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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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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