The new law, meant to silence organizations critical of the Israeli military, requires NGOs receiving 50% donation from foreign sources to declare it, but Breaking the Silence and B'Tselem say they're under the threshold
A proposed bill that would require non-profit organizations that get most of their funding from foreign governments to disclose that in contacts with Israeli officials.
The passage of the NGO Law that limits anti-occupation organizations is a glaring example of the way efforts to silence opposition to the occupation are undermining our entire democratic structure
The education minister just added the Association of Civil Rights in Israel to B’Tselem and Breaking the Silence, organizations that have been the focus of government persecution for some time
The national consensus is that the Palestinians' fate under Israeli rule is an internal Israeli matter. Any involvement of non-Israelis in the issue is rude, foreign interference
Next week two initiatives will be launched in the Knesset aimed at silencing opponents of the occupation
German Foreign Ministry spokesperson says Germany grouped Israel together with China and Russia because all three recently passed laws against transferring foreign government funds to civil society organizations
Netanyahu's new draft bill wants not just to obligate human rights NGOs to report donations from 'foreign state entities,' but to impose a sweeping prohibition on them
Dr. Bibi and Mr. Netanyahu Israeli Prime Minister Initiated Extreme NGO Bill, but Also Softened It at the Last Minute
Netanyahu has yet to reveal the wording of the draconian NGO law he intends to promote, but it will likely run into diplomatic and legal difficulties
Prohibits gathering by Breaking the Silence in lottery-funded library because it is deemed political, even though similar events had taken place there in the past.
The post-politics of the 21st century is characterized by wholesale claims of victimhood. Such is the map of the Western right.
Ministers back bill to prohibit organizations from employing national service volunteers if they get majority of funding from foreign governments. As such, it'll mostly affect left-wing and human rights NGOs.
Like the NGO law, its sequel proposal lacks practical content, consisting mainly of attempts to delegitimize civil society organizations.
Legislation follows similar criteria as controversial 'NGO law,' by targeting organizations that receive at least half of their funding from abroad.
Prime minister compares French proposal to ban foreign funding of mosques to the recently passed Israeli NGO legislation: 'We too are concerned by such donations.'
The law is nothing more than a show of anti-democratic strength by the nationalist right, aimed at undermining and inciting against human rights organizations and nonprofits affiliated with the left.
Critical comments from U.S. come after EU issued a similar warning of the effects of the 'NGO Bill.'
Reporting requirements imposed on nonprofits 'seem aimed at constraining the activities of these civil society organizations working in Israel,' statement says.
Critics say law, which mandates special requirements for NGOs that get most of their funding from foreign governments, disproportionately targets human rights organizations.
Opposition lawmakers have submitted hundreds of amendments to the bill, which targets human rights organizations.
New wording of controversial legislation drops demand that foreign-funded non-profits have to announce their donors and wear name tags on entering the Knesset.
MK Nissan Slomiansky breaks with Habayit Hayehudi, rejects demand for NGOs to identify donors in court petitions, and for staff to wear name tags; opposition MKs slam anti-leftist slant of bill.
Ahead of Europe visit, president receives letter from five European leaders expressing 'concerns about the mounting pressure and recent attacks against civil society organization in Israel.'
'By 2018 there will be a different government here and an opportunity to act to change this law. If we had to report beginning now, the reality would be very bleak,' says activist.
The latest version of the bill specifies that organizations that receive most of their funding from 'private foreign elements' will be subject to reporting requirements.
Twenty-five of the 27 groups that would be impacted by the law, which requires them to disclose that a majority of their funding is from foreign governments, are organizations whose agenda is either left-wing or deals with human rights or social justice.
Knesset check finds 25 of 27 affected NGOs are human rights groups.
In comparison to refugee-besieged Western Europe, Israel, threatened by aggression and terrorism since its creation, does not look bad at all.
Prime Minister asks German chancellor to assist in mediating the return of soldiers' bodies from Hamas in Gaza.
Discussion on urgent asylum-seeker, stop-and-frisk bills overshadows final decision on controversial legislation targeting leftist groups.