Israeli Ministers Push Bill to Punish Radical NGOs, The Daily Star, AFP, December 15, 2013
NGO Monitor… whose motto is “Making NGOs Accountable” said that although “extensive foreign-government funding for non-governmental organisations that lead international campaigns demonising Israel is a serious source of concern,” proposals such as Shaked’s “are ill advised, not enforceable and damage Israel’s vital national interests.”
Livni Blocks Bill Limiting Foreign Gov’t Donations to Far-Left NGOs, Lahav Harkov, The Jerusalem Post, December 15, 2013
[W]atchdog organization NGO Monitor, which often comes out against organizations like the ones listed in the bill, said “legislative proposals that go beyond democratic transparency and accountability for these NGOs are ill-advised, not enforceable and damaging to Israel’s vital national interests.”
Rather than passing new bills NGO Monitor called to enforce a law passed in 2011, requiring NGOs’ funding to be fully transparent.
Tzipi Livni Blocks Bill that Curbs Tax Benefits to Anti-Israel NGOs, JNS.org, December 15, 2013
Jerusalem-based watchdog group NGO Monitor opposed the legislation, saying it prefers to “expose” anti-Israel groups rather than fine them.
“Legislative proposals that go beyond democratic transparency and accountability for these NGOs are ill-advised, not enforceable, and damage Israel’s vital national interests,” NGO Monitor said in a statement.
Click here to read NGO Monitor’s response to proposed restrictions on foreign government funding for Israeli political advocacy NGOs.