UK's Hague 'concerned' about bills to limit NGO funding

By JPOST.COM STAFF
December 7, 2011 17:56




UK Foreign Secretary William Hague expressed concern Wednesday over proposals to pass legislation in the Knesset that would limit foreign funding of NGOs.

"Britain is deeply concerned by proposals to pass legislation in the Israeli Knesset that would limit foreign funding of NGOs. This would have a serious impact on projects funded from the UK and elsewhere to support universal rights and values and would be seen as undermining the democratic principles the Israeli state is founded on," Hague said in a statement.

"While the passing of legislation is a matter for the Israeli Knesset, we strongly call upon all involved to reconsider this move and for the Israeli Government to make clear its own opposition to it.”


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