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BDS motion at Belfast City Council withdrawn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Belfast City Council to support BDS against Israel, which had been scheduled for debate on 1st July 2019, has now been withdrawn.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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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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Eurovision urged to disqualify Icelandic entry

UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) and the Wiesenthal Centre have written to the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) executive supervisor, Jon Ola Sand, to prevent politicization of the May 14-18 contest in Tel Aviv. UKLFI urged the disqualification of Iceland’s band “Hatari” (“Hate” in English), since it contravened both the spirit

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Chess Progress

Some progress has been made in the chess world, to stop discrimination against Israeli players.   The European Chess Union (ECU) has unanimously adopted a resolution against individual boycotts from players, following the ECU General Assembly in Skopje on 23 March 2019, where chess players from 42 federations were represented. Earlier

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MuslimGiving removes Education Aid for Palestinians

The specialist Muslim fundraising organisation “MuslimGiving” has today removed Education Aid for Palestinians (EAP) from its platform. This follows a letter from UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI), pointing out that EAP is banned in Israel for its links to the Hamas terrorist organisation. MuslimGiving is an online donation platform, launched

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