State says nobody has a right to sell the drafts on the open market for a profit, as this infringes on the state's right to keep an asset 'of deep symbolic significance' that belongs to the state and the public.01:40 27.11.15 | 0 comments
Livni is wrong (as usual). Israel is already a country where "everyone can voice his or her opinion". No, this is all about foreign interference in the internal affairs of a sovereign, democratic state. Why is it that the UK, Norway, and other European countries think they have the right to promote policies contrary to those of the elected Israeli government? In the US organizations so dependent on foreign government funding would be required to register as foreign agents. That's what groups like Betzelem are. And Israel is fully within their rights to regulate such funding. One could also ask why the Euros are devoting more money to "human rights" organizations in Israel than they do in the Arab world where they're more needed. If these groups resonated with more of the Israeli public, they'd get their funding from fellow citizens. But they're far outside the mainstream; that's why they turn to outsiders.