The return of McCarthyism - in Israel
It's hard to exaggerate the absurdity of a bill that calls for the surveillance and blacklisting of activists, petition-signers and authors of articles the government doesn’t like.
During the previous Knesset, the bill proposed by MKs Ofir Akunis and Faina Kirshenbaum that sought to hinder funding for human rights groups was shot down. MKs Ayelet Shaked and Robert Ilatov have tried to resurrect it by proposing another NGO bill last week and told the media that a “softer version of the NGO bill has returned.”
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