First Steps Toward Silencing Dissent

The real goal of the ultra-nationalist right in the Knesset is much bigger, and far more dangerous, than putting a few radical NGOs out of business.

A new bill that would penalize NGOs at odds with Israeli government policy has cleared the first legislative hurdles in the Knesset. Thankfully, it will probably never become law. Justice Minister Tzipi Livni has already announced her decision to appeal it and Attorney General Weinstein has stated that he would be unable to...