UKLFI Charitable Trust is not aligned with any particular political viewpoint or party in the UK or Israel. The talks we arrange are for educational purposes. They should not be taken as representing the views of UKLFI Charitable Trust as an organisation.
3 November 2021 - webinar: Sport and Countering Antisemitism with Simon Johnson, Chair of the Rugby Football League, and Rola Brentlin, Head of Special Projects for Chelsea Football Club. Chaired by Sam Green, Director of UK Lawyers for Israel. The panellists will discuss the problem of antisemitism in sport and wider society, and what can be done and is being done by sports organisations to counter it.Register HERE
19 October 2021 Webinar: Investigating the Terrorists’ NGO Network with Anne Herzberg of NGO Monitor. Chair: Josh Kern. Anne Herzberg discusses NGO Monitor’s investigations into the network of NGOs associated with the terrorist group, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, the legal implications of this research and how it can be used in practice.View on YouTube
14 September 2021 - webinar: "The Accusation of Israel as an Apartheid State" with Professor Orde Kittrie. Chair: Natasha Hausdorff. A new UN Commission of Inquiry of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is poised to accuse Israel of apartheid. Professor Kittrie discusses this Inquiry and its mandate, and the potential relationship with prosecutions by the International Criminal Court (ICC). The mandate’s reference to apartheid was apparently inspired by a lengthy report, accusing Israel of committing the crime of apartheid, published by Human Rights Watch (HRW). However this report is based on a definition of “apartheid” which is not found in the ICC’s Statute or the International Convention on Apartheid. Professor Kittrie will discuss the different definitions of apartheid, reasons why the apartheid charge is wrong even under HRW’s definition, and options for responding.view on youtube
26 August 2021 - webinar: UNSC Resolution 1701 and the situation on the Lebanon border with Ambassador Daniel Carmon (Ret.), Dr Tal Becker and Lt Col (Res) Sarit Zehavi Chair: Natasha Hausdorff. The terrorist organisation Hezbollah is deeply entrenched in the disintegrating State of the Lebanon. A United Nations force, UNIFIL, is supposed to monitor the border pursuant to UN Security Council Resolution 1701. In this webinar leading experts on resolution 1701 and the security situation on Israel’s northern border discuss the challenges for the IDF and the interplay of security, international law and diplomatic considerations.To view on YouTube
5 August 2021 - webinar: International law, Propaganda and Diplomacy With Richard Heideman, Attorney, Washington DC, and chaired by Natasha Hausdorff. Richard Heideman discusses the inter-relationship between the worldwide propaganda maligning Israel, the diplomatic assaults on Israel and the misapplication of International law in the courts of the United Nations and elsewhere. He will also cover the Abraham Accords, which present a rare opportunity to change this paradigm.To see on YouTube
01 July 2021 - webinar: Counter-BDS Legislation in the United States with Dr Mark Goldfeder and Natasha Hausdorff. Some 35 US States have now adopted State legislation imposing various penalties on participants in boycotts of Israel, including boycotts organised by non-State actors. Dr Mark Goldfeder is a leading expert on this legislation and we are delighted to have his assistance to explain some of the key issues.To see on YouTube
13 May 2021 - webinar: Sheikh Jarrah: the Property Dispute” With Prof. Avi Bell and Natasha Hausdorff. Arabs have rioted in Jerusalem and Israel has been blamed. A Jewish organisation is seeking the eviction of Palestinians occupying some buildings in the Shimon haTzadik neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah a short distance north of the Old City in Jerusalem. This webinar will explain the legal background to this property dispute which any assessment of rights or wrongs should take into account.To watch webinar on YouTube press here
8 February 2021 - webinar: Terrorist Minds with Dr Sagit Yehoshua, criminologist and chaired by Lord Carlile of Berriew CBE QC A fascinating discussion on the psychology of terrorism.Press HERE to view on YouTube
3 February 2021 - webinar: Palestinian Healthcare - Whose Responsibility? with Professor Eugene Kontorovich and Natasha Hausdorff. We investigate who is responsible for the healthcare of Palestinians under the Oslo Accords and International LawPress here to view recording of event
13 January 2021 - “Fighting Terrorists while respecting International Law” featuring Col. (ret) Adv. Pnina Sharvit Baruch, from Israel’s Institute for National Security Studies Col. (ret) Richard Kemp CBE, former British Army officer Chair: Natasha HausdorffPress here to see video of webinar
11 November 2020 - Abraham Accords - Legal Effects and Opportunities with Daniel Reisner, public international lawyer at Herzog Fox and Neeman, Israel and Rodolphe Pellerin, partner at Dechert, Dubai. Chairman: Jonathan LuxPress here to see video of the event
