21.07.2011 19.Tammus, 5771
Knesset nixes inquiry into NGOs by landslide
Bills proposing to probe activities, funding of left-wing NGOs turned down; FM calls PM’s behavior "grotesque," views campaign as "success."
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu scored a victory over his rival on the Right, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, on Wednesday night when the Knesset rejected Israel Beiteinu’s proposal to form a parliamentary inquiry committee to probe non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that target the IDF.
The bill fell short by a large margin – 57 to 28 – due to the opposition of Netanyahu and Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin as well as Likud ministers Gideon Sa’ar, Michael Eitan, Dan Meridor, Yuval Steinitz, Moshe Kahlon, and Bennie Begin….