Gerald Steinberg maintains that instead of problematic draft legislation, which is exploited to promote campaigns that demonize Israel as anti-democratic and anti-human rights, the government should produce a coherent and long-term strategy to defend Israel's sovereignty.
Instead of proceeding to legislative proposals, says Prof. Gerald Steinberg, Knesset members should hold hearings and invite European officials to explain double standards and huge budgets for fringe Israeli political advocacy NGOs.
Prof. Gerald Steinberg discusses NGO Monitor's research and calls for NGO funding transparency in a Haaretz feature article.
Prof. Gerald Steinberg explains that European governments support political advocacy in Israel without accountability, and that "transparency is the main issue."
In its coverage of Knesset bills to limit foreign funding of NGOs, JTA quoted NGO Monitor, explaining the legislation reflects a "deep concern among Israels democratically elected representatives."