Reform Jews join ADL, AJC in opposing Israel’s NGO 'transparency' bill

By JTA
January 13, 2016 07:52

 
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The Reform movement opposes a proposed Israeli law that would require NGOs to prominently state whether they get most of their funding from other governments.

The statement Tuesday by the Union for Reform Judaism brings to three the major centrist US Jewish groups opposing the bill approved last week by Israel’s Cabinet and initiated by the justice minister, Ayelet Shaked. The Anti-Defamation League and the American Jewish Committee also oppose the law.

The URJ in its statement noted that the law disfavors left-wing NGOs, which are likelier to receive most of their funds from governments, while leaving untouched right-wing NGOs, which are likelier to receive money from foreign individuals.

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