Erdan to Kahlon: Stop giving tax breaks to Amnesty

"Amnesty International is an organization that promotes delegitimization and boycotts against the State of Israel and IDF soldiers," said Erdan in a letter.

December 20, 2018 11:59
Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan

Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)


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“Amnesty International is an organization that promotes delegitimization and boycotts against the State of Israel and IDF soldiers,” wrote Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan in a letter addressed to Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon on Thursday, calling on him to stop granting tax benefits to the group.

“The organization is conducting a wide and ongoing campaign under the title ‘Israeli Occupation: 50 Years of Settlement’ calling on countries and international companies to boycott products from Judea and Samaria,” he wrote.

At the end of December, Amnesty International’s approval as a public institution for contributions under Section 46 of the Income Tax Ordinance will expire.

The law for Harm Prevention to the State of Israel through Boycott (2011) states that the finance minister may decide if a body who knowingly published public calls for boycotts against the State of Israel should be considered a public institution for the purposes of section 46 of the Income Tax Ordinance.

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