IF Charity loses bank account

IF Charity has revealed that its bank account at Al Rayan Bank was blocked from 25 September to 31 December 2020 and was inaccessible to IF or to its accountants. IF is a UK Charity that delivers aid to Gaza. Its stated mission is “to empower the people of Gaza

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More booksellers remove anti-Israel book from websites

The children’s book which deleted Israel from a map of the Middle East has now been removed by more booksellers, following accusations that the book is misleading and biased.The book, Amazing Women of the Middle East, featured a map that replaced Israel with Palestine, and did not feature any Jewish

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YouGov excludes Israel from its “global community” – for now

YouGov, a market research company co-founded by UK Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi, calls itself a global data company. It invites you to “join millions of others in sharing your opinion on politics, sport, entertainment and more.”   Members of YouGov get the chance to earn points for answering questions, which can

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Dutch Government ends donations to UAWC.

The Dutch Government has ended donations to the Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC), following an external investigation into their  links with a terrorist organisation. The investigation came as a result of UK Lawyers for Israel’s questions to the Dutch Government as to why they were donating to an organisation

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Irish MPs condemn Israel without considering evidence

Irish MPs ask questions about Israel, receive answers, then condemn Israel without apparently taking the answers into account. The Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence of the Irish Parliament decided to hold a series of meetings “to examine demolitions and the forced displacement of people in the occupied Palestinian

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City University removes defamatory reference to UKLFI

City University Students Union has removed a defamatory reference to UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) that formed part of the argument on its website for the University to reject the IHRA definition of antisemitism. A referendum is currently being held of the City University students on “should the university reject

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ICC Jurisdiction Ruling Apparently Based on Factual Error

The recent majority ruling of the International Criminal Court (ICC) regarding territorial jurisdiction in Palestine appears to have been based on an error of fact and a failure to examine a key document on which it relies. Attention has so far been focused on the fundamental errors of law in

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Welsh Government warned that proposed procurement advice would be illegal

UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) have warned the devolved Welsh Government that advice on procurement which it intends to issue would be illegal and liable to challenge in the courts. According to a written answer of the Welsh Minister for Finance in the Welsh parliament on 11 August 2020, the

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Norway under pressure to stop funding UAWC

UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI)  has written to Norway’s Minister for International Development, requesting that Norway ceases to fund a Palestinian NGO, some of whose senior officers are currently accused of involvement in a terrorist attack. Two of the officials of the Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC) are currently

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Defense for Children International – Palestine

In 2018 we wrote about Defense for Children International – Palestine and referred to links between some past board members and a designated terrorist organisation, the PFLP. We would like to clarify that we did not intend to suggest that the organisation has close current links, or provides any financial or

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