In the Media

January 13,2021

BDS Fails: Anti-Israel Strategy Flops, Movement Focuses on ‘Anti-Zionism’

The ILFs in-depth report on antisemitism in 2020 and the trends that we predict for 2021 was just released and is already gaining traction all around the world. Read this report from United With Israel to better understand the report.

December 18,2020

Israeli Org Accuses European Court of Picking Fight with Jews After Okaying Ban on Kosher Slaughter.

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) is targeting the Jewish population in Europe and is waging a religious war against them, an Israeli human rights organization charged after the CJEU ruled that banning Kosher slaughtering on the basis of animal rights is legal.

Responding to the ruling, Yifa Segal, Chair and CEO of the International Legal Forum, said that the ruling was essentially pushing Jewish life on the Continent towards its end.

“We are witnessing a tragic and difficult moment, a moment that could mark the future emptying of Europe of all the observant Jewish communities within its borders,” Segal told TPS.

August 4, 2020

The Netherlands Accepts Evidence and Shuts Down Funding of Terror Proxy

The two murders of 17 year old Rina Schnerb, who was brutally murdered in 2019, received funds from Palestinian Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC). This organization is tied to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PLFP), a designated terrorist organization. The UAWC received millions of Euros in funding form the government of the Netherlands. The ILF working alongside and together with many organisations amongst them  NGO Monitor successfully managed to prove the connection and have the funding suspended until further investigation is undertaken.

November 15, 2019

Exposed Link Between BDS Movement and Terror Organisations

The ILF supported KKL and terror victims from the Gaza Envelope to file a major unprecedented lawsuit aims to hold the U.S. based charity, USCPR, responsible for conspiring to provide financial aid and other assistance to designated terrorist organizations via the BDS National Committee (BNC).

October 24, 2019

We Stand with the
Kurds in Solidarity

The ILF created a coalition of Jewish and Kurdish organizations to help the Kurdish people in their hour of need. The Kurdish people are currently being massacred in Syria and Turkey, while hundreds have already been killed, hundreds of thousands are wounded, displaced, and suffer from horrific living conditions.

April 25, 2019

ILF Shuts Down Paypal On-Line Terror Payments

Five Together with the Zionist Advocacy centre, the ILF launched a major campaign against large online payment systems known to be providing services to the NGO Samidoun. Samidoun plays a significant role in the international work of raisning support, funds and activists in North America and across Europe for the designated terror group, the Polpular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).

As a result of the ILF advocacy efforts, PayPal, Donorbox and Plaid have all recently closed their Samidoun payment accounts.

January 17,2021

BDS has Lost Its Glory

With 2021 underway, the International Legal Forum (ILF) has published a new report detailing the latest global trends in the realms of antisemitism and delegitimization of Israel.

ILF Founder and Director Yifa Segal spoke with Combat Anti-Semitism Movement (CAM) Editor-in-Chief Barney Breen-Portnoy this week to provide her insights on the current state of affairs in the ongoing fight against hatred of Jews.

December 3,2020

In Blow to BDS Movement, Norway to Ignore UN 'Blacklist'

The Norwegian government has decided to ignore the United Nation's "blacklist" – of over 100 companies across the globe said to be complicit in violating Palestinian human rights by operating in Israeli settlements – and allow a tourism company that appears on the list to provide services to government and other organizations inside Norway. Attorney Yifa Segal, director of the International Legal Forum, called Norway's decision "an important step in the war on the injustice known as the 'blacklist.'"

January 22,2020

Once Again Showing the ICC's Lack of Credibility Due to its Bias Against Israel

The ICC is notorious for its anti-Israel bias. In this article Director Segal not only calls the ICC out on  that but also shows how the fact that it seems to only focus on Israel in fact harms any possible ‘credibility’ it may have.

January 08, 2020

Major Victory Against Terror Proxy Samidoun 

Mastercard, Visa and American Express have all removed the option to give money to Samidoun, after the Forum presented extensive evidence of Samidoun's ties to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PLFP). The move follows similar action taken earlier this year by Donorbox, Paypal and Plaid, helping to cut funding to the group.

September 24, 2019

Fighting to allow peoples to maintain their ancient traditions in modern Europe.

