DFID must have known about Pay for Slay since 2007

More evidence has emerged that DFID must have known that the money it paid to the Palestinian Authority was being spent on salaries for convicted terrorists and their families, as well as on families of suicide bombers. A World Bank Report[1] has come to light that criticised the sums spent

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Research Network Reviews Decision to Cancel Jerusalem Conference

A European medical research network, that had decided to move a conference from Jerusalem to Lisbon for fear of pressure from supporters of boycotting Israel, is reviewing the decision. This follows representations by top scientists and correspondence from UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI), an association of lawyers who seek to

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DFID ordered to disclose Audits of Palestinian Authority Funds used to pay Salaries to Terrorists

The Information Commissioner has ordered the Department for International Development (DFID) to disclose audit reports of accounts into which British grant aid was transferred and allegedly used to pay salaries to convicted Palestinian terrorists.  The Commissioner has concluded that there is a significant public interest in the disclosure of the

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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)

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BDS motion at Belfast City Council withdrawn

A proposed resolution of Belfast City Council to support BDS against Israel, which had been scheduled for debate on 1st July 2019, has now been withdrawn.  This follows submissions made by UKLFI to Suzanne Wylie, Chief Executive of Belfast City Council, pointing out a string of reasons why such a

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Territorial Jurisdiction of ICC disputed

Lawyers from leading London international criminal chambers 9 Bedford Row have submitted a communication to the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) of the International Criminal Court (ICC), with support from The Lawfare Project, regarding the effect of issues around Palestinian statehood and Palestine’s territorial claim on the jurisdiction of the

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Top lawyers make submission to ICC, warning of the unreliability of human rights reports

Leading lawyers have made a submission to the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) of the International Criminal Court (ICC) regarding the challenges of relying on human reports when examining potential criminal cases. The submission was made by Dr Dov Jacobs of 9 Bedford Row, with support from UK Lawyers for

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UK Charity linked to Hamas is reported to Charity Commission

A UK charity, which is closely linked to the terrorist group Hamas, has been reported to the Charity Commission. UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI), a voluntary association of lawyers combatting anti-Israel and antisemitic activity, has submitted a complaint to the Charity Commission regarding Education Aid for Palestinians (EAP). Several donations

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GlobalGiving UK is pulled from DCI-P’s donations page

GlobalGiving UK has confirmed that Defence for Children International-Palestine (DCI-P) is not eligible to receive donations through its organisation. This follows representations by UK Lawyers for Israel, which pointed out the links between DCI-P and the terrorist group, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. DCI-P had advertised to

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Irish Parliamentary Committee warned of damaging consequences of BDS Bill

The Ireland Israel Alliance has made a detailed submission to the Select Committee of the Irish Parliament for Foreign Affairs, which is scrutinising a Bill introduced by Senator Frances Black that would make it a criminal offence to supply goods or services produced wholly or partly by Israelis in the West Bank

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