By Robyn Rosen, May 27, 2010
The trade union Unison has refused the Trade Union Friends of Israel (TUFI) a stall at its annual conference, despite assurances that last year's ban would be lifted.
TUFI, which aims to improve trade union relationships between Israel and Palestine, has run a stall at the conference previously, but last year was refused due to a "security threat" following the Gaza conflict.
After the conference, TUFI was assured it would be considered this year.
Stephen Scott, director of TUFI, said: "We are disappointed that for the second year running we have not been allowed to exhibit.