Coalition rebel Oren: NGO bill downgrades Israeli democracy in world’s eyes

February 9, 2016 14:52


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The NGO transparency bill will cause strategic harm to Israel’s relations with the West, MK Michael Oren (Kulanu) warned of the legislation that passed a first reading Monday night.

Oren was the most vocal critic of the bill in the coalition, and skipped the late-night vote in which it passed a first reading 50-43 without finding someone from the opposition to offset him, an act of rebellion against the coalition.

The Justice Ministry bill says that, in addition to an existing law requiring the reporting of foreign government funding, any nonprofit organization that receives most of its funding from a foreign political entity will have to label itself as such in any publications.

If the bill becomes law, it is likely to impact mostly left-wing NGOs, which receive the bulk of foreign government funding.

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