Stop the JNF UK
In 1948, during the ‘Nakba’, the ethnic cleansing of 750,000 Palestinians from their homeland, the Jewish National Fund in Israel acquired land that had been appropriated from Palestinians by force. It continues to hold this land for the sole use of Jewish citizens of Israel, barring the return of the indigenous Palestinian population.
The JNF-UK has been strongly involved in this process, funding the creation of British Park, a forested leisure facility built on the land of 3 Palestinian villages, Ajjur, Kudna and Deir al-Dubban, whose residents were ethnically cleansed and barred from returning.
JNF UK's complicity in Palestinian dispossession continues today. They provide funds to the OR Movement, which has supported the construction of the Jewish town of Hiran, which aims to replace the Palestinian Bedouin village of Umm-al-Hiran, which has been subject to forcible evacuation. Further, JNF UK has supported the illegal Jewish-only settlement of Sansana, situated in the occupied West Bank. Every Israeli settlement on occupied Palestinian territory is illegal, and considered a war crime.
Tell the Attorney General and Chair of the Charity Commission: Investigate JNF UK
JNF UK supports the Israeli military and is complicit in the historic and ongoing dispossession of the Palestinian people.
For example, JNF UK provides funds to the OR movement, which has supported the Jewish-only settlement of Sansana in the illegally occupied West Bank. Every settlement is a war crime under international law.
Despite this, it retains the benefits of charitable status in the UK.
So far, the Charity Commission has refused to fully investigate the behaviour of JNF UK. We are therefore calling on supporters to write to the Attorney General, Geoffrey Cox QC MP and Chair of the Charity Commission, Baroness Tina Stowell. With overwhelming evidence that the JNF UK is complicit in the oppression of Palestinians, they must launch a full investigation into JNF UK’s suitability to hold charitable status.
Write to the Attorney General and the Chair of the Charity Commission and let them know: the JNF UK’s complicity in the oppression of the Palestinian people should be fully investigated.