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March 12, 2024

ILF CEO Arsen Ostrovsky on ILTV News, 
discussing our landmark lawsuit against UNRWA USA

“There can be no more ifs, buts or maybes. UNRWA has become an inseparable arm of Hamas and a systematic incubator of hate, incitement, and terror.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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October 5 2023

Rewarding a UN antisemite

Read this op-ed by ILF CEO Arsen Ostrovsky, calling out the American Branch of the International Law Association for presenting their top award to Navi Pillay, a senior UN official who has repeatedly abused her platform to attack Israel & whitewash Palestinian terror under guise of international law.

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September 19, 2023

ILF Open Letter to the President of the University of Pennsylvania

On 22-24 Sept, the University of Pennsylvania is set to host an event called 'Palestine Writes'. However, this is not a celebration of literature, but a festival of hate, antisemitism and terror.

As a recipient of federal funds, UPenn is also bound by its obligations under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, including prevention of hostile and discriminatory environments for Jewish students.  

Read our Open Letter to the President of the University of Pennsylvania demanding immediate action.
 

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August 8, 2023

Australia Changes Longstanding Position on Israel
 

The International Legal Forum is quoted in this Jerusalem Post article on the Australian government’s deeply flawed and one-sided change in policy, to label the entirety of Judea & Samaria (‘West Bank), east Jerusalem, and Gaza, as ‘occupied Palestinian territories’ and deem all settlements ‘illegal’.

Apart from being contrary to established principles of international law, it will only undermine hopes of a negotiated resolution between the parties and serve to reward ongoing Palestinian terror and intransigence.

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July 5, 2023

BBC Apologizes After Reporter Says ‘Israeli Forces Are Happy to Kill Children’


 

We welcome the BBC’s apology regarding the entirely unacceptable and inflammatory language used by one of their presenters, during an interview with former Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett. 

We note the apology came following ILF’s formal submission of complaint and appreciate the BBC Director-General’s prompt response. 

We expect that such language not to be used again and appropriate lessons to have been learnt, with respect to the need for fair, impartial and accurate coverage of Israel and issues pertaining to the Middle East.

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June 6, 2023

Holding CUNY Law School Accountable for Antisemitism




 

"Actions speak louder than words, and fact is, CUNY has become a staging ground for systematic Jew hatred, anti-Zionism & BDS." 

See interview of ILF CEO Arsen Ostrovsky on ILTV, discussing why we said 'enough was enough', after the vile antisemitic commencement speech & demanded that the IRS revoke CUNY Law School's tax-exempt status.

 

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June 2, 2023

IRS Pressed to Revoke CUNY’s Tax-Exempt Status Following Anti-Semitic Hate Speech




 

"The International Legal Forum and National Jewish Advocacy Center say that CUNY’s promotion of anti-Semitism and support for Israel boycotts violates federal regulations that bar tax-exempt organizations from promoting political ideologies." 

See more in Washington Free Beacon, on our campaign to hold CUNY Law School accountable, over their relentless antisemitism and support for BDS.

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May 16, 2023

Israeli NGO calls on EU to demand PA removes antisemitic material from textbooks


 

The International Legal Forum (ILF), called on the EU’s foreign policy chief to “unequivocally demand” that the Palestinian Authority remove all antisemitic material from their textbooks.

The ILF, sent a letter to Joseph Borrell after he refused to block EU aid to the PA despite its textbooks containing antisemitic material.

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May 14, 2023

ILF CEO Arsen Ostrovsky interview on CBN News about conflict with Islamic Jihad

 

ILF CEO Arsen Ostrovsky on CBN News explaining why there is no moral or legal equivalence between the intentionally terrorist actions of Islamic Jihad and the necessary self-defensive response of the IDF.

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April 24, 2023

The UN must dismiss its 'Special Rapporteur on the Occupied Palestinian Territories’
 

Following our campaign calling on UN to fire UN Special Rapporteur Francesca Albanese over her relentless antisemitism and anti-Israel bias, our CEO Arsen Ostrovsky has published this Op-Ed in the Jewish Chronicle, outlining how Ms. Albanese is not only incapable of calling out terrorism against Israel, but is in actual fact legitimizing and endorsing it!

