UK's Jewish National Fund accused by Scottish Palestinian supporters - World Jewish Congress

UK's Jewish National Fund accused by Scottish Palestinian supporters

A Scottish pro-Palestinian group is lobbying the country’s Parliament to strip the Jewish National Fund (JNF) of its charitable status. The Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign has gathered some 2,200 signatories to support their claims that JNF policies exclude non-Jews and contribute to human rights abuses. Ivan Clark from the campaign said: “The objection to the JNF is that it is an active part of the system that denies Palestinians their fundamental human rights with respect to land.” The move is the latest in a series of skirmishes between the JNF and pro-Palestinian campaigners. The focus has moved to Scotland after the Charity Commission for England and Wales decided in June that the JNF satisfied its guidelines.