Thank you for contacting me about the Jewish National Fund.
I appreciate your concern about the situation in the West Bank. I want to reassure you that I firmly support the UK’s longstanding position on the Middle East Peace Process, namely that there should be a negotiated settlement leading to a safe and secure Israel living alongside a viable and sovereign Palestinian state (based on 1967 borders with agreed land swaps, Jerusalem as the shared capital of both states, and a fair and realistic settlement for refugees).
Regarding the Jewish National Fund, I want to highlight that this is not a charity. The Jewish National Fund Charitable Trust, however, is a charity registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales having exclusively charitable purposes. Under Section 34 of the Charities Act 2011, the Commission must remove a charity from the register if it no longer considers the organisation to be a charity or if it ceases to exist or does not operate. At present, I am unaware of any of these criteria applying to this charity.
Despite this, if you still have concerns about the charitable status of the Jewish National Fund Charitable Trust, I would suggest you consult the Charity Commission’s ‘Complaint’s Procedure’ page which you can see here: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/charity-commission/about/complaints-procedure.
Thank you again for taking the time to contact me.
Sally-Ann Hart MP