The ILF along with a coalition of Islamic, Christian, and Jewish organizations appealed the European Court of Justice demanding that a Belgian ban on kosher slaughter be canceled. The results of this hearing will not only affect the law in Belgium but could also influence Kosher slaughter laws across the EU.  Members of the coalition include legal organizations, human rights organizations, and organizations representing Jews, Muslims, Christians, and Buddhists from around the world.

January 5,2021

Fighting Against Antisemtism  in the New Year

Yifa Segal in an interview on ILTV on the most recent antisemitic claim, that Israel denies access to Covid-19 vaccine to the palestinians. Watch the interview to see how this claim is a blatant lie, and how somehow in 2021 people still believe it. 

October 20, 2020

French Court Rules Swastika Graffiti is Not Antisemitic. 

France, 2020, swastikas are sprayed in a central point in Paris. The French courts verdict? This is not an act of antisemitism as the swastikas where not sprayed anywhere with a connection to Judaism. In this interview with I24 News, Yifa Segal, adv., Chair and CEO of the international Legal Forum, discusses how not only is this specific act is clearly antisemitic but more then that, how this ruling could create a dangerous precedent in the future.

Jerusalem Post article

February 14, 2020

IlF Leads International Campaign Against Antisemtism

The ILF launched its unique project to support countries and governments in their adoption of the IHRA definition of antisemtism. The ILF will train legal professionals to properly identify Antisemitism and educate those with the policy making powers how to implement IHRA into their already existing legislation.

July 10, 2020

The Difference between Political and Legal discourse when it comes to sovereignty.

 The issue of Israel sovereignty in areas of Judea and Samaria and the Jordan Valley is one that is critical to understand from a legal perspective before one examines the political aspect.  In a letter penned by the ILF and signed by around 100 legal experts from Israel and abroad the ILF pointed out the difference between politics and international law. 

May 09, 2019

Airbnb Repeals its Discriminatory Policy

Five months after announcing that it was delisting homes in the "disputed" West Bank Jewish settlements, international vacation rentals giant Airbnb has reversed its decision. ILF and the Zionist Advocacy Center played a significant role in the fight against the company. The main argument was that the change in policy constituted submission to the BDS movement.

December 16, 2018

ILF Calls for Release of Arab Resident Arrested by Palestinian Authority

The International Legal Forum started a campaign to get European Union countries and human rights groups to pressure the Palestinian Authority to release an east Jerusalem resident it arrested on the basis of selling land to Jews.

May 08, 2017

Lawsuit Against FIFA's Rajoub and Attacks on Israeli Team

Following the political struggle being waged by the President of the Palestinian Football Association (FIFA) Jibril Rajoub in an attempt to boycott Israeli teams, the ILF has filed a complaint to FIFA's ethics committee calling for the removal of Rajoub from his position, on the basis of racism, incitement to violence and the endangerment of Israeli team members. 

December 20, 2018

ILF Signs Contract with Ministry for Strategic Affairs

As part on the ministry's initiative to move from offense to defense in the fight against the BDS movement they have invested in the ILF to build an international legal network.

December 25, 2016

The UN’s inherent paradox - is it time to start anew?

Following the political struggle being waged by the President of the Palestinian Football Association (FIFA) Jibril Rajoub in an attempt to boycott Israeli teams, the ILF has filed a complaint to FIFA's ethics committee calling for the removal of Rajoub from his position, on the basis of racism, incitement to violence and the endangerment of Israeli team members. 

May 31, 2018

ILF Ensure Removal of Antisemitic Cartoon From Belgian Textbook

Two months after the International Legal Forum notified the Belgian Ministry of Education regarding an antisemitic caricature featuring in an official Belgian schoolbook, the Belgian Ministry of Education announced in response that it will be removed in the next edition

October 26, 2016

ILF Hands UNESCO
Mass Petition

The petition, which carries the signatures of over 76,000 concerned people that is representative of the opinions of millions of Jews, Christians and others, calls upon UNESCO to recognize the “irrefutably deep historic, cultural and religious connection between the Jewish people and the land of Israel.”

It comes in the wake of the recent resolution passed by UNESCO which ignores the Jewish and Christian connections to Jerusalem and refers to the holy sites in the city only by their Arabic names.

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February 16, 2016

Uncharacteristic US Labeling of
Settlement Products

The US Government released a reminder regarding the labeling of products exported from the West Bank. The US government stated that these products should not be labelled 'Made in Israel', as per a previous a previous law from 1995. However, ILF research revealed that this law relates only to Palestinian products from the area. 


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