NGO Parliamentary committee bills likely to fall

By GIL STERN STERN HOFFMAN
July 19, 2011 21:32

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Two controversial bills that would form parliamentary commissions of inquiry to investigate leftist non-governmental organizations are expected to not receive enough support to pass in votes in the Knesset on Wednesday.

The first, submitted by Israel Beiteinu MK Faina Kirschenbaum, would probe the damage done by the NGOs to the IDF. The second, sponsored by Likud MK Danny Danon, would investigate the contributions the NGOs received from foreign countries.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu opposes both bills as do multiple Likud ministers and Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin. Most of the Likud faction however will support the legislation.

Israel Beiteinu has asked for a role call vote to embarrass right-wing MKs who oppose the bills. Party officials said that if Kirschenbaum's bill is defeated, she will immediately submit it again in hopes it will pass at a later date.

Related Content

Breaking news
August 19, 2018
Iran defense minister: Iran to unveil new fighter jets

By REUTERS