Irish MPs condemn Israel without considering evidence

Irish MPs ask questions about Israel, receive answers, then condemn Israel without apparently taking the answers into account. The Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence of the Irish Parliament decided to hold a series of meetings “to examine demolitions and the forced displacement of people in the occupied Palestinian

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City University removes defamatory reference to UKLFI

City University Students Union has removed a defamatory reference to UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) that formed part of the argument on its website for the University to reject the IHRA definition of antisemitism. A referendum is currently being held of the City University students on “should the university reject

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ICC Jurisdiction Ruling Apparently Based on Factual Error

The recent majority ruling of the International Criminal Court (ICC) regarding territorial jurisdiction in Palestine appears to have been based on an error of fact and a failure to examine a key document on which it relies. Attention has so far been focused on the fundamental errors of law in

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Welsh Government warned that proposed procurement advice would be illegal

UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) have warned the devolved Welsh Government that advice on procurement which it intends to issue would be illegal and liable to challenge in the courts. According to a written answer of the Welsh Minister for Finance in the Welsh parliament on 11 August 2020, the

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Norway under pressure to stop funding UAWC

UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI)  has written to Norway’s Minister for International Development, requesting that Norway ceases to fund a Palestinian NGO, some of whose senior officers are currently accused of involvement in a terrorist attack. Two of the officials of the Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC) are currently

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Defense for Children International – Palestine

In 2018 we wrote about Defense for Children International – Palestine and referred to links between some past board members and a designated terrorist organisation, the PFLP. We would like to clarify that we did not intend to suggest that the organisation has close current links, or provides any financial or

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Obituary of UKLFI Patron Sir Gavin Lightman.

We record, with great sorrow, the passing of Sir Gavin Lightman, an Honorary Patron of UK Lawyers for Israel and UKLFI Charitable Trust, on 2 March 2020. Sir Gavin received a First Class Degree in Law from University College, London, and a Masters Degree in Law at the University of

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Statement by Interpal and its Trustees

In response to articles published on the UKLFI website on 25 February and 20 March 2019 the Trustees of Interpal have requested that UKLFI publish a statement setting out their reply by way of explanation or contradiction, pursuant to section 15(2) of the Defamation Act 1996.  The statement, provided by

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Sheffield’s Palestinian Flag

Sheffield City Council’s leader participated in a Palestinian flag raising ceremony in front of City Hall a few hours after the Sheffield City solicitor said there was no plan to raise a Palestinian flag. On 4 September 2019, Sheffield City Council voted on a motion, entitled “Recognising Palestine as a

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Jurisdiction over Nationals of Non-State Parties at the ICC

Steven Kay QC and Joshua Kern have made an important submission to the International Criminal Court that it does not have jurisdiction over the nationals of non-party states unless the case has been referred to it by the UN Security Council. The ICC is yet to unseal an arrest warrant

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