19 October 2020 - webinar discussion with HE Daniel Taub, former Israeli Ambassador to the United Kingdom "Ensuring Fair Treatment of Israel in International Tribunals” Interviewer: Natasha HausdorffPress here to see video of the event
6 September 2020 Webinar with Prof. Abraham Sion “To Whom was the Promised Land Promised?” followed by Audience Q & A. Interviewer: Daniel Berke. Prof. Abraham Sion has recently concluded a 5-year research project examining documents from 1915 to 1922 bearing on the legal rights of the Jewish people under International Law to the territory of Mandatory Palestine. He discusses his research and legal analysis of international agreements.Press here to see video of this webinar
12 August 2020 Webinar: Fleur Hassan-Nahoum, deputy Mayor of Jerusalem spoke on “The Application of Israeli Law in the United City of Jerusalem". Chair: Natasha Hausdorff.Press HERE to see a recording of the event
Tuesday 26 May 2020 Webinar: Israel, Territory and International Law with Professor Avi Bell in conversation with Natasha Hausdorff followed by audience Q & APress HERE to see the video of this event
Wednesday 20 May 2020 Webinar - Propaganda In Schools - What can be Done? Join David Collier, Noru Tsalic, Marcus Sheff and Nomi Benari discussed the anti-Israel propaganda in Schools, in the UK and elsewhere ,and what can be done about it. Moderator: Jonathan Turnerto see the video of this webinar press HERE
26 April 2020 - a Video event to celebrate the San Remo Centenary was held, featuring videos by P rofessor Eugene Kontorovich, Professor at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia School of Law, Dr James Vaughan, lecturer in International History at Aberystwyth University Natasha Hausdorff, barrister and specialist in Public International Law Andrew Tucker, Director of thinc, International Lawyer Dr Matthijs de Blois, Senior Fellow, thinc, Assistant Professor, Utrecht University Dr Cynthia Day Wallace, specialist in Internatioanl Economic LawTo see the San Remo Videos press here
Stopping Boycotts against Israel in sports. - Webinar on 22 April 2020, with Simon Johnson –Jewish Leadership Council , Sam Green - UK Lawyers for Israel, Jonathan Turner – UK Lawyers for Israel, Chaired by Jonny Gould - TV, Radio and Podcast broadcaster. Now on You TubeTo see video of the webinar press here
Thursday 2nd April 2020 - webinar on Combatting Antisemitism at the Aalst Carnival featurring Jonathan Turner and Sam Green of UKLFI, Shimon Samuels of the Simon Wiesenthal Centre, Patricia Teitelbaum of IMPAC and Joel Rubinfeld -of Ligue Belge Contre L’Antisemitisme. Moderator: Nigel Goodrich of IMPAC.
Thursday 26 March 2020 - Hetz and UKLFI organised a webinar on The International Criminal Court and its Threat to Prosecute Israelis featuring Jonathan Turner of UK Lawyers for Israel, Yifa Segal of The International Legal Forum, Gerard Filitti of The Lawfare Project, Anne Herzberg of NGO Monitor, and Moderator, Eran Teboul of Hetz for Israel.See a video of the webinar
21 January 2020 - Euan Philipps, spokesperson of Labour Against Antisemitism (LAAS), Emma Picken of LAAS and Daniel Ornstein, Employment and Discrimination lawyer, were interviewed by Jonny Gould, the radio and tv presenter. This event provided an opportunity to review the position following the defeat of the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn in the recent election and to discuss hopes and plans for the future.See a video of the event
Naomi Linder Kahn spoke about the work of Regavim, an Israeli think tank and lobbying group dedicated to the preservation of Israel’s land.organisation, Regavim - Preserving the Land by Enforcing the Law.See a video of the event
28 October 2019 - Adam Levick, Managing Editor of UK Media Watch spoke on the subject: UK Media - Are there any Rules? UK Media Watch promotes fair and accurate coverage of Israel in the Media.See a video of the event
3rd October 2019 - Dr Matthias Jacob Becker spoke about Antisemitism Online - how to understand antisemitism in the digital era.
2 May 2019 - Martin Blecher spoke on Israeli Settlements - Land Politics beyond the Geneva Convention. He explained the rationale behind decisions taken by the Israeli judiciary with regard to its settlement policies over the years.See video of Martin Blecher's talk here
10 April 2019 - Jacob Turner, barrister and author, spoke on Robot Rules: Artificial Intelligence and International Law. Jacob explained why AI is unlike any other previous technology, and the problems it could cause.
3 March 2019 - Colonel Eli Bar-On, an instructor at the Israel Defence Forces (the IDF), spoke 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).
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.See Video of David Trimble's talk here
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 - "Israeli Settlements and International Law." - 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 - "Legal Training for Activitsts" - 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 .