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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 given rise to controversy, as some groups support this idea while others vocally oppose it.

This webinar will address legal issues relating to the potential move including claims that it would contravene international law.

More about the speakers:

 

Prof. Avi Bell is Professor at the University of San Diego School of Law and at Bar Ilan University’s Faculty of Law and also serves as a Senior Fellow at the Kohelet Policy Forum. Prof. Bell assists various non-profit organizations with training, legal advice, and strategic direction, and he has consulted with and given testimony to officials and committees of parliaments, governments and international organizations on six continents.

 

 

 

 

Natasha Hausdorff is a barrister at 6 Pump Court Chambers, and a frequent speaker on International Law. She has a law degree from Oxford University, qualified as a solicitor at Skadden, and subsequently gained an LLM from Tel Aviv University, focussing on public international law and the law of armed conflict. She clerked for Miriam Naor, President of Israel's Supreme Court, and was a Fellow at Columbia Law School's National Security Program. Natasha is legal director of UKLFI Charitable Trust.

 

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