Designated Palestinian NGO  awarded  prize by UK Refugees charity  

A Palestinian NGO, designated by Israel last year,  has won a £25,000 prize from Ockenden International, a UK based Refugees charity. The Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC) is one of four winners of the Ockenden Prize for refugee and/or displaced people projects. The chairman of Ockenden’s  2022 judging panel

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UK publisher and bookseller remove anti-Israel book from websites

The UK publisher of a children’s book which deleted Israel from a map of the Middle East has now pulled the book from its website,  and a bookseller has removed the book from its lists following accusations that the book is misleading and biased. The book, Amazing Women of the

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Palestinian Judo Federation reported for honouring Algerian player who boycotted Israel

UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) has reported the Palestinian Judo Federation and its Chairman to the Disciplinary Committee of the International Judo Federation for organising a ceremony honouring an Algerian judo player who boycotted Israel. UK Lawyers for Israel is a voluntary association of lawyers which invokes rules and laws

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Big Four Auditors ditch Israeli designated organisations

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and Ernst & Young (EY) have both confirmed that they are no longer auditing two NGOs that were recently designated as terrorist organisations by Israel. EY is no longer auditing the Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC), even though it only took over the contract in May 2019

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Questions raised by auditor over pro-Gaza Charity

IF Charity claimed money in the Government’s Corona Virus Job Retention Scheme even though its filed accounts for the previous years indicated it had no employees. IF is a charity whose mission is “to empower the people of Gaza in their efforts to build strong and resilient communities through poverty

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Palestinian Flags taken down in Edgware and Hastings

Palestinian flags that were flying on Hastings Pier and a house in Edgware have been removed, following interventions by UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) on behalf of concerned local residents. Hastings Pier Four very large and prominent Palestinian flags were mounted on flagpoles on the roof of the structure on

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Equity accused of violating its own rules with Pro-Palestinian Rhetoric

The actors’ union Equity has been accused of violating its own rules, by its pro-Palestinian rhetoric. UK Lawyers for Israel has written to Paul Fleming, Equity’s general secretary, pointing out that its pro-Palestinian stance is contrary to Equity’s own rules. UKLFI has requested that the Union avoid future one-sided interventions

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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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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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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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