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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More Funding Blows for Palestine Action  

Palestine Action, the group who specialise in daubing red paint on the buildings of companies of whom they disapprove, has suffered several blows in the past month. On 16 January 2021 they  posted on Twitter that their donation link (Stripe) had been “temporarily disabled”.  On 8 January 2021 they reported

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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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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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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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Sweden funding designated Palestinian NGO

Sweden has been funding the Health Work Committees (HWC), a Palestinian NGO that was designated by Israel as an unauthorised organisation in June 2015. HWC describes itself as a leading Palestinian non-governmental health and developmental organization, with a rights-based approach, providing health services and building development models to all segments

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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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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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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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