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Critics decry NGO bill as blow to Israeli democracy – The Times of Israel 27.12.15
Herzog says legislation is ‘bullet between the eyes’ for Israel’s international standing and helps country’s enemies. Right-wing organisations are mainly funded by private donors and not subject to the proposed legislation.
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Tzipi Livni blasts Israeli Finance Minister for backing bill seeking to out Left-wing NGOs – Haaretz 26.12.15

Ambassador faces punishment after Nazi-quoting post – YnetNews 28.12.15              ‘Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peace makers [pacifists] for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.’ – Hermann Goering quoted on Facebook by the Israeli Ambassador to Switzerland, Yigal Caspi, following the passing of the NGO bill.

More revelations re funding of settlements, right-wing groups funding December 12, 2015

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