Open Collective suspends Palestine Action donation page

Open Collective, a fundraising platform, has suspended Palestine Action’s donations page. Palestine Action’s potential donors had been directed to donate via Open Collective, after another donation platform, GoFundMe,  stopped Palestine Action from withdrawing further funds at the end of October. A notice on Palestine Action’s Facebook page on 2 November

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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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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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Pearson issues revised History text books following review

Two Pearson Edexcel History textbooks covering the Middle East which were withdrawn last year have been re-issued following a review process undertaken between education publisher Pearson, The Board of Deputies of British Jews and UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI). In late 2019, the IGCSE textbook  entitled The Middle East: Conflict,

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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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The Abraham Accord

We congratulate the leaders of Israel, the United Arab Emirates and the United States on the Abraham Accord of 13 August 2020 to establish full diplomatic relations. This will be of great benefit to the peoples of Israel and the Emirates, as well as many others in the Middle East

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Comedy of Errors in Review of Palestinian Textbooks

A report commissioned by the EU into Palestinian textbooks reviewed Israeli textbooks by mistake. The report gives a ringing endorsement of the Israeli textbooks used in Arab schools in Jerusalem. However, it completely failed in its objective, which was to review the Palestinian textbooks and assess the claims that they

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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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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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