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    • 06.05.10 | 11:29 (IDT)

    Change name from "rights groups" to "hostile foreign agencies" and the picture changes drastically (and becomes much clearer... at least in understanding how many see the situation). Unfortunately these organizations' selective attention and politics have undermined their claims of representing human rights. Their sources of funding and external support and their use as tools against a democratically elected government makes the alternative name even more applicable. Personally, I think holding them accountable for false allegations and revealing statistics on their funding and their work should be enough. Transparency is the best policy. Look at how well it worked with the NIF =)

    from the article: Poll: Majority of Israel's Jews back gag on rights groups
    First published 02:08 28.04.10 | Last updated 10:34 28.04.10
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