Since 2009, the Israeli public, media, government and Knesset (legislature) have been conducting an intense debate on massive foreign government funding for highly political non-governmental organizations (NGOs). This ongoing conversation and various legislative initiatives have attempted to address the manipulation of Israeli democracy by foreign governments through NGO funding, and on the influence of these groups.
The resources provided below deal with the core questions and present the basic facts, to promote a more informed and substantive discussion on these complex issues.
- Report: NGOs in Israel 101: Background to the Debate and FAQs, November 15, 2011
- Table: Foreign Government Funding for Israeli Political NGOs 2009/2010, November 15, 2011
- Report: The Israeli NGO Transparency Bill – Essential Background and Translation, August 17, 2010
Translations of Proposed Legislation
- Income of Public Institutions Receiving Donations from A Foreign State Entity, December 1, 2011
- Law for the Prevention of Harm to the State of Israel through Boycotts, July 11, 2011
- Amendment – Banning Support by a Foreign State Entity, June 2011
- Taxation of public institutions that receive donations from a Foreign State Entity, June 2011
- NGO Transparency Bill, August 2010