UKLFI: Supporting Israel with legal skills

24 Funding Platforms Closed

24 financial accounts of 14 different NGOs which promote BDS or have been linked to terrorist groups were removed following interventions by UK Lawyers for Israel over the past 18 months.

The latest to disappear was the payment service “Stripe”, that had been used by Friends of Al Aqsa (FOA) for selling tickets to their PalExpo event, which took place on 6 and 7 July. FOA subsequently switched to Eventbrite, which charges a hefty commission on each ticket sale.

On 11 June 2019 the Jerusalem Post reported that thirty financial accounts associated with BDS-promoting non-profits with ties to terrorism or terror operatives have been closed in the last two years, according to a report by the Strategic Affairs Ministry. This was the result of “an undisclosed economic campaign by the Ministry and pro-Israel organizations”, according to the reports.

However, those who follow UKLFI’s work will be aware that our organisation can take credit for the closure of the majority of these accounts.  Other NGOs affected include War on Want, Interpal, Education Aid for Palestinians and Islamic Human Rights Commission.

UKLFI is an association of lawyers who seek to ensure the proper application of laws in matters relating to Israel.

Details of the accounts that have been closed can be seen elsewhere in this News section.   We thank NGO Monitor for providing a great deal of the research into the links between NGOs and BDS and / or terrorist groups.