Interpal Trustees receive £50,000 in damages as Jewish Chronicle apologises for libels


The Jewish Chronicle has published a full apology to the Trustees of Interpal, a UK-registered charity that provides relief and development aid to Palestinians in need, over the newspaper’s publication of false and defamatory allegations in March 2019.

The Jewish Chronicle has agreed to pay £50,000 in damages to the Trustees, and has undertaken not to repeat false allegations that the Trustees are linked to terrorism or extremism. The newspaper is also paying the Trustees’ legal costs.

As well as publishing a full apology, the Jewish Chronicle took the unusual but welcome step of offering to publish an article by Ibrahim Hewitt, Chair of the Trustees of Interpal, in which he sets out Interpal’s 25-year history of providing humanitarian aid “to people in desperate need; no more, no less”.

For more information, a copy of the Full Press Release can be downloaded below:

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