DO WAR ON WANT’S DONORS BACK IT ON ISRAEL?
The Charity Commissioners have supported the right of War on Want to be involved in political activities, notably attacking Israel ( JC, May 16). I daresay I share with many Jews a sense of disappointment, but not surprise.
I am at present writing to the charity commissioners asking about War On Want’s funding for its campaign, which will no doubt be an expensive business. Does War On Want have a special budget for this purpose? Or is a proportion of those funds being diverted from their general fund without the knowledge of the donors for this long-standing campaign?
My question therefore to the charity commissioners is whether it is right and proper that the donors be informed, so as to give them an informed choice whether or not to donate to War on Want — or to a similar charity that passes on its entire donations for purely charitable works to relieve poverty and distress, not just to the Palestinians, but to all suffering and in need? Barry Kaye Counterpoint firstname.lastname@example.org
So the Charity Commission is giving the green light for political involvement of anti-Israel charities. Surely the time has come to call for a judicial review of the way the commissioners act. Geoffrey Gilbert Grove End Road NW8