November 14, 2011

'TIL THERE'S NOTHING LEFT TO RESPECT:

Bills limiting NGO funding pass Knesset committee (JTA, 11/13/11)

A Knesset committee approved two bills that would impose restrictions on foreign funding to nongovernmental organizations in Israel.

The bills approved Sunday in the Ministerial Committee for Legislation by a vote of 11 to 5 will be brought in the coming days to the full Knesset for a preliminary reading. [...]

"These two bills are a severe affront to Israel's democratic character and part of a larger effort on the part of specific MKs to curtail the work of human rights and social change organizations whose agenda and/or activities differ from their political views," The Association for Civil Rights in Israel said in a position paper distributed twice to lawmakers before the vote.

Posted by at November 14, 2011 6:15 AM
  

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