Israeli NGOs will be required to report how much funding they receive from foreign governments, or from sources that are primarily funded by foreign governments.
It won't stop them from receiving the money. Just expose it.
The bill is a response to the Goldstone incident, where foreign interests and foreign governments (who do not have Israel's best interest at heart) helped fund Israeli Leftwing NGO's reports and research against Israel.
The NIF and other leftist groups are fighting this tooth and nail. Radical leftist groups are calling this bill "McCarthyist".
It just doesn't sit well with me.
On one hand here we have the NIF running a campaign call "We won't shut our mouths", saying they won't be shut up. They say they are all for transparency.
But when it comes to actually putting their money where their mouth is, suddenly they don't want to sing.
And they've got it all wrong anyway.
Im Tirtzu and concerned citizens of Israel DON'T want the NIF to shut up. We don't want the NIF to be quiet.
We want them to, quite loudly, tell the country about all their activities, all the activities they are funding, and who is giving them the money to run those activities.
For years, the NIF slipped under the wire of public consciousness.
But when the public became aware of the NIF and many of the activities they are running and funding the public became outraged.
So NIF, please don't shut your mouth.
The greatest threat to the activities of the NIF is public exposure of those activities and funding sources.
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