Israeli MPs take first step to pass contentious NGO law

(L to R) Israeli left-wing NGO presidents, Hagai El-Ad, Reut Michaeli, Yuli Novak, Tania Hary and Jafar Farah, attend a press conference on a draft law demanding that NGOs receiving funding from foreign governments declare it in official reportsA controversial bill that would compel NGOs receiving most of their funding from foreign governments to declare it in official reports passed its first reading in the Israeli parliament early Tuesday. Two more readings of the bill by the parliament, or Knesset, are required for it to become law. The text has renewed tension between one of the most rightwing governments in Israeli history and the United States and the European Union.

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