C'tee passes 2 bills limiting funding to NGOs

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November 13, 2011 15:20

 
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The Ministerial Committee for Legislation passed on Sunday two bills - with a majority of eleven versus five - that will limit the ability of foreign governments and international organizations to contribute to Israeli NGOs.

One bill, proposed by Likud MK Ophir Akunis will ban foreign governments or international organizations, such as the UN, from donating over NIS 20,000 to political NGOs that seek to influence Israeli policy.

The second bill, proposed by Yisrael Beitinu's MK Fania Kirschenbaum will levy a 45 percent tax on donations from foreign governments to any NGO in Israel.

Lahav Harkov contributed to this report

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