Knesset Speaker: Likud does not stand up for free speech in Israel

14.11.2011                      17.Cheschwan. 5772

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Knesset Speaker: Likud does not stand up for free speech in Israel

Likud leader chastises own party for promoting bills that would limit foreign funding of human rights NGOs, leaving Likud leaders 'isolated at home.'

Knesset Speaker and Likud stalwart Reuven Rivlin criticized the direction his party is heading on Sunday, in the wake of the preliminary approval of two bills that would limit foreign funding for Israeli human rights organizations.
“The heads of the Likud are isolated at home,” stated Rivlin at a Likud Party ceremony at the party’s headquarters in central Tel Aviv. “When a member of Likud openly defends freedom of expression, he is seen as detached from reality,” said Rivlin, hinting at fellow party members Dan Meridor and Benny Begin who openly opposed the proposals….