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The Lawfare Project
FIDE cancels chess contest in Riyadh after legal action
December 2, 2018
Israelis were denied visas to participate in a Saudi Arabia tournament last year and sought assurances that it would not be repeated this year.
Spaniard files lawsuit against Google over apparent failure to block racist material
November 14, 2018
The plaintiff discovered the material after conducting a Google search in Spanish using the terms “Holocaust” and “truth.” The results included labeling Jews as “degenerate” and the “embodiment of evil.”
Israelis barred from Saudi chess tournament demand action from world chess body
November 7, 2018
Israeli chess grandmaster Ilya Smirin and former spokesperson for the Israeli Chess Federation Lior Aizenberg have written to FIDE requesting financial compensation and seeking assurances that it will not allow host countries to perpetrate such discrimination against Israelis.
PayPal drops British entity War on Want amid complaint
October 23, 2018
The complaint accuses the anti-poverty and social-justice organization of having political campaigns with little or no relevance to global poverty, in addition to making falsehoods regarding Israel.
Lawfare Project warns University of Michigan that it’s ‘subject to liability’
October 17, 2018
“U-M has a moral and legal responsibility to address discrimination on campus, and we hope it will take swift action to fulfill that obligation,” said board chairman of the Lawfare Project, a legal think tank.
German court dismisses lawsuit against Kuwait Airways for banning Israeli
September 26, 2018
“As Israelis in practice are not allowed to enter the transit areas of Kuwait’s airport, the plaintiff cannot demand transportation by the Kuwaiti airline from Frankfurt to Bangkok with a stopover in Kuwait,” said the Frankfurt-based High Court of Hesse.
Lawfare Project launches initiative to protect campus Jewish communities
September 20, 2018
“Jewish and Israeli students, student groups and faculty are regularly threatened, marginalized and harassed. In far too many instances, school administrators turn a blind eye to this hostile environment or contribute to it by failing to enforce school policies,” says Lawfare Project executive director Brooke Goldstein.
Organizations file complaint against British charity, alleging ties to terrorists
September 5, 2018
“We allege in this complaint that War on Want misuses charitable funds to serve clearly political goals that are not connected to the public good,” said Jonathan Turner, chief executive of UK Lawyers for Israel.
International legal group works to remove Holocaust-denial content on Facebook
July 25, 2018
The actions by the Lawfare Project came following controversial comments by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, saying he does not believe that Holocaust-denial content should be removed.
NGO to take legal action against Ireland’s anti-Israel boycott legislation
July 12, 2018
The Lawfare Project has already filed complaints against the bill, saying it would violate foreign-trade competences that belong exclusively to the European Union. It plans to continue to pursue legal action.