Belgium investigates  funding to Palestinian NGOs accused of terrorist links

Belgium’s Minister of Development, Meryame Kitir, has told a Committee of the Federal Parliament that an investigation is underway into whether Belgian development aid may have been used to finance terrorist activities of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). During a session of the External Relations Committee,

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Manchester’s Whitworth Gallery removes statement of solidarity with Palestine

On 1 June 2021  a statement was posted on the website of the Whitworth Art Gallery expressing solidarity with Palestine and support for ‘decolonialisation’. This was in the immediate wake of Operation Guardian of the Walls, the conflict between Gaza and Israel. The Whitworth is part of the University of

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Nintendo Splatoon Game hit with anti-Israel Graffiti

A child playing the video game,  Nintendo Splatoon 2, was shocked to see an anti-Israel expletive written in graffiti on a wall in the background of the game. Splatoon is a game where “Inklings” splat ink and claim territory in a 4 player shooting game.  The game has an Entertainment

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ICC’s error calls into question jurisdiction in “Palestine”

UK Lawyers for Israel  has published a paper pointing out some factual errors in the Decision of the majority of the court in the Prosecutor’s request for a ruling on the ICC’s territorial jurisdiction in Palestine. The paper, by Jonathan Turner, chief executive of UKLFI, deals with whether Palestine’s instrument

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BBC suspends videos about Israel and Palestine following accusation of indoctrination

The BBC has suspended a series of “Bitesize” videos about Israel and Palestine from its website.  These videos formed part of BBC Education’s content, aimed at schoolchildren, and designed to be used in schools.  This follows a complaint by UK Lawyers for Israel, which described the videos as unbalanced and

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USA Rejects Durban Conference Commemoration

UK Lawyers for Israel  welcomes the clear decision made by the US government in rejecting the UN’s call to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the antisemitic Durban conference. The World Conference against Racism held in Durban in 2001 was notorious for the efforts made to treat Zionism as racism. The UN

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UK Government Opposes ICC’s Investigation in Palestine

UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has confirmed that the UK Government opposes the International Criminal Court’s investigation of alleged war crimes in Palestine. In a letter to Conservative supporters of Israel in the British Houses of Parliament of 9 April 2021, the Prime Minister states: “We do not accept that

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BBC Accused of Encouraging Schools to Breach the Education Act

UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) has accused the BBC of encouraging illegal conduct in schools  by showing unbalanced and partisan videos about the Middle East on the  “Bitesize” section of its website for use in schools. The NGO, CAMERA UK, examined seven BBC Middle East educational videos and produced a

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Palestine Action removed from Facebook

Facebook has removed Palestine Action’s account, because it goes against its Community Standards. Palestine Action is the group that specialises in damaging and daubing paint on the buildings of companies of whom they disapprove. Last week Palestine Action posted on Twitter a message from Facebook saying: “Your page has been

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UN Human Rights Commissioner’s Office is Wrong on Israel’s obligations

UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) has written to the UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, pointing out that her Office has published incorrect statements regarding Israel’s obligations to vaccinate Palestinian people, which should be immediately retracted. The UN Human Rights Commission’s press release on 14 January 2021 reported

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