Facebook urged to adopt IHRA definition of antisemitism

UKLFI together with over 100 other organisations wrote a joint letter last week to the directors of Facebook, urging it to adopt the IHRA working definition of antisemitism as the cornerstone of its hate speech policy regarding antisemitism. Our letter drew attention to the acceptance of the IHRA definition by

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Comedy of Errors in Review of Palestinian Textbooks

A report commissioned by the EU into Palestinian textbooks reviewed Israeli textbooks by mistake. The report gives a ringing endorsement of the Israeli textbooks used in Arab schools in Jerusalem. However, it completely failed in its objective, which was to review the Palestinian textbooks and assess the claims that they

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Norway under pressure to stop funding UAWC

UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI)  has written to Norway’s Minister for International Development, requesting that Norway ceases to fund a Palestinian NGO, some of whose senior officers are currently accused of involvement in a terrorist attack. Two of the officials of the Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC) are currently

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New Irish PM now agrees Irish BDS Bill is illegal

The new Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach), Micheál Martin TD, who previously supported the BDS Bill introduced by Senator Frances Black, has now agreed that “it is not legally possible”. The Taoiseach was referring to the clear advice which the previous Irish government had received, that the Bill is contrary to

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Dutch MPs press Netherlands Government over Funding of UAWC

Six Dutch MPs from 5 different political parties are pressing the Dutch government to respond to questions originally raised by UK Lawyers for Israel over a year ago, regarding their funding of the Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC), a Palestinian NGO.   They want to know  why the Dutch government

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Netherlands suspends funding to UAWC

The Netherlands Government has suspended payments to the Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC), while it investigates its terrorist connections.  This follows representations by UK Lawyers for Israel to the Netherlands government in 2019, and again in 2020, pointing out the many links between UAWC and the PFLP. Wikicommons UKLFI

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Time runs out for Interpal

Time has run out for Interpal, to serve defamation proceedings which they threatened against UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) last August. Interpal’s solicitors, Carter-Ruck, sent a letter of claim to UKLFI and two of its directors on 16 August 2019, demanding that two articles be removed from UKLFI’s website, social

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Interpal loses Bank Transfer, Standing Order, Cheques and SMS donations

It appears that Interpal can no longer receive donations by bank transfer, standing order, cheque or text message (SMS).  This follows representations by UKLFI to banks and to the four mobile network operators in the UK, pointing out that although Interpal is a Charity operating under the auspices of the

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Representations to stop EU funding of terror

UKLFI has written to two MEPs and the EU Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement, Olivér Várhelyi, urging the EU to stop funding terrorist linked NGOs. This follows a statement published in the Jerusalem Post, when Commissioner Várhelyi said “There is no terror financing from EU funds, as long as there

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Dutch Government ignored warnings about funding terror linked NGO

The Netherlands continues to provide millions of dollars of grants to the Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC),  despite evidence that this NGO has multiple links with a terrorist group, and two of its former employees are now on trial for a terrorist atrocity. The Netherlands contributed over $10 million to

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