On April 15, 2021, Representative Betty McCollum (D-MN) introduced the “U.S. Commitment to the Universal Human Rights of Palestinians Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act.” This is McCollum’s third such bill in recent years – written in conjunction with anti-Israel NGOs, and meant to advance BDS and demonization of Israeli companies and defense forces.
NGO Monitor will continuously update this page regarding legislation in the Knesset relating to NGOs and delegitimization campaigns against Israel.
Gerald Steinberg argues that instead of sending inaccurate and biased letters in response to the proposed NGO law, European government officials should work to make the law unnecessary by increasing transparency and ceasing to fund politicized NGOs.
A significant number of MEPs who signed a letter to Knesset opposing NGO Legislation have previously supported BDS Campaigns and participated in the demonization of Israel.