Tzipi Hotovely 311.
(photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)
MK Tzipi Hotovely (Likud) commended Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Monday
for supporting a bill she proposed with MK Ofir Akunis (Likud) and Israel
Beiteinu faction chairman MK Robert Ilatov that would prevent Israeli NGOs from
receiving funding from foreign governments and international organizations, such
as the UN.
“The absurd situation in which foreign governments, mostly
Europeans, try to influence policy in the State of Israel by funding
organizations that act against the IDF and the state must end,” Hotovely said,
following a Channel 2 report saying that Netanyahu will back the
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“It would be better if each country dealt with its own
internal matters, and not try to meddle in our issues without understanding the
damage they cause,” she added.
“This bill could solve part of the
problems with cash flow into the region.”
According to the bill’s text,
its purpose is to stop foreign governments from influencing “the political
discourse, character and policies of the State of Israel.”
“This bill is
not meant to harm social organizations,” the bill reads. “It is meant to stop
the involvement of foreign countries in Israeli politics through support for