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    • 15.11.11 | 20:04 (IST)

    In a democracy, everyone has a right and a responsibility to speak and speak publicly. And last time I checked, Mr Peres was a citizen of Israel. As has already been stated many times, in many places, the US law--The Foreign Agents Registration Act--is not at all like the current bill. It requires US organizations to disclose and register foreign donations. It does not outlaw or limit those donations. Can you see the difference? The US bill only calls for transparency, which allows citizens to make informed decisions about the agendas of those organizations, while the Israeli law fiscally penalizes those institutions for taking unpopular positions. I've noticed that many posters here draw a false equivalency between the two laws, but they are vastly different. But then, they are the same people who think that a politician, of all people, has no right to speak freely about the law.

    from the article: Peres: Israeli right-wing bills are 'digression from democracy'
    First published 18:16 15.11.11 | Last updated 18:16 15.11.11
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