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April 9, 2023

ILF CEO Arsen Ostrovsky in in-depth interview with 'InFocus' Magazine.

 

 

ILF CEO Arsen Ostrovsky was featured in this in-depth interview with Jewish Policy Center's 'InFocus' Magazine, discussing a wide array of topics, from antisemitism, anti-Zionism, BDS, UN, lawfare and our work at The International Legal Forum.

We believe their title "Jews Are Not Mere Victims" is particularly apt, especially as we mark the holiday of Passover!

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February 23, 2023

Groundbreaking ILF Victory Cutting Funds to Palestinian Terror Group


 

“Money is like oxygen for terror groups and by severely impairing their capacity to fundraise, we remove their ability to raise funds for the purposes of carrying out acts of terror and violence." ~ ILF CEO Arsen Ostrovsky.

 

See more in this Breitbart report on ILF's leading role in shutting down the ability to make donations to an Arizona-based charity ('Alliance for Global Justice'), which had been masquerading as a charity, but acting as a fiscal sponsor to Palestinian PFLP-affiliated terror group, Samidoun, and why this represents a major, groundbreaking victory in the war on terror!
 

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February 8, 2023

American Bar Association removes reference to IHRA in antisemitism resolution

 

“The International Legal Forum, a global network of over 4,000 lawyers and activists committed to combating antisemitism in the international legal arena, expressed deep disappointment that the ABA cowered to anti-Israel extremists by rejecting the endorsement of the IHRA working definition of antisemitism.” 

See more in the Jerusalem Post coverage on our response to the American Bar Association's antisemitism resolution and their rejection of the IHRA working definition.

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January 23, 2023

Does Harvard's 'Veritas' apply to Israel?



 

Op-Ed in by ILF CEO Arsen Ostrovsky on Harvard’s shameful caving in to former HRW head, Ken Roth. Instead of taking a principled stand against antisemitism, the Harvard Kennedy School has just normalized and rewarded Roth's Jew-hatred with a prestigious Fellowship.

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December 17, 2022

UC-Berkeley law school under federal investigation after Zionist speakers banned


 

The U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights is opening an investigation into the University of California, Berkeley Law School over its response to several student organizations who adopted a pledge to not invite any Zionist or pro-Israel speaker to give lectures.

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November 28, 2022

Arsen Ostrovsky interview on Israel Now News about ILF and antisemitism today


 

ILF CEO Arsen Ostrovsky was interviewed by Josh Reinstein on Israel Now News, where he discussed the work of the International Legal Forum, the situation of rising antisemitism today and what can be done in response.

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November 21, 2022

Complaint accuses UC Berkeley law school of fostering antisemitism by allowing student groups to reject pro-Zionist speakers
 

The San Francisco Chronicle covers our claim with Attorney Gabriel Groisman, against UC Berkeley Law School, for fostering antisemitism over discrimination against Jewish and Zionist speakers.

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November 8 , 2022

Pressure mounts on Amazon to stop selling anti-Semitic film

 

The ILF is keeping the pressure on Amazon.com to stop profiteering from this vile Holocaust distorting antisemitic film. We will also make sure that Apple, Spotify and all the other major distributors take it off as well!

 

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October 21, 2022

ILF CEO Arsen Ostrovsky quoted in Israel Hayom paper, regarding the outrageous and antisemitic UN Council of Inquiry Report against Israel.

Arsen Ostrovsky, CEO of The International Legal Forum harshly criticized the report, which will be presented to the General Assembly next week, saying it constitutes " an unprecedented attack in the United Nations against the Jewish state. Never in the history of the incessant attacks against Israel in the UN has there been a report so biased, completely one-sided, and without any factual or legal basis."
He added, "The fact that Hamas is not mentioned even once in the 28 pages of the report, compared to the 277 mentions of Israel, is actually a green light for terrorism."

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October 18, 2022

Israel tells Australian envoy that reversal of Jerusalem recognition is ‘wretched’

Arsen Ostrovsky, the CEO of the  International Legal Forum originally from Australia, called it a “shameful and cowardly decision… which tellingly, has already been applauded by the Hamas terror group.”

