Interpal loses Bank Transfer, Standing Order, Cheques and SMS donations

It appears that Interpal can no longer receive donations by bank transfer, standing order, cheque or text message (SMS).  This follows representations by UKLFI to banks and to the four mobile network operators in the UK, pointing out that although Interpal is a Charity operating under the auspices of the

Continue reading

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

Continue reading

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

Continue reading

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.  

Continue reading

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

Continue reading

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

Continue reading

BDS Bill Excluded from Irish Coalition Government Programme

The BDS movement has suffered a major defeat in Ireland. The coalition programme agreed between Irish political parties intending to form the next government does not include the “Occupied Territories Bill” introduced in the previous Parliament.  This is a major defeat for the antisemitic BDS movement, which put large resources behind

Continue reading

PSC’s Divestment campaign countered by UK Lawyers for Israel

UKLFI has written to the Chairs of all the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) Committees in England to correct the inaccuracies and misconceptions that were contained in a letter sent by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC). On 13 May 2020 PSC sent a letter to LGPS Committee Chairs, attempting to

Continue reading

CGP Geography revises Israel coverage

Educational publisher CGP has revised its Geography Key Stage Three Revision and Practice Book, which will be available from July 2020. This follows a complaint from UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) in January this year concerning its coverage of Israel. CGP has now amended the map in Middle East section

Continue reading

International Criminal Court: Prosecutor fails to address key arguments

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has filed her Response to the observations of amici curiae, including UKLFI’s submission, on the issue of jurisdiction in relation to “Palestine”. UKLFI Chief Executive Jonathan Turner has now commented on the Prosecutor’s Response in a post published in Opinio Juris. Although

Continue reading