An upcoming lecture for UK based readers

Given the BBC’s repetitive, monochrome and partial portrayal of the status of Jerusalem under international law, particularly over the past year or so, an upcoming lecture organised by UKLFI may be of interest to BBC Watch readers based in the UK.

Booking and details here.

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An upcoming event in London

Readers based in the UK may be interested in attending an event organised by UK Lawyers for Israel which is to be held in London on September 26th.

“Lord Trimble will reflect on the continuing relevance of the Public Commission to Examine the Maritime Incident of 31 May 2010.  The Commission was set up by the Israeli Government to investigate the arrest of the Gaza flotilla and the controls imposed by Israel on the transfer of goods to Gaza. It was led by retired Israeli Supreme Court Judge Jacob Turkel and Lord Trimble was one of the two international observers.

Lord Trimble is former first Minister of Northern Ireland, one of UKLFI’s patrons, and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

The Turkel Commission investigated whether Israel’s actions in preventing the arrival of ships in Gaza were in accordance with international law.   It examined the security considerations for imposing naval restrictions on the Gaza Strip and the actions taken by the organisers and participants in the flotilla.  The first part of the findings, released in January 2011, concluded that both Israel’s naval blockade of Gaza and its actions when it intercepted the flotilla were in accordance with international law.

This will be an opportunity to hear a fascinating perspective on International Law concerning the restrictions on the transfer of goods to Gaza, and how far Israel can go to protect its borders.”

Details and tickets here.

 

An upcoming lecture for UK based readers

As we have frequently observed:

“For years visitors to the BBC News website have regularly come across claims concerning ‘international law’ in the corporation’s Israel-related content. For example:  

“The settlements are considered illegal under international law, though Israel disputes this.”

Or:

“More than 600,000 Jews live in about 140 settlements built since Israel’s 1967 occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem – land Palestinians claim for a future state.

The settlements are considered illegal under international law, though Israel disputes this.”

As has been noted here in the past, that more or less standard insert does not include a definitive cited source underpinning the claim of illegality and no explanation is given regarding the legal basis for alternative opinions to the one promoted. The claim is erroneously presented as being contested solely by the government of Israel, thereby erasing from audience view the existence of additional legal opinions which contradict the BBC’s selected narrative and thus breaching its own editorial guidelines on impartiality.”

An upcoming event in London organised by UK Lawyers for Israel is therefore of particular interest:

Details and tickets are available here.

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An upcoming event for UK readers

UK based readers may be interested in an upcoming workshop organised by UK Lawyers for Israel and We Believe in Israel.

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The event will take place on Tuesday, November 22nd 2016 at 6 p.m. at a central London venue. Attendance is free but places are limited so those interested in taking part should register at the e-mail address caroline.kendal@uklfi.com as soon as possible. 

An upcoming event for UK based readers

UK Lawyers for Israel and NGO Monitor will be holding a joint event in Northwest London on Sunday, May 15th at 8 pm titled “The BDS campaign against Israel – how it works, how it uses or misuses the law, and how it is financed“.events

Participation in the event is free of charge but places are limited so those interested in attending what promises to be a highly interesting and informative event should register at caroline.kendal@uklfi.com stating the title of the event.

An upcoming event for UK readers

UK based readers wishing to improve their ability to make effective complaints to the media may be interested in an upcoming seminar organised by UK Lawyers for Israel.complaint pic

The seminar is entitled “Media regulation, complaints, defamation and misleading advertising” and it will be held on Tuesday, April 5th 2016 from 6-8pm in Central London.

UKLFI directors Mark Lewis and Jonathan Turner will cover complaints and other relevant areas in an interactive session, with questions and discussion being encouraged throughout.  Full materials will be provided to all participants.

The seminar is free to attend but places are limited so those interested in taking part should register at the e-mail address caroline.kendal@uklfi.com as soon as possible.