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October 2, 2022

ILF's Arsen Ostrovsky interview on i24 TV: BDS defeat over Booking.com 'label'

On 2 October 2022, ILF CEO Arsen Ostrovsky was interviewed on i24 TV on the failed BDS campaign against Booking.com, over labeling of properties in Judea & Samaria.

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August 18, 2022

Palestinian's Push for Statehood at the UN is a PR Stunt

ILF CEO Arsen Ostrovsky interviewed in JNS about the Palestinians renewed push for unilateral statehood at the United Nations

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July 27, 2022

UN Official Investigating Israel: ‘Jewish Lobby’ Controls Social Media

ILF is quoted in this Washington Free Beacon article on the latest obscene, inflammatory and highly antisemitic remarks by Miloon Kothari, a member of the UN 'Commission of Inquiry' against Israel.

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July 13, 2022

Antisemitic ‘Mapping Project’ exposes BDS’ real agenda

If any doubt was still lingering that BSD is anything but a hateful and violent campaign to single out and target Jews, the BDSBoston 'Mapping Project' out to lay that to rest once and for all. 

Read more on this from ILF CEO Arsen Ostrovky.

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June 10, 2022

Biden Admin Takes Major Step To Roll Back Trump’s Jerusalem Embassy Move

The Biden administration elevated diplomatic relations with the Palestinian government, in what diplomats warn is the first step to walking back the United States’ historic recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Arsen Ostrovsky, and Israeli human rights attorney who serves as chair and CEO of International Legal Forum, an advocacy group, said the creation of this office marks  "a transparent attempt by the Biden Administration to go round the back door, with a de-facto consulate in clear attempt to water down the Trump Administration’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital." It also signals that the Biden administration is challenging Israel’s sovereignty over Jerusalem.

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June 7, 2022

UN probe blames Israel for perpetuating conflict with Palestinians.

In a statement, the Israeli Forgien ministry called it a “biased and one-sided report tainted with hatred for the State of Israel.”

“Never before in the history of the UN’s unrelenting assault on Israel, has a report been so biased, one-sided and utterly contravene the UN’s own Rules and Guidelines,” said Arsen Ostrovsky, CEO of The International Legal Forum.

“This report effectively gives a green light to Palestinian terror, while denying Israel its inalienable right to self-defense,” he continued.

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May 18, 2022

Groups back International Legal Forum report blasting anti-Israel UN inquiry

A coalition of 25 pro-Israel organizations from around the world has signed on to an International Legal Forum (ILF) report castigating the U.N. Commission of Inquiry against Israel as “singularly unprecedented, unjust and completely lacking in impartiality or any legal basis.”

“This commission makes a complete mockery of international law and is tantamount to an all-out assault against the Jewish state,” says ILF chair and CEO Arsen Ostrovsky.

 

 

 


 

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March 23, 2022

UN Human Rights Council report accuses Israel of apartheid

Arsen Ostrovsky, chair and CEO of the International Legal Forum, which has played a leading role in combating the apartheid charges in the international legal arena, told JNS: ​​"It is unfathomable, that with all the major human-rights crises around us – from Russia's brutal assault on Ukraine and China's ethnic cleansing of Uyghurs – that some in the international community, such as the United Nations and NGO civil society, should choose to prioritize and single out Israel for opprobrium at this historical juncture in time."

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March 20, 2022

 ILF Chair & CEO Arsen Ostrovsky addresses UN Human Rights Council on Debate About Children in Armed Conflict

ILF Chair & CEO Arsen Ostrovsky addressed the March 2022, 49th Session of the UN Human Rights CounciL, during the Debate on Children in Armed Conflict, calling on UNICEF and the international community to take urgent action to stop Hamas & Palestinian Islamic Jihad use of 'child soldiers' in Gaza, an abhorrent and undeniable war crime and violation of international law. The ILF is grateful to our partners at NGO Monitor for allotting their time during the UNHRC debate, for us to speak during this session at the UN in Geneva.

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February 1, 2022

ILF's Chair & CEO Arsen Ostrovsky debates Amnesty International over their 'apartheid' report.

