why exactly is this such a terrible and oppressive bill? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • zionist forever
    • 13.11.11 | 17:02 (IST)

    Unelected foreign NGOS and foreign governments will be limited to donations of 20,000 Shekel. The article specifies that its human rights groups which makes it sound terrible whilst some are legitimate charities the vast majority of the groups that get this money have political agendas. The governments and NGOS give huge sums to these groups because they want the money to be used to try and increase the influence of these groups in Israeli politics. Basically foreign governments are trying to buy influence in Israeli politics which undermines the democratic process. The US and many of these EU countries have laws banning things like this so why shouldn't Israel have laws controlling who donates what to who? A bill like this is good for democracy and the only reason the foreign governments are saying it will harm Israel's standards as a democratic country is because they want to continue buying their way into Israel politics. I think in this case Bibi should be commended for not caving into international pressure and allowing this pro democracy bill to be presented to the Knesset.

    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
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