Pay for Slay account audits to be released as DFID abandons part of appeal  

The Department for International Development (DFID) will release documents to UK Lawyers to Israel, (UKLFI)  having  abandoned part of its appeal of the Information Commissioner ’s decision. The Commissioner ordered DFID to release to UKLFI audits of accounts into which British grant aid was transferred and then used to pay

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DFID appeals Information Commissioner’s decision on Palestinian Authority audits

The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) has appealed the decision of Information Commissioner, who ordered it to disclose to UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) audits of the funds provided by the UK and other countries and transferred to the Palestinian Authority (PA) via the World Bank. DFID was ordered

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Sheffield’s Palestinian Flag

Sheffield City Council’s leader participated in a Palestinian flag raising ceremony in front of City Hall a few hours after the Sheffield City solicitor said there was no plan to raise a Palestinian flag. On 4 September 2019, Sheffield City Council voted on a motion, entitled “Recognising Palestine as a

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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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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, banned in Israel, is reported to Charity Commission

A UK charity, which has been banned in Israel, 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). EAP describes itself as “working to

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