The United Nations is urging local government pension schemes (LGPS) to divest from companies linked to Israel’s settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem - which are illegal under international law.
Lothian Pension Fund no longer holds shares in an Israeli bank which finances illegal West Bank settlements.
A row has broken out after Strathclyde Pension Fund has been accused of a lack of transparency over its investments in “problematic” companies.
Campaigners in Scotland have welcomed a UK Supreme Court ruling which means council pension funds can divest from firms operating in Palestinian territories occupied by Israel.
A new airline route between Israel and Scotland has been criticised as most Palestinians are barred from using Ben Gurion Airport.
The US is to withhold more than £45m in aid for the UN relief agency for Palestinians, a move that could prove “catastrophic” for the humanitarian organisation and half a million children.