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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Israel passes law targeting human rights groups

Israel passes law targeting human rights groups

Charlotte Silver Rights and Accountability 12 July 2016
https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/charlotte-silver/israel-passes-law-targeting-human-rights-groups?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+electronicIntifada+%28Electronic+Intifada%29
Israel’s parliament has approved a law that will require more than two dozen Israeli human rights groups to prominently declare that they receive over half their funding from foreign governments.
Known as the “transparency bill,” critics say the law is in fact meant to brand human rights groups as illegitimate.
After a lengthy debate on Monday night, the law received final appoval by 57 to 48 votes.https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/12/israel-passes-law-to-force-ngos-to-reveal-foreign-funding

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