webinar: Moving the British Embassy to Jerusalem

UKLFI Charitable Trust hosted a webinar on "Moving the British Embassy to Jerusalem"  with Professor Avi Bell, chaired by Natasha Hausdorff on Thursday 20 October 2022. The former UK Prime Minister, Liz Truss,  stated that the government will review the possibility of moving the British Embassy to Jerusalem. This has

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Unsuspending Twitter

UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) has assisted an anti-racist Twitter user to return to Twitter after he had been permanently suspended for tweeting two “profanities”. The Twitter user had already appealed twice against his suspension, without success. UKLFI advised him to make a further appeal to Twitter on the basis

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UKLFI clarifies legalities of British Embassy move to Jerusalem

UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) has written to James Cleverly, Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Affairs, to clarify the legal position regarding the potential move of the British Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. At her recent meeting with Israel’s Prime Minister Yair Lapid, Prime Minister Liz Truss

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World Taekwondo to update rules following UKLFI complaint

World Taekwondo has asked its Technical Committee to look into updating its Competition Rules to guard against illegitimate withdrawals from competitions following a complaint by UKLFI . UKLFI’s complaint to World Taekwondo came after a Jordanian Taekwondo competitor, Maysir Al-Dahamsheh, refused to compete against an Israeli player during  the 2022 World Taekwondo Cadet

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NUS President reportedly suspended following internal investigation

The President of the National Union of Students Shaima Dallali is reported to have been suspended from her post.  The alleged suspension comes following an internal investigation into “the President Elect” conducted by Rebecca Tuck, QC.  Ms Tuck was also conducting a public investigation into antisemitism at the NUS, and

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Israelis can purchase Hospitality package for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

FIFA has confirmed that Israelis may purchase hospitality packages for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 directly from its central hospitality website even though there is not currently an agent that deals with Israel. UK Lawyers for Israel had accused FIFA of discriminating against Israelis and breaking its own codes

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Pensions Advisory Board Misleads

The statutory advisory board for the Local Government Pension Scheme in England and Wales has provided partial and misleading information on its website regarding a discussion with the former UNHRC Special Rapporteur, Michael Lynk, and correspondence relating to it. Michael Lynk Michael Lynk, who was then UNHRC Special Rapporteur “on

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