Pearson to review anti-Israel textbook

Pearson Education says it will launch an independent review of a controversial GCSE textbook accused of containing anti-Israel views.  This follows letters written by UKLFI and others to Pearson Education, asking them to withdraw the textbook, which deals with recent Middle East History. The textbook in question is  “History: Conflict, Crisis

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Pearson should withdraw GCSE Middle East Textbook

UK Lawyers for Israel has written to Pearson Educational, asking them to withdraw a GCSE Textbook dealing with recent Middle East History, which has been found to contain anti-Israel views. The Zionist Federation asked UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) what should be done about a book for school students studying

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“Pay for Slay” Audit Reports Released

The UK Department for International Development (DFID) has now released to UK Lawyers to Israel (UKLFI) audit reports relating to funds used by the Palestinian Authority (PA) in its “pay for slay” policy and terms of reference under which they were prepared.   The documents are available HERE: F2018-247 Disclosures 1-4

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Imprisoned Finance Directors ignored by PwC Auditors

PwC Palestine audited a Palestinian NGO while two of its finance directors were taken into administrative detention for their alleged connections to a designated terrorist group. PwC Palestine is known to have audited the Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC) for the period 2014 to 2018.  During this time, not

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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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Pay for Slay account audits to be released as DFID abandons part of appeal  

The Department for International Development (DFID) will release documents to UK Lawyers to Israel, (UKLFI)  having  abandoned part of its appeal of the Information Commissioner ’s decision. The Commissioner ordered DFID to release to UKLFI audits of accounts into which British grant aid was transferred and then used to pay

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DFID appeals Information Commissioner’s decision on Palestinian Authority audits

The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) has appealed the decision of Information Commissioner, who ordered it to disclose to UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) audits of the funds provided by the UK and other countries and transferred to the Palestinian Authority (PA) via the World Bank. DFID was ordered

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Sheffield’s Palestinian Flag

Sheffield City Council’s leader participated in a Palestinian flag raising ceremony in front of City Hall a few hours after the Sheffield City solicitor said there was no plan to raise a Palestinian flag. On 4 September 2019, Sheffield City Council voted on a motion, entitled “Recognising Palestine as a

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DFID must have known about Pay for Slay since 2007

More evidence has emerged that DFID must have known that the money it paid to the Palestinian Authority was being spent on salaries for convicted terrorists and their families, as well as on families of suicide bombers. A World Bank Report[1] has come to light that criticised the sums spent

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DFID ordered to disclose Audits of Palestinian Authority Funds used to pay Salaries to Terrorists

The Information Commissioner has ordered the Department for International Development (DFID) to disclose audit reports of accounts into which British grant aid was transferred and allegedly used to pay salaries to convicted Palestinian terrorists.  The Commissioner has concluded that there is a significant public interest in the disclosure of the

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