Sweden funding designated Palestinian NGO

Sweden has been funding the Health Work Committees (HWC), a Palestinian NGO that was designated by Israel as an unauthorised organisation in June 2015. HWC describes itself as a leading Palestinian non-governmental health and developmental organization, with a rights-based approach, providing health services and building development models to all segments

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Norway’s funding of the UAWC

Norway’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed that it has no money earmarked for donation to the Union of Agricultural Work Committee (UAWC) over the next five years. The UAWC is an agricultural NGO in the Palestinian Territories  which has been closely linked to the Popular Front for the Liberation

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Welsh Government Defers Decision on Boycott Proposal

The Welsh government has deferred a decision on its boycott proposal, following UKLFI’S warning that their actions would be illegal. As previously posted, the Welsh Government informed the Welsh Parliament on 11 August 2020 that it intended to issue advice to all Welsh public authorities that they may exclude from

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Racist ranter receives criminal caution

The racist who insulted a Jewish student in a Leeds pub in August this year  has received a criminal caution.  UKLFI director Daniel Berke assisted the victim of this antisemitic incident in making a report to the police following the incident, which occurred in a Weatherspoon pub. Mr Stephen Smith,

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Bristol radio station removes show with antisemitic content

The Politics Show has finally been taken off the air by Bristol’s community radio station, BCFM.   According to the presenter,  BCFM did not want to put their licence at risk during the Covid epidemic and ‘did not want the burden of a potential Ofcom complaint’. This is an update on

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BBC urged to abandon slanted City of David programme

UKLFI has written to the BBC’s director general Tim Davie to request that a forthcoming documentary, critical of Jerusalem’s City of David Foundation, should be abandoned or re-made.  This follows news that the programme’s producer, Rosie Garthwaite had a history of anti-Israel social media activity, and that the forthcoming programme

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Pearson issues revised History text books following review

Two Pearson Edexcel History textbooks covering the Middle East which were withdrawn last year have been re-issued following a review process undertaken between education publisher Pearson, The Board of Deputies of British Jews and UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI). In late 2019, the IGCSE textbook  entitled The Middle East: Conflict,

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Palestinian NGO may lose EU funding following Dutch investigation

The future funding of the Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC) is in the balance as the Dutch Government carries out an independent investigation  into possible links between it and the designated terrorist group, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). Not only Dutch funding, but also funding

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Welsh Government warned that proposed procurement advice would be illegal

UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) have warned the devolved Welsh Government that advice on procurement which it intends to issue would be illegal and liable to challenge in the courts. According to a written answer of the Welsh Minister for Finance in the Welsh parliament on 11 August 2020, the

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The Abraham Accord

We congratulate the leaders of Israel, the United Arab Emirates and the United States on the Abraham Accord of 13 August 2020 to establish full diplomatic relations. This will be of great benefit to the peoples of Israel and the Emirates, as well as many others in the Middle East

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