Israeli Knesset to vote on divisive NGO bill

The Israeli Knesset has prepared to advance a controversial bill targeting non-governmental organisations (NGOs) that receive funding from foreign governments, amid accusations of a crackdown on human rights groups critical of Israeli policy.

Introduced by Ayelet Shaked, justice minister who is a member of the ultra-nationalist Jewish Home party, the bill will require NGOs who receive more than half of their funding from foreign governments to detail their finances online, as well as in public and promotional documents.

Dozens of Knesset members queued on Monday to speak about the bill in front of their colleagues, as reported by the Times of Israel.

-More at Aljazeera


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