Lets hope that a bill with real teeth gets passed, enough already with foreign governments (like Norway) using Israel’s democracy against it. KGS
Netanyahu Seeks to Reword, Water Down NGO Bill
According to a report on Channel 2 News on Wednesday, Netanyahu has asked Cabinet Secretary Zvi Hauser to look at rewording the law so that it would distinguish between three types of NGOs.
The first group will be absolutely prohibited to accept any donations from foreign countries. It would include NGOs that support refusal to serve in the IDF, boycotts of Israel or an armed struggle against Israel. This group would include NGOs such as Adalah and Yesh Gvul.
The second group, consisting of purely welfare and educational organizations such as Magen David Adom and the Hebrew University, will be allowed to receive unlimited contributions.
Organizations in the third group are political in nature and will be required to pay a 45% tax for contributions they receive, unless their heads come before the Knesset for a hearing and are exempted from the tax. NGOs in this group would include the radical left Peace Now, B’Tselem and Physicians for Human Rights.
ALSO: EU spokesman claiming that that funds have not been transfered to the radical Leftist organization Peace Now.
Meanwhile, a senior official in one of the well-known Jerusalem-based NGOs is claiming that funds were transferred to Peace Now by the EU through a private bank account and not through the organization’s regular account. These claims, however, have not been confirmed.