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Knesset Passes Law Restricting NGO Political Campaign Funding

The Knesset voted into law on Monday, March 20, a bill restricting non-profit organizations which seek to promote political agendas during election campaigns. Forty-one lawmakers voted in favor, while 27 opposed the bill. Far-right Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu initiated the legislation, after the extensive campaign waged by the American-based V15 organization to oust him from…

Extreme-right Yisrael Beitinu chairman MK Avigdor Lieberman as satirized in the television program “Eretz Nehederet”

Lieberman Bill Would Deny Campaign Funding for Hadash Because of Its Support for Boycotting Settlement Products

Chairman of the extreme-right Yisrael Beitinu party, MK Avigdor Lieberman, introduced on Thursday, June 18, a bill to deny all government funding for any party or Knesset member who calls for a boycott, or through their actions encourage a boycott of Israel or Israeli goods from the occupied territories. The legislation, introduced as an amendment…

MK Odeh during his brief speech in the Knesset

MK Odeh: “Black Flag of Racism Flies over Netanyahu’s New Government”

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition was formally sworn in on Thursday night, May 14, after a raucous Knesset session that saw constant heckling, along with accusations by opposition leader Isaac Herzog (Labor) that the freshly inaugurated government was “a circus.” The Netanyahu government, formed after arduous negotiations following the March 17 elections, finally took office…