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    • Gilad144
    • 17.01.11 | 11:56 (IST)

    The problem with money being given to left leaning organizations is that, so I believe, the origin of the money comes from a relatively small group of individuals and organizations. This places an enormous amount of unchecked power in the hands of a few. On the other hand, right leaning organizations receive, so I believe, donations from a far greater number of individuals and organizations. Anyone giving large amounts of money has the ear of those receiving it. To hide this information is undemocratic and dangerous. To limit the amounts arriving from one source, George Soros distributes large amounts of money to many organizations. Many of these same organizations then go onto passing funds to organizations in Israel and around the world, making individual donations seem smaller and less conspicuous. Add them all up and those like Mr. Soros, wield a tremendous amounts of power and a democracy cannot accept that Soros’s intentions are good for the majority. The last time I looked, the majority are a significant element in a democracy, or are they Mr. Soros? President Peres, you got this one wrong.

    from the article: Peres to Haaretz: Probe of Leftist NGOs harms Israeli democracy
    First published 01:52 17.01.11 | Last updated 01:52 17.01.11
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