democracy - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
  • p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '9'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '22'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap
    • jpmorgan
    • 13.11.11 | 17:10 (IST)

    not one argument why preventing foreign countries from influencing our internal political process is "undemocratic". In the US any such org would have to register as a foreign agent with various limitations imposed. There is "democratic" right of foreign countries to fund direct lobbying within the Israeli political system. It is a direct interference in the internal affairs of a soverign country. What would Spain say France funded so called NGO's to support the freedom of the Basque region? What would the US say if Mexico funded so called NGO;s supporting massive illegal immigration into the US? It is a ridiculous situation an we should not be intimidated by leftist fear mongering about our "reputation". Also the people on this site are certainly supportive of massive Israeli funding of NGO's in Turkey to support the independence of the Kurds (most oppressed nation on earth) or in Egypt to support the civil and physical liberty of the Coptic Christians (an endangered species).

    from the article: Israeli ministers back bills to limit funding for human rights groups
    First published 14:48 13.11.11 | Last updated 14:48 13.11.11
Haaretz Headlines
Kako Yamena with her mother Yordanes, in an Israeli hospital after Kako was stabbed in 2014.
Eritrean carer of stabbed baby girl summoned to Holot detention center

The asylum seeker, 36, cared for Kako Yamena after she was stabbed by an Israeli man in Tel Aviv, in 2014.

03:54 09.02.16 | 0 comments
Israeli soldiers in Gaza during operation protective edge, 2014.
Rehab village sees wave of former Israeli soldiers seeking treatment after 2014 Gaza war

IDF operations have led to 'waves' of Israelis suffering from a psychotic episode or other mental health crises to seek care at Kfar Izun holistic treatment village, says founder and former officer Omri Frish.

12:14 09.02.16 | 2 comments
The Sde Brir phosphate mine, near Arad.
Israeli desert town mounts court fight to protect air quality

Arad goes to High Court of Justice to try to block new phosphate mine.

03:56 09.02.16 | 0 comments
A rabbinical court in Jerusalem.
Suit claims gender discrimination in Israeli rabbinical courts’ tender

New tender says it is intended for both men and women – but requires applicants to already work for the rabbinical court, effectively disqualifying female candidates.

04:02 09.02.16 | 1 comments