Panel approves bill limiting foreign funding to NGOs

14.11.2011                      17.Cheschwan. 5772

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Panel approves bill limiting foreign funding to NGOs

5 ministers appeal decision by Ministerial C'tee; opposition MKs say proposed law undemocratic, leading state towards fascism.

The Ministerial Committee on Legislation on Sunday approved two bills limiting donations from foreign governments to NGOs – one by taxing them, and another by forbidding contributions over NIS 20,000.
Eleven ministers voted in favor of the bill, with five opposing it, including Government Services Minister Michael Eitan, Intelligence Agencies Minister Dan Meridor and Minister-without-Portfolio Bennie Begin, all from the Likud, as well as Independence members Industry, Trade and Labor Minister Shalom Simhon and Agricultural Minister Orit Noked….