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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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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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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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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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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DFID forced to publish report on Palestinian Authority textbooks

DFID has finally released an “inception report” dated 12 April 2019 by the Georg Eckert Institut for a study of Palestinian school textbooks following a Freedom of Information (FOI) request from UKLFI. The report describes the methodology proposed by the Georg Eckert Institut for its examination of Palestinian Authority school textbooks.  

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Research network confirms  2021 conference in Israel after Boycott Decision Reversed

The  venue of the 2021 conference of the European Network for Mental Health Service Evaluation (ENMESH)  has been confirmed as Tel Aviv, Israel, after a decision to boycott Israel was reversed. The 2021 conference was originally going to be held in Israel, but a decision was taken  to move it to

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PwC under investigation by UK Government

“Big 4” global accountancy practice, PwC is being investigated by the UK Government for auditing two Palestinian NGOs alleged to have had links to a terrorist organisation.   The UK National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises has decided that issues raised in a complaint made by UK

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