3 March 2019 - Colonel Eli Bar-On, an instructor at the Israel Defence Forces (the IDF), will speak about Implementing the Law of Armed Conflict against Non State Actors, Gaza as a case study. Colonel Baron served as Deputy Military Advocate General of the IDF (2012-2015) and as chief legal advisor for the IDF in the West Bank (2009-2012).
10 April 2019 - Jacob Turner, barrister and author, will talk on Robot Rules: Artificial Intelligence and International Law. Jacob will explain why AI is unlike any other previous technology, and the problems it could cause: Responsibility - who is liable if AI causes harm? Rights - are there grounds for giving legal personality to robots? Ethics - how should AI make choices, and are there any decisions it should not take? These issues are particularly relevant to Israel, given its economic emphasis on the High Tech industry, as well as the IDF's advanced capabilities in using the latest software to defend the nation. Jacob will give an overview of current international regulatory initiatives and predict what developments we might see in the future.For more information and to book
Thursday 2 May 2019 - Martin Blecher, a Swedish political scientist and writer will talk about "Israeli Settlements - Land Politics Beyond the Geneva Convention" in North West London. Martin will explain the rationale behind decisions taken by the Israeli judiciary with regard to its settlement policies over the years. He believes Israeli settlements and land policies should be examined not simply through Article 49 of the 4th Geneva Convention but also through Article 43 of the Hague Regulations.For more information and to book
25 February 2019 - Justice Elyakim Rubinstein gave a breakfast talk on Current Legal Issues Facing Israel followed by Q and A In Central London. Justice Rubinstein was a Deputy President of the Supreme Court, Attorney General of Israel , and government secretary for four different governments.
24 January 2019 - Helen Morris and Holly Marsh spoke about the defamation pitfalls of social media. Using Facebook, Twitter or Instagram can be a great way to communicate but there are potential legal risks in sharing your views with the online world. This talk looked at the tweets and Facebook updates that got people into trouble, how the courts treat defamation on social media and how to minimise the risk of a defamation claim.
20 January 2019 - Natasha Hausdorff, director of UKLFI, spoke to Glasgow Friends of Israel on Israeli Settlements and International Law. Her talk cut through misleading headlines and addressed the legal situation on settlements.
8-9 January 2019 - The William Wilberforce Institute of the Czech Republic organised a seminar on the legal status of Jerusalem under international law and the future of the Two-state Solution, in cooperation with The Hague Initiative for International Cooperation (thinc.), at the House of Parliament in Prague. Natasha Hausdorff, director of UKLFI, spoke about Jerusalem's legal status, and participated in a panel discussion on Jerusalem and the future of the two state solution.
23-27 December 2018 - Jonathan Turner, Chief Executive of UKLFI, gave three talks at the Limmud Festival 2018 in Birmingham. On 23 December he spoke about Israel's legal claim to Jerusalem in a talk entitled "It was they who made it famous" - who should have Jerusalem and why? On 24 December he discussed Judea and Samaria in "Occupiers in their own land". On 26 December his talk entitled "Lifting up our eyes to the hills was about the Golan Heights and International Law.
14 December 2018 Natasha Hausdorff, director of UK Lawyers for Israel gave a wide ranging after dinner speech covering the Nation State Law, Israel's legal claims to the West Bank, and about the legal aspects of combating Antisemitic organizations. The speech took place at the Conference on Countering Antisemitism and the Boycott of Israel organised by the World Zionist Organization in collaboration with the Zionist Federation of Great Britain and Ireland.
10 December 2018 - Natasha Hausdorff spoke about Jerusalem and International Law. The relocation of the American Embassy to Jerusalem has engendered fierce debate about international recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Natasha addressed the legal position, including questions of sovereignty, protection of holy places and municipal administration, putting Israel's presence in Jerusalem and any political settlement into the appropriate context.
22 November 2018 - Lord Carlile CBE QC spoke on Anti-Terrorism Law in a Democratic Society in Central London.
5 November 2018 - Dr Amir Khnifess spoke about the Nation State Law, the reasons it was introduced and the implications for the Druze community and other minority groups in Israel. The meeting was chaired by Natasha Hausdorff.
30 Oct 2018 - Richard Millett, video blogger, who has been recording and reporting on anti-Israel events for over ten years, and has built up a library of video evidence about antisemitism in the UK showcased some of his work and spoke about Antisemitism and Irony.
26 September 2018 - The Rt Hon The Lord David Trimble PC spoke on the continuing relevance of the Public Commission to Examine the Maritime Incident of 31 May 2010.
17 July 2018 - David Collier, a researcher specialising in anti-semitism, shared his experiences of what he discovered when he donned a keffiyeh and walked with the Israel haters. He provided a fascinating insight into the world of anti-Israel activism, based on several years of his 'undercover' research.
5 July 2018 - The BBC's stock phrase is "The settlements are considered illegal under international law, though Israel disputes this." Natasha Hausdorff explored the application of public international law to the settlement reality in Israel and around the world, in order to cut through the misleading headlines.
26 June 2018 - Joshua Kern spoke about Israel's contribution to International Criminal Law, analysing the contribution of the State of Israel to international criminal law from Nuremberg to the ICC.
29 May 2018 - Daniel Berke and Joshua Kern gave a training course to help supporters of Israel who want to see the law enforced when others are involved in criminal conduct. They explained what evidence is needed and how it should be collected and recorded, as well as explaining about criminal procedure and private prosecutions.
17 May 2018 - We screened the documentary "A Letter from London" by Douglas Dalgleish and Melvyn Lipitch in London. This film explored Britain's central role in the creation of Israel and the reasons why Britain promised a “Homeland for Jews”.
4 March 2018 - We screened the documentary "Whose Land?" by Hugh Kitson in North West London, followed by a Q & A with Hugh. The film examines the Jewish presence in Jerusalem from antiquity, the Ottoman rule over Palestine, the Zionist Movement and the Balfour Declaration.See extracts from the Whose Land script here
31 January 2018 - Gadi Ezra is a human rights attorney and a former soldier in the Israeli Special Forces, spoke on the subject "from law books to the battlefield"
25 January 2018 - Lieutenant Colonel (res) Maurice Hirsch, Advocate, the former Chief Military Prosecutor for Judea and Samaria, gave a talk on Enforcing the Law in Judea and Samaria.
14 January 2018 - We screened the documentary film "Whose Land?" to over 300 people in Manchester, followed by a Q & A with the director Hugh Kitson and with Colonel Richard Kemp.See extracts from the script of Whose Land in our Resources Section
19 November 2017 - We screened the UK premiere of the documentary film "Whose Land?" in London followed by a Q & A with the director Hugh Kitson and with Colonel Richard Kemp.See extracts from the script of Whose Land in our Resources Section
8 October 2017 - We arranged a legal conference in London to celebrate the centenary of the Balfour Declaration, featuring lectures by Dr. Gerald Adler, Prof. Malcolm Shaw, Prof. Guglielmo Verdirame, Natasha Hausdorff and Prof. Robbie Sabel .