Sweden terminates funding of Health Work Committees

Sweden’s  Consulate General in Jerusalem has confirmed to UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) that the Swedish government’s international development agency (Sida) is not planning further funding of the Palestinian NGO, the Health Work Committees (HWC).  Sweden had been funding HWC to run a 31.5 million Swedish kroner sexual health project

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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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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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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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BDS Bill Falls as Irish Parliament is Dissolved

The BDS Bill introduced into the Irish Parliament in January 2018 has now lapsed following the dissolution of the Irish Parliament on 14 January 2020. A general election of members of the Dail (lower House) will be held on 8 February 2020, to be followed by elections and appointments to

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Palestinian NGOs Refuse to Renounce Ties to Terrorism and reject EU aid

135 Palestinian NGOs have refused to sign the 2020 European Union (EU) grant agreement because an amendment stipulates that  organizations must refute ties to terrorist groups.  The NGOs  claim that the terrorist groups are “political parties”. [1] Shawan Jabarin, the executive director of Al-Haq told the media outlet The New

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UKLFI supported lawyers Jacobs and Kern appear at the ICC in Afghanistan Hearings

Dov Jacobs and Joshua Kern appeared at the ICC in the 4 – 6 December 2019 Afghanistan Hearings at The Hague. Joshua Kern  On 4 and 6 December 2019, the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal held hearings in the Afghanistan situation. This followed the appeal by the Prosecution of the

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UKLFI makes submissions to the ICC Appeals Chamber

The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court is hearing the Appeal by the Prosecutor from the Pre-Trial Chamber’s Decision not to authorise an investigation in the “Situation in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan” from 4 to 6 December 2019. The issues in this Appeal are highly relevant to whether

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Belgium removes antisemitic Aalst Carnival from UNESCO Heritage List

Belgium has removed the Aalst Carnival from UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. This follows intervention protesting its antisemitic floats by UKLFI together with the Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) and the International Movement for Peace and Coexistence (IMPAC) . UKLFI Chief Executive, Jonathan Turner, said “Belgium

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