Watch ILF Chair and CEO Arsen Ostrovsky takedown Amnesty International's Middle East and North Africa Research and Advocacy Director, Philip Luther, in this debate on i24 News TV, over Amnesty's outrageous, baseless, and antisemitic report accusing Israel of 'apartheid' . The ILF will remain relentless and unwavering in standing up for Israel and taking on the haters.

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January 8, 2022

Dutch Government to Stop Funding Palestinian NGO Designated by Israel As Terror Group

The Jewish Journal covers ILF’s response to the Dutch government’s decision to cut off funding to PFLP terror affiliate UAWC. The ILF played a leading role in establishing UAWC’s terrorist links to PFLP that led to this development, and we call on other governments, especially in EU, to follow the Netherlands lead.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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December 1, 2021

ILF fights antisemitism with new legal platform

The Jerusalem Post coverage of ILF’s Legal Network Resource Center platform “to bring light in the fight against antisemitism & delegitimization of Israel, and help cultivate & strengthen pro-legal networks around the world.

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October 12, 2021

Ben and Jerry's founders show the sheer hypocrisy, bigotry, and double standards of their Israel boycott

"This game, with its unhinged glorification of violence and incitement to terror, may place Valve in direct violation of United States anti-terror laws and subject to potential civil litigation," the International Legal Forum, a nonprofit advocacy group that combats anti-Semitism and represents more than 3,500 lawyers and civil society activists across the globe, wrote to Valve.

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September 19, 2021

ILF Chair & CEO Arsen Ostrovsky interview on i24 TV, discussing the upcoming 'Durban IV' conference at the United Nations and ILF's #SayNoToDurbanIV campaign.

ILF Chair & CEO Arsen Ostrovsky quoted in the Jewish Journal on Ben & Jerry’s founder's interview, exposing their hypocrisy and double standards over the company’s Israel boycott.

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August 27, 2021

3,000-plus pro-Israel lawyers call on European countries to skip Durban conference

A global network of more than 3,000 pro-Israel lawyers and activists is asking European countries to withdraw their participation from an upcoming event marking the 20th anniversary of the Durban Conference.

The International Legal Forum (ILF), whose network penned this letter, explained that the conference “revived the ‘Zionism is Racism’ slur, outrageously claimed Israel is an ‘apartheid state,’ distorted the Holocaust, and made numerous Nazi analogies. It also became the birthplace and catalyst of the modern boycott, divestment, and sanctions [BDS] movement, which seeks the destruction of the State of Israel as its ultimate goal.”

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August 17, 2021

Hamas Celebrates Taliban Retaking Afghanistan

ILF's Chair & CEO Arsen Ostrovsky was quoted in the Jewish Journal on Hamas celebrating Taliban retaking Afghanistan.


Ostrovsky: "Hamas & Taliban both come from the same radical, jihadist Islamic roots, with a hatred for Jews and a pervasive indifference to human life, freedom and democracy."

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July 22, 2021

 Ben & Jerrys Boycott on ILTV

ILF Chair & CEO Arsen Ostrovsky was interviewed on ILTV , discussing the legal ramifications of the Ben & Jerry's boycott, including under the anti-BDS laws in the United States, as well as the need to support the local Ben & Jerry's Israeli licensee, who has been bravely standing up to this antisemitic and discriminatory boycott campaign.

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July 11, 2021

ILF campaign calling on UNICEF to hold Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad accountable for using child soldiers.

Follow the links below for articles about our on going campaign calling for UNICEF to hold Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad responsible for their use of child soldiers.

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June 29, 2021

Recognizing antizionist antisemitism

An article in Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, published by ILF’s Russell Shalev, based on our most recent groundbreaking report - ‘Recognizing Anti-Zionist Antisemitism’.

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June 21, 2021

UK to boycott ‘festival of Jew-hate’ Durban IV

The government said it made the decision ‘following historic concerns regarding antisemitism’. Arsen Ostrovsky, Chair and CEO of The International Legal Forum (ILF), said: "The British government should be applauded for withdrawing from the Durban IV event, to be held in September at the United Nations. The Durban 2001 conference was intended to bring the international community together to fight racism and xenophobia, but instead descended into an unhinged display of Jew hatred and virulent antisemitism, setting the foundation for the mainstreaming of the kind of violent assaults against Jews we have witnessed on the streets of London and around the world in recent weeks. All nations which truly care about fighting racism and promoting tolerance, should not give credence to this anti-Jewish anti-Israel hatefest at the UN.”

