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UK 'concerned' by foreign funding bill
Ynet reporters
Published: 07.12.11, 19:37
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1. To all the leftist european scum: shove it!
Arthur ,   SF, CA   (12.07.11)
2. Interesting
Gee ,   Zikron Yaakov   (12.07.11)
So the United States and Canada are not considered democracies by Mr. Hague. They better demand an apology right now for insulting their countries.
3. Israel should retaliate
elhrac ,   USA   (12.07.11)
by funding subversive and anarchist groups in the UK.
4. In order to correct the problem....
Gideon Reader   (12.07.11)
...the British political echelon have collectively very kindly offered to re-create the style, circumstances and feel of their long gone "Mandate Days", including beatings, incarcaration , murders and imposing their lovely oppression of the Jewish people. Ain't it grand that so many outside nationa; all of whom have grave social, economic and political challenges are willing to help those annoying dumbassed JOOZ and their sh___y little country find the correct path towards democracy? A huge Todah Rabah, and obyurs very much.
5. Democracy
Joe Sombrero ,   USA   (12.07.11)
Stop Spying On Israel. Anyone has any doubts that foreign governments and the United States is funding political NGOs in Israel to influence Israeli policy one only has to take a look at the US Embassy Tel Aviv Facebook page and take a look at the likes. Notice all the left wing political political NGOs listed.
6. Human Rights
Joe Sombrero ,   USA   (12.07.11)
So when was Peace Now and Settlement Watch not a political organization? How is it a Human Rights group?
7. William Hague; Turncoat
Norbus ,   Jerusalem   (12.07.11)
For a man who sold out to Berlin for the pension, it is rich to talk about foreign interference in Israel internal affairs.
8. Hague..shirtlifting turncoat..fuiii!
Mark ,   Lodz, Poland   (12.07.11)
He used to be very pro-Israel when it complemented his political agenda. I guess it doesn't any more and he has to tow his party line. There were times in the past when Irish Americans were funding the IRA. The Brits didn't take too kindly to this. Hague's overtures are pure hypocrisy.
9. Hague and Clinton want undermine Israeli democracy
Frank ,   Florida   (12.07.11)
10. I don't know anything about the leftist bill really....
Henry from New York ,   USA   (12.07.11)
So I won't comment on that, but has Hague put much focus on what seem to be more pressing issues? Syria and Iran should be at the top of his list in my opinion.
11. Hmm. I wonder.
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (12.07.11)
Back in the 1970s, did Mr. Hague find it threatening to British democratic principles when the U.K. enacted about a dozen laws prohibiting funds from reaching the provisional IRA ? Or does a different set of rules apply to Israel? The U.K.'s "concerns" do not pass the laugh test. Not even close.
12. The only thing it undermines...
Vlad   (12.07.11)
Is European meddling in Israeli politics.
13. so what
daze ,   US   (12.07.11)
Who cares what the brits say. As for weinstein, if he is anything like his predecessor mazuz, he should be fired. To #3, nice thought, but I have no doubt the brits have laws preventing such an action
14. Haig, Clinton & EU rep. complain about 'leftist law.....
tiki ,   belgium   (12.07.11)
It must be a very good law, if these hypocrites are in a 'coordinated offensive against legislation of a new ISRAELI law. Israel is an independed country and Haig & Clinton & Stanly (whoever he is or who elected him), are no members of this governement. Nobody asked for their opinion or their vote. The hypocrisie dripping of these people is like melting 'schmalz (fat)
15. Good thing Moses led us out of Egypt and not Bibi
Rachel ,   US   (12.07.11)
We would still be there building pyramids! All Pharoah would have to do is say "boo!"
16. May G_d bless and keep the British...
Praying Peter   (12.07.11)
so busy with their own desperate problems that they'll forget to slander and squeeze Israel. Amen.
17. Britain is concerned..., that it will not be able to get its
Adam Smith   (12.07.11)
nose into the internal affairs of the sovereign state of Israel. To the best of my recollection, the Mandate ended at midnight, 14 May 1948!! It is time to let go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
18. #15
Henry from New York ,   USA   (12.07.11)
He did? We built pyramids? When was all this?
19. Now we know for sure that foreign donations
Keren ,   IL-BR   (12.07.11)
to leftist organizations in Israel must be completely cut and not only limited.
20. Israel's enemies are upset with this excellent law.
Chaim ,   Israel   (12.07.11)
Israel's enemies are upset with the most excellent law which restricts the foreign fundng of destructive leftist groups. William Hague is one of Israel's very thinly disguised haters. Their dislike of the bill underlines it's correctness, importance and, most of all, it's profoundly beneficial impact on Israel. Other democracies have long long since recognized the need to protect their nations from hostile foreign intervention.
21. First USA is upset and now UK.
Israeli 2   (12.07.11)
Is this how the State of Israel was created? We support your statehood ONLY if you do as we dictate.??????
22. To the British: Clean up your own backyard!
Jake Stone ,   USA   (12.07.11)
The Sun set on their Empire a long time ago; they're are nothing! The reason they are crying, now, is because they're probably one of the main-supporters for these left-wing organizations who seditiously try to undermine the very democracy that protects their rights. Pure Evil! May God strike these groups down...He will! God bless Israel...and praying for the peace of Jerusalem!
23. Outside funding
DEB ,   Wash DC   (12.07.11)
It is foreign gov.s and NGO's. These leftist and Islamist people are not trying to help Israell for sure, but only achieve their subversive goals. You see what it has done to the US with Obama and other liberal democrats running the country into the ground.
24. Unbelievable
USA   (12.07.11)
UK doesn't have more important things to be "concerned" about? Really? That goes for Amwrica too.
25. Hague is not telling the truth
Ellen ,   Israel/USA   (12.07.11)
In the story he says,According to Hague the bill "would have a serious impact on projects funded