Legislative proposals that go beyond democratic transparency and accountability for these NGOs are ill advised, not enforceable, and damage Israels vital national interests.
Legislative proposals that go beyond transparency and suggest distinctions based on political motivations and ideology are polarizing, not enforceable, and damage Israels vital national interests.
Commissioner Pillay is either confused or is regurgitating false information from self-interested political NGOs, or both. Pillay, who heads one of the least transparent and closed international institutions, should embrace transparency and public accountability.
The more that Europe seeks to prevent the Israeli debate on the impact of these NGO campaigns that it funds, the more resentment this creates among the public, resulting in more legislative initiatives.
As NGO Monitor's detailed research and analysis have repeatedly demonstrated, the multiple legislative proposals are problematic and are probably not effective solutions. This does not mean, however, that real problems do not exist.