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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Webinar: The Trojan Bourse

UKLFI Charitable Trust hosted a webinar entitled "The Trojan Bourse" with Dan Harris, and chaired by Natasha Hausdorff  on Thursday 8 September. Dan Harris, a leading specialist in the financial markets, spoke about his new book, “The Trojan Bourse” which  analyses how the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement seeks

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Webinar: The Ben & Jerry’s Saga

UKLFI Charitable Trust hosted a webinar on The Ben & Jerry’s Saga with Prof Jesse Fried, chaired by Jacob Turner on  Tuesday 23 August 2022. Last year Ben & Jerry’s, a subsidiary of Unilever, decided its ice cream should no longer be sold in the “Occupied Palestinian Territories” (East Jerusalem,

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Student sues Leeds Uni after essay failed for not blaming Israel

Danielle Greyman’s essay on the crimes of Hamas, previously failed for not blaming Israel, has now been given a pass mark as recommended by an external examiner. Her legal claim against the University of Leeds for damages has been commenced and the defence is due by 16 August 2022. As

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Constant Contact ditches Palestine Action

Constant Contact, an online marketing company, is no longer providing Palestine Action with its mailing system.  Palestine Action is the group that specialises in damaging and daubing paint on the buildings of companies of whom they disapprove. This follows representations from UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) that Palestine Action was

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The Trojan Bourse

A new book called “The Trojan Bourse” by Dan Harris, a leading specialist in the regulation of secondary financial markets, analyses how the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement seeks to influence divestment and exclusion of stocks from investment portfolios.The book has a foreword by Yifa Segal, International Director of

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