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Israel approves contentious NGO foreign funding law

The Israeli parliament has finalised a controversial law compelling NGOs receiving most of their funding from foreign state entities to declare it in official reportsThe Israeli parliament finalised a controversial law compelling NGOs that receive most of their funding from foreign state entities to declare it in official reports, a spokesman said on Tuesday. “The law wishes to deal with the phenomenon of NGOs which represent foreign interests of foreign states, while acting under the cover of local organisations seeking to serve the interests of the Israeli public,” its introduction read. “Unlike the left’s claims, the law’s approval will increase transparency, contribute to creating a discourse that reflects Israeli public opinion, and will strengthen democracy,” he wrote on his Facebook page following the final vote.

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