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June 8, 2021

Insider - Sheikh Jarrah – cutting through the rhetoric

Coming into international focus in the weeks ahead of the 11-day Israel Hamas war last may,  you’ve likely heard of Sheikh Jarrah in the context of the State of Israel allegedly pursuing an ethnic cleansing campaign in predominantly Arab East Jerusalem. Join our very own Adv. Russell Shalev alongside  Adv. Ben Dror Yemini and Dr. Martin Sherman as they analyze this issue and cut through the rhetoric.

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May 20, 2021

ILF Chair and CEO interviewed on Sky News Australia

In the wake of the ceasefire, join Arsen Ostrovsky on Sky News Australia as he analyzes the conflict and underscores that Hamas was not only the initiator of the conflict but are also the ones holding both the people of Gaza and Israel hostage.

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May 14, 2021

Sheikh Jarrah all you need to know- I24 Arabic

Join the International Legal Forums very own Russell Shalev as he is interviewed on I24 Arabic on everything that is going on in Sheikh Jarrah.

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May 11, 2021

ILF Chair and CEO, live in the studio while rockets fall

Watch the moment our Chair & CEO Arsen Ostrovsky was being interviewed live on i24NEWS English last night, as rockets started falling on Tel Aviv. He was asked what if felt like to be away from his family at that moment. Watch this raw, human, real time footage:

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April 27,2021

Watchdog slams human rights group for branding Israel an apartheid state

In its report, the Human Rights Watch denies Israel's legitimacy as a Jewish state, specifically with regard to the 1950 "Law of Return," and repeatedly denounces what they term as Israel's so-called racist demographic policies. Arsen Ostrovsky, Chair of the ILF says 'In short, this report is tantamount to an antisemitic 'blood libel' against the Jewish State.

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April 11,2021

‘Academics for IHRA’ global initiative

The ILF’s Russell Shalev appeared on i24 TV, discussing the ‘Academics for IHRA’ global initiative, which ILF is proud to support, as well as the importance of the IHRA Working Definition, as an indispensable tool in the fight against Antisemitism.

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February 7,2021

The ICC Ruling going forward

Join Yifa Segal on ILTV as she analyzes the ICCs recent decision. How it will effect Israel and what we can expect going forward.

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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October 26, 2016

ILF Hands UNESCO 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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December 14, 2023

ILF Takes on Columbia University; Calls to Ban SJP / JVP Hate Groups

NY Post article on our demand to Columbia University to once and for all ban the pro-Hamas antisemitic hate groups SJP & JVP, following their latest call for genocide against Jews. 

Especially in the wake of the devastating Congressional hearing last week on antisemitism, Universities must show decisive leadership against Jew hatred and incitement on campus!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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October 3, 2023

The dark twist of intersectionality against Israel and Jews

Intersectionality originally emerged as a framework to promote social justice and address the complexities of oppression faced by individuals from marginalized groups. However, today it has also become weaponized as a tool to delegitimize Israel and exclude Jews.

See more in this Ynet op-ed by ILF's Head of Operations Asher Stern on the dangers of intersectionality, and how institutions and organizations can actively prevent, including through legal means, its misuse to spread antisemitic hate.

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August 18, 2023

Princeton must stop promoting antisemitic blood libels

Op-ed by ILF CEO Arsen Ostrovsky in Ynet News calling on Princeton University to remove book promoting blood libel against Israel. Either the university is genuine about pursuit of truth and academic scholarship, or want to be a platform for promoting purveyors of antisemitic conspiracies and Jew hatred? 

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August 7, 2023

Princeton Peddling Antisemitic Blood-Libel That Israel Harvests Palestinian Organs

 

The ILF is demanding that Princeton University remove this vile book from its curriculum, which has absolutely zero educational value and only promotes this dangerous lie and antisemitic blood libel.

We have also put Princeton on notice that by failing to remove this material, could place them in breach of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, by creating a “hostile” and "discriminatory" environment on campus for Jewish students!

Read more in JNS about our demand to Princeton.

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June 14, 2023

Anti-Israel speech: Jewish NGOs call for US Bar to revoke CUNY's accreditation


 

The vile antisemitic hate-speech we saw at the CUNY commencement did not occur in a vacuum and was not an isolated incident. It was reviewed and pre-approved by CUNY Law School, only underscoring that the school has cultivated a deliberate and dangerous staging ground for the systematic promotion of antisemitism, BDS and anti-Zionism.

Enough is enough. CUNY Law School must be held accountable! See more in this Jerusalem Post article on how ILF, together with our partners at the American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists and the National Advocacy Center, are calling on the American Bar Association to revoke CUNY Law School's accreditation!

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June 4, 2023

Jewish groups ask IRS to probe CUNY Law’s tax-exempt status after ‘hate speech’




 

'Jewish groups ask IRS to probe CUNY Law’s tax-exempt status after ‘hate speech’. 

See NY Post coverage of our campaign to hold CUNY Law School accountable for their relentless antisemitism, Jew hatred and promotion of BDS. 

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June 2, 2023

CUNY law-school’s hate-filled BDS proponent prompt letter to IRS


 

CUNY Law School has become “a staging ground for the systematic promotion of BDS activities, and anti-Zionist and antisemitic bias on campus, all of which are the opposite of ‘educational,’ as well as clear violations of New York state law and federal policy.” 

See more in JNS, on our campaign with the National Jewish Advocacy Center, to hold CUNY Law School accountable!

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May 16, 2023

A Holiday of Hate Celebrated by the UN




 

A Holiday of Hate Celebrated by the UN'.

ILF CEO, Arsen Ostrovsky's op-Ed 
on the UN giving a platform to Mahmoud Abbas spouting vile Holocaust distortion at the Nakba Day event, in a hate-filled speech, replete with relentless lies and antisemitism.

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May 9, 2023

Antisemitism is neither uniquely from the Right or Left

 

Anti-Semitism must be fought on a bi-partisan level, both internally and externally. 

Read this crucial op-ed in the 
Jerusalem Post by ILF Head of Operations Asher Stern 

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April 20, 2023

Italian lawmaker calls for dismissal of UN envoy accused of antisemitism
 

Italian Senator Giulio Terzi sent a letter to Italian Foreign and International Cooperation Minister Antonio Tajani on Tuesday, calling to consider the future of UN Special Rapporteur for Palestinian Territories Francesca Albanese after she expressed divisive views related to her work.

This is after the ILF campaign calling for her dismissal

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March 29, 2023

“Samidoun and Iran are two sides of the same jihadist coin,” ILF CEO Arsen Ostrovsky.
 

JNS article on ILF testimony at the European Parliament in Brussels based on our new report, highlighting the deep seated and systematic ties between the Samidoun terror group and Iran.

 

It is imperative that the EU act immediately to designate Samidoun and key Samidoun leaders to the EU Terror List.

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February 15, 2023

Legal Group Demands South African Rugby Union Take ‘Principled Stand’ and Reinvite Israeli Team to Tournament
 

Sport ought to be a force for good and a vehicle to promote peace, teamwork, tolerance and bringing people together, the very antithesis of BDS, which relies on intimidation, violence, bigotry and exclusion.

See Algemeiner article on our letter to South African Rugby Union, who shamefully caved in to BDS pressure and withdrew an invitation to a Tel Aviv team to participate at an upcoming tournament.

Together with our partners in South Africa, we call on SA Rugby to immediately reverse their decision and reissue an invitation for Tel Aviv Heat to play in the Mzansi Challenge tournament, scheduled to commence 24 March 2023.

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February 6, 2023

University of Michigan Refuses to Condemn Intifada Rally

 

A feature article in JNS regarding our campaign, calling on the University of Michigan to condemn a rally held at the university, calling for an 'intifada' and expressing other profoundly antisemitic rhetoric. It is inexcusable that the University of Michigan leadership refuse to condemn this & continue to put Jewish students in harm's way! 

 

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January 18, 2023

No room for anti-Israel bias at Kennedy School



 

Op-Ed by ILF CEO Arsen Ostrovsky with Aviva Klompas, published in Boston Herald: A fellowship at Harvard is a privilege, not a right, despite Ken Roth's Twitter tamper tantrum. At issue is that Roth is not an objective arbiter, but has turned a once storied human rights organization, HRW, into to a one-sided pit-bull obsessed with vilifying Israel.

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December 15, 2022

Dept. of Education to probe UC Berkeley Law School over antisemitism allegations



 

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights is opening an investigation into the University of California, Berkeley Law School, after nine student organizations pledged not to invite pro-Israel speakers to campus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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November 25, 2022

UC Berkeley Student Groups Refusal to Invite Zionist Speakers Draws Civil Rights Complaints

 

LA Times report on ILF’s landmark claim with Attorney Gabriel Groisman, against UC Berkeley Law School, over discrimination and antisemitism against Jewish and Zionist speakers

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November 17, 2022

ILF's Arsen Ostrovsky on i24 - Campaign calling on Elon Musk / Twitter to act on antisemitism
 

ILF CEO Arsen Ostrovsky was interviewed on i24 TV about the global campaign of 180 civil society organizations, including ILF, calling on Elon Musk and Twitter to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance working definition of antisemitism and take immediate action against the explosive and relentless Jew hatred rampant on the social media platform.

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November 7, 2022

Amazon Pressed To Pull Anti-Semitic Film in Wake of Kyrie Irving Scandal

 

Stop profiteering from Holocaust distortion and Jew hatred! 
Washington Free Beacon covers our campaign, calling on Amazon.com to pull this obscene antisemitic film.

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October 20, 2022

White & Case Law Firm Distances Itself From Second Anti-Israel Event in a Week
 

"Following its sponsorship of a recent University of Chicago event with Omar Shakir of HRW, why is White & Case now again associating itself with such an individual, who relentlessly peddles in anti-Semitism and promotes the ‘Israel apartheid' lie?" asked Arsen Ostrovsky, CEO of the International Legal Forum. 

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October 18, 2022

White & Case Backpedals In Face of Blowback Over Sponsorship of Anti-Israel Event

Arsen Ostrovsky, CEO of The International Legal Forum, is quoted in this Washington Free Beacon article. 

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August 31, 2022

Admin Mum After Abbas Claims Israel Commits ‘50 Holocausts’ on Palestinians

ILF CEO Arsen Ostrovsky quoted in the Washington Free Beacon, on how mere condemnations of Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas's Holocaust distortion remarks is "patently insufficient." The international community must stop coddling Abbas and start holding him to account!

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August 2, 2022

A New Low for Antisemitism at the UN 

Just when you thought the United Nations could not stoop any lower in its relentless antisemitism, this past week, it reached a new despicable low, with obscene antisemitic comments made by a U.N. Human Rights Council official, alleging "the Jewish Lobby" controls social media.

The man behind the remarks, Miloon Kothari, was one of three individuals appointed to the Navi Pillay-led open-ended 'Commission of Inquiry' against Israel last year.

Read ILF's CEO Arsen Ostrovsky's Op Ed to learn more.

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July 19, 2022

Israeli group levels torture accusations against the Palestinian Authority, group submits claim to ICC

The ILF has filed a submission to the International Criminal Court alleging the systemic torture of Palestinians by the group that oversees part of the West Bank and its reported liability for the captivity of Israelis in the Gaza Strip. 

The International Legal Forum is alleging the Palestinian National Authority and its leadership – President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh – routinely engage in torturing Palestinians, including journalists, political opponents, dissidents, human rights activists, minors and members of the LGBTQ community. 

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July 12, 2022

ILF Op-Ed Ahead of President Biden's Arrival in Israel

Ahead of President Biden's visit to the Middle East, our CEO Arsen Ostrovsky has published this Op-Ed in The Washington Times, calling on the President to seize the historic opportunities being presented, not revert to failed policies of the past, in pressuring Israel to make concessions, while appeasing Palestinian leadership, specifically on potential division of Jerusalem and renewal of funding, that will undoubtedly go towards 'Pay to Slay' terror payments.