Interpal’s future in doubt

Interpal may no longer be able to continue as a going concern, and has no bank account, according to its 2019 Independent Auditor’s report. The Trustees of the charity, which provides aid to Palestinians, also consider that the loss of credit card processing services and access to banking facilities may

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Sweden terminates funding of Health Work Committees

Sweden’s  Consulate General in Jerusalem has confirmed to UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) that the Swedish government’s international development agency (Sida) is not planning further funding of the Palestinian NGO, the Health Work Committees (HWC).  Sweden had been funding HWC to run a 31.5 million Swedish kroner sexual health project

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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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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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Time runs out for Interpal

Time has run out for Interpal, to serve defamation proceedings which they threatened against UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) last August. Interpal’s solicitors, Carter-Ruck, sent a letter of claim to UKLFI and two of its directors on 16 August 2019, demanding that two articles be removed from UKLFI’s website, social

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Aberdeen University Students Association Overturn BDS Policy

The Board of Trustees of Aberdeen University Students Association (AUSA) has overturned a BDS policy passed at a General Meeting of the Association on 5 March 2019 “following legal advice”. AUSA’s President has written to Jewish Society Treasurer, Marc Serpik, confirming that “the policy will not stand as an AUSA

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YouTube accused of censorship over termination of channel that criticised UNWRA indoctrination 

UKLFI has written to the chief executive of YouTube to request reinstatement of a YouTube channel which demonstrated that United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) schools were promoting violence, antisemitism and extremism. The account of the Center for Near East Policy Research (CNEPR), run by David Bedein,  was suddenly

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New appointments at UKLFI Limited

UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI Limited) is delighted to announce the election of two new directors at its AGM on 25 September: Daniel Berke Daniel Berke is a solicitor specialising in criminal and professional discipline law. He has acted in numerous high profile cases and has appeared on a variety

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Amnesty International stunt breached data protection regulations

Ahmed Masoud, a Palestinian playwright based in the UK, has been found to be in breach of data protection regulations following a stunt earlier this year.  He had advertised that a play called “Obliterated” would be performed at Amnesty International’s headquarters on 9 August 2019, starring the actress Maxine Peake,

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Amnesty International reported for alleged Data Protection Breach

Amnesty International, the actress Maxine Peake and Ahmed Masoud, a  sometime Palestinian playwright, have been reported to the Information Commissioner’s Office for a breach of data protection laws.  Masoud and Peake advertised  that Amnesty International was hosting a performance by Peake of Masoud’s play “Obliterated” on Friday 9 August 2019,  offering

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