According to a Monday report on Channel 2, the Ministerial Committee on Legislation will debate legislation barring foreign governments and international organizations from contributing to leftist organizations, and both Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman will back the bill.
The bill's brief said that it "seeks to bar Israeli organizations from accepting donations from governments and international bodies such as the United Nations and the European Union, in light of the inciting activities by many groups that operate under the guise of 'human rights groups' and wish to affect the political discourse and even the very nature of the State of Israel."
The Chairman of the Yisrael Beiteinu faction MK Robert Ilatov, who – together with MK Tzipi Hotovely (Likud) – formulated the bill, told Ynet that the legislation aims "to stop external elements from interfering in our internal affairs."
The bill, MK Hotovely added, "will debunk organizations and associations trying to hurt Israel."
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