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    • mickihaifa
    • 19.12.12 | 09:46 (IST)

    Lobbying for any group from inside or outside the US or Israel should be legal with foreign interest registration and without tax penalties. However if money or gifts are exchanged in support of the lobbyist's interests that lobbyist should be permanently banned from contact with any governmental official or agency. In the case of foreign nationals engaging in gift giving, they should be expelled from the country with no possibility of return. Lobbying is a healthy exchange of ideas often resulting in the introduction of excellent systems and changes in the law. But it must be performed without pressure or compensation to anyone empowered to effect the outcome of the lobbyists efforts.

    from the article: Lieberman opposes Russian law restricting foreign donors, despite pushing Israeli version
    First published 09:10 19.12.12 | Last updated 01:46 19.12.12
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