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A hard-earned reputation for good work can be destroyed overnight by ill-founded remarks. One Muslim charity based in London suffered, but some redress is now at hand.

September 2003
On the home page of its website, the Director General of the Board of Deputies, Neville Nagler, alleged that ‘funds raised by organisations such as Hamas and Interpal are used to undermine the peace process and strengthen the infrastructure of terrorism in the Palestinian Territories.’
‘The Government must do everything in its power to ensure that no money can be raised in this country for the funding of such terrorist organisations, Nagler said.’
As reported by the Muslim News, London

December 2005
Announcement on the website of the Board of Deputies of British Jews
The Board of Deputies and the UK-registered charity Interpal announce that they have reached an out-of-court settlement of libel proceedings relating to an item published by the Board on this website in September 2003. In the item, we referred to ‘terrorist organisations such as Hamas and Interpal’. We would like to make it clear that we should not have described Interpal in this way and we regret the upset and distress our item caused.

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