The bill is officially aimed at preventing pressure on any soldier who volunteers to serve in the IDF, but Likud MK Yoav Kish clarified that he had initiated the bill to confront the pressures brought to bear on Christian Arabs who serve.
Millions of shekels invested in effort, which will come to fruition in weeks, senior Israeli official tells Knesset.
A larger majority and opposition support would be required to launch proceedings, making such moves – which Arab legislators call McCarthyism – less likely.
Critics say law, which mandates special requirements for NGOs that get most of their funding from foreign governments, disproportionately targets human rights organizations.
Prime minister notes that Sameh Shoukry's trip to Jerusalem signifies close ties with Egypt, which are a 'security and international asset for Israel.'
But she stops short of supporting Likud legislation banning parliamentarians from petitioning High Court in such situations.
Opposition lawmakers have submitted hundreds of amendments to the bill, which targets human rights organizations.
Gidi Orsher earns culture minister's wrath with reviling stereotypical post.
Bill calling for affirmative action for demobilized IDF soldiers also put on ice.
A Knesset panel approved the bill last week even though Arab legislators say they were promised it wouldn’t be discussed during the Id al-Fitr holiday.