NGO Bill Stirring Up A Storm, Again

Renewed effort to label human rights groups is test of Netanyahu’s coalition.

01/12/2016 - 19:30
Contributing Editor

Tel Aviv —  It’s not every day that Israel’s government gets a public slap on the wrist from the U.S. government and the Anti-Defamation League.

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked is pressing the NGO bill in the face of U.S. criticism. Getty Images

Inquiries Into Left-Wing NGOs Could Violate Rights, Israel AG Says

02/20/2011 - 19:00

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- The establishment of panels of inquiry to look into the funding and activities of left-leaning non-governmental organizations could violate basic human rights, Israel's attorney general said.

Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein made the statement Sunday in a brief filed with Israel's Supreme Court, in response to a petition asking the court to prevent the establishment of such Knesset inquiry panels.

The Knesset is set to vote next week on a bill that would establish two panels to look into the funding sources and activities of left-wing organizations.

Quash Bill Probing NGOs, Peres Tells Knesset

01/17/2011 - 19:00

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Israeli President Shimon Peres called on the Knesset to reject proposed legislation that establishes a committee to investigate the funding of left-leaning human rights groups.

By a vote of 47-16, the Knesset earlier this month gave preliminary passage to the measure. The parliamentary panel would probe the funding and activities of left-wing and human rights organizations and NGOs.

Human Rights Day 2010: A Day to Lament

12/07/2010 - 19:00
Special to the Jewish Week

The international community on December 10 marks International Human Rights Day, the anniversary of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Genocide Conventions. Unfortunately, there is more to lament than celebrate. Although numerous institutions and organizations were established to protect and advance these rights, the international community fails to live up to its moral commitments.

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