Shurat HaDin Shuts Down German BDS Bank Account

Shurat HaDin succeeded in closing the Jewish Voice for Just Peace in the Middle East  (EJJP) account, with the German Bank für Sozialwirtschaft (Bank of Social Economy), in Cologne Germany. On June 12, 2019, Shurat Hadin warned the bank that con­tinuing to permit the EJJP to utilize the bank’s financial services exposed it and its officers to potential criminal and civil liability under the United States Anti­-Terrorism Act.

Shurat HaDin warned the bank that EJJP is the sister organization of the radical anti-­Israel Jewish Voice for Peace in the United States, as well as an integral part of the anti­-Semitic BDS movement. As well, EJJP has close ties to the designated terrorist organization PFLP, and openly courts its members and former members who are convicted terrorists as speakers at its events.  Nitsana Darshan-­Leitner, when notified the account had been closed, stated:  “We applaud the bank for shutting down the account of this infamous hate group that has ties to the PFLP, an organization that was connected to the Munich Olympic massacre. European institutions that refuse to investigate whether their account holders are tied to terror might find them­selves both civilly and criminally liable.”