Netanyahu Reiterates Support for NGO Bill, Announces Amendments
In what appears to be a response to international criticism, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Sunday that two changes would be made to the controversial NGO transparency bill. While reiterating his support for the bill, Netanyahu said that activists visiting the Israeli parliament will not be compelled to wear name tags, and NGOs will now have to account for every dollar donated.
Speaking at the weekly cabinet meeting, Netanyahu said that knowing the funding of NGOs is the “correct thing in a democracy.”
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