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 interview on i24 TV, discussing the upcoming 'Durban IV' conference at the United Nations and ILF's #SayNoToDurbanIV campaign to expose its antisemitic roots, calling on all nations who care about fighting racial hatred and combating antisemitism, not to lend this conference any credence.

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.”

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."

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.

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.

Free Beacon

Jewish Journal

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’.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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:

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.

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.

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.


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.

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 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.









September 11, 2021

#BREAKING: ILF’s exposes September 11 anniversary event featuring convicted terrorists and terror supporters, from PFLP, Palestinian Islamic Jihad and Hamas.

It is simply inexcusable (and likely breach of U.S. anti-terror laws) that a Webinar marking 20 years since September 11, would feature convicted terrorists! We call on those sponsoring the event, including San Francisco State University & Rutgers to immediately withdraw their endorsement and digital media companies, including YouTube, to deny use of their platforms to stream this event.

See more coverage in Jerusalem Post and Jewish Journal.

August 26, 2021

IHRA Signers Must Not Particcipate in Durban Conferance

The International Legal Forum argues that states that adopted the IHRA Working Definition of antisemitism should not attend a conference that operates in violation of IHRA's tenets.

The International Legal Forum (ILF),, penned a letter to European countries calling on them to withdraw their participation from an upcoming event marking the 20th anniversary of the Durban Conference, to be held at the United Nations in New York next month.

August 10, 2021

The Abraham Accords, 1 year later 

As we celebrate the 1st anniversary of the historic Abraham Accords, ILF’s Chair & CEO Arsen Ostrovsky has written this personal reflection in Newsweek, about the sense of hope and optimism that so many of us feel! 

July 21, 2021

Arsen Ostrovsky on the Ben & Jerrys Boycott

ILF Chair & CEO Arsen Ostrovsky was interviewed on i24NEWS English about the Ben & Jerry's boycott and some of the legal steps available in response to this discriminatory and antisemitic action.

July 5, 2021

U N  & EU for Funds Meant for Gaza aid Go to Terror

ILF Chair and CEO Arsen Ostrovsky was interviewed on ILTV News tonight, about ensuring that aid money to Gaza, especially from Qatar and other parties, does not reach hands of Hamas, and importance for making connection of such aid to the return of Israelis currently being held captive by the Palestinian terror group.












June 22, 2021

Russell Shalev on ILTV Insider - Palestinian reunification controversy

Join our very own Russell A. Shalev as he discusses the recent controversy surrounding Israel's Palestinian family reunification bill.

June 8, 2021

Israeli ambassador: Hamas was using Associated Press building to jam Iron Dome technology

Israeli Ambassador to the UN and US Gilad Erdan told the Associated Press on Monday that the Palestinian terror group Hamas was using its now destroyed Gaza building to obstruct the Iron Dome missile defense system, according to the Jerusalem Post and the Times of Israel.

May 26, 2021

“Hezbollah is inseparable from the Iranian regime,”

“Hezbollah is trying to capitalize on the events of the last two weeks, during which Israel fought Hamas. With Lebanon in the midst of an unprecedented financial collapse, Hezbollah, which is one of the richest terrorist organizations in the world, is seeking to exploit this, in order to maintain their relevance and stranglehold on Lebanon,” said Arsen Ostrovsky, Chair and CEO of The International Legal Forum (ILF), an Israel-based network of lawyers dedicated to combating anti-Semitism, terror and the delegitimization of Israel in the legal arena.

May 19, 2021

ILF's Chair and CEO Arsen Ostrovsky on 2GB Radio

Listen to ILF's Chair and CEO Arsen Ostrovsky on 2GB Radio, Sydney (Australia) top radio program, providing a very raw account of life in Israel under fire, as well as reiterating Hamas responsibility for this wave of terror.

May 14, 2021

Radio 6PR interview with Arsen Ostrovsky

'2000 rockets in 3 days, no one would tolerate this. We want peace for those in Gaza and in Israel but Hamas doesn't care who they kill, their only goal is to kill Israelis.' Join our Chair and CEO, Arsen Ostrovsky on  Radio 6PR interview with Liam Bartlett as he explains to the world what is really going on in Israel.

April 29,2021

 They could say that the earth is flat 200 times, but that would not make it any truer

Join our Chair and CEO Arsen Ostrovsky on I24 as he deals with the lies of Human Rights Watch.Human Rights Watch accuses Israel of ''Apartheid ' crimes- 'They could say that the earth is flat 200 times, but that would not make it any truer' 

April 26,2021

ILF Chair and CEO Arsen Ostrovsky interviewed on i24NEWS English about the horrific murder of Sarah Halimi (z'l) and her killer's escape of trial.

Ostrovsky: "This was an abhorrent miscarriage of justice, tantamount to state-sanctioned murder and reminiscent of the dark days of Dreyfus Affair.

How many more such rallies do we have to see until French Authorities understand the message: 'Enough is enough'? That they have to take real, concrete, meaningful action to eradicate this relentless Jew hatred & Antisemitism in France!"

February 11,2021

The ILF History and Future

Join Yifa Segal on this JBDS segment. She talks about the history of the International Legal Forum, her most memorable cases, as well as where the organization is looking to the future.  Included in this interview is an analysis of the ICC recent decision and how this decision will effect Israel and the world.

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.

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 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.

September 9, 2021

Arizona Treasurer Announces Divestment from Ben & Jerry’s

ILF Chair & CEO Arsen Ostrovsky quoted in the Jewish Journal, following Arizona’s Divestment from Ben & Jerry’s in response to Israel boycott.

August 25, 2021

Conversation on Zionism

Join our Chair and CEO Arsen Ostrovsky, as he is interviewed by Russell Robinson of Jewish National Fund - USA, in this inspiring conversation on Zionism, where they discuss the history of modern Zionism, its assault in the international legal arena and the upcoming Durban conference. 

August 5, 2021

ILF Chair & CEO Arsen Ostrovsky discussing latest Ben & Jerry's developments.

ILF Chair & CEO Arsen Ostrovsky was interviewed on ILTV News today, discussing the latest on Ben & Jerry's, including yesterday's open letter by a group of franchisees talking about their substantial financial cost ... and personal toll as a result of the boycott, and what's happening on the legal front!

July 11, 2021

Praise from Israel for Chancellor Sebastian Kurz: Austria is boycotting the controversial Durban Conference (German)

A wide ranging interview  from ILF Chair and CEO, touching on everything from Austrias brave decision to withdraw from the antisemetic Durban IV conferance, the relationship between Israel and Austria and the rise of antisemitism in Europe.

June 29, 2021

ILF Chair and CEO on Akhbar TV to discuss  the opening of the Israeli Embassy in the UAE

ILF Chair and CEO, Arsen Ostrovsky, was interviewed by a leading Emirate TV news channel, (أخبار الآن - Akhbar Al Aan), discussing the historic visit to UAE by Israel's Foreign Minister, the opening of Israel's Embassy in Abu Dhabi and why the future between Israel - UAE relations is so exciting!










June 21, 2021

UK confirms Durban conference boycott over ‘historic concerns’ on antisemitism

Jewish News revealed earlier this month how Boris Johnson’s government would join the US, Australia and Canada in refusing to attend the 20th anniversary of the Durban conference.

Arsen Ostrovsky, Chair and CEO of The International Legal Forum (ILF), welcomed the news before he is scheduled to speak at Monday’s ZF event on the dangers of the conference.

He said Britain “should be applauded”, adding that the “Durban 2001 conference.. descended into an unhinged display of Jew hatred and virulent antisemitism, setting the foundation for the mainstreaming of the kind of violence against Jews we have witnessed on the streets of London”.

June 8, 2021

Major Jewish leaders join new initiative that focuses blame for the deaths of children in Gaza on Hamas

“During Operation ‘Guardian of the Walls’, Israel was fighting on multiple battlefronts, with the online campaign being no less crucial. In this regard, we were essentially engaged in a ‘war of narratives, fighting against Palestinian propaganda and a vitriolic campaign of hate against the Jewish state, which was often aided and abetted by some elements of mainstream media, who sought to elevate Hamas and apply a dangerous moral equivalence with Israel’s inalienable right to self-defense,” said Arsen Ostrovsky, CEO of The International Legal Forum and a leading expert in digital diplomacy. 

May 20, 2021

Prominent Israelis take on mantle of public diplomacy during Gaza hostilities

Unofficial pro-Israel advocates come together to improve the state's public image, battle the misinformation and hate speech that have flooded the media since the beginning of Operation Guardian of the Walls. Our chair and CEO Arsen Ostrovsky is one of them.

May 17, 2021

ILF Chair and CEO Arsen Ostrovsky appeared on Al Jazeera English 'inside Story'. 

Both people of Israel and Gaza deserve a better future, but it is the Hamas, a jihadist terror organization, that is holding both hostage-hiding behind civilians in Gaza , while firing rockets at civilians in Israel'.

May 12, 2021

ILF Chair & CEO Arsen Ostrovsky, being interviewed on WION TV (India) about the situation in Israel.

As Arsen noted, about 1.5 million Israelis (17% of the population) has been within firing range of Hamas & Palestinian Islamic Jihad rockets fired from Gaza. This is the equivalent of 230 million people in India. NO country should tolerate this!

April 28,2021

‘Human Rights Watch’s long war against Israel.’

The International Legal Forum’s Russell Shalev writes in how the Human Rights Watch report claiming Israel is engaged in ‘apartheid’ practices, is just “another shot fired in the battle to disenfranchise the Jewish people and criminalize the Jewish state.”

April 21,2021

War of the words: The conflict between definitions of antisemitism

This article in the Jerusalem Post deals with the 'Academics for IHRA' global initiative, its importance in standing up against the rise of antisemitism world wide. With quotes from our Chair and CEO Arsen Ostrovsky. 

February 10,2021

ICC’s historic declaration: We are a political entity.

The International Criminal Court at The Hague finally reached its decision on the Palestinian jurisdiction issue on Friday, making it public after months and months of waiting and long after its pre-determined due date. ILF Chair and CEO Yifa Segal offers insight into this critical issue and proposes how, despite the fact that the court is clearly bias, this  could offer a unique opportunity.

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.

Devember 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 8, 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. 

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.