By Simon Rocker, May 16, 2008
The Charity Commission has supported the right of War on Want to be involved in a pro-Palestinian demonstration last weekend.
War on Want’s campaigning on Israel — including opposition to its security barrier — has previously drawn complaints that it is operating outside its charitable remit.
But the commission stated this week that it is satisfied that the anti-poverty group is working within the rules.
A spokesman for the charity watchdog said: “The concerns that the commission considered related predominantly to War on Want’s support for trade sanctions against Israel.