NGO warfare

The debates over foreign government funding for NGOs reflects concern in politics.

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December 6, 2011 16:34
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Netanyahu, Cabinet meeting_311. (photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem)

 
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The heated debates over massive and secret foreign government funding for political advocacy NGOs (ostensibly non-governmental organizations) – such as B’Tselem, Yesh Din, Gisha, and many more – that marked the beginning of the current Knesset session reflect the continuing concern regarding these issues in Israeli politics.

The proposed legislation tabled by MKs Tzipi Hotovely (Likud) and Ofir Akunis (Likud), and a similar draft from MK Fania Kirshenbaum (Israel Beiteinu) renewed the conflicts that marked the end of the previous legislative session. And while the current responses are problematic in many respects, they have support from many Israelis seeking a solution to NGO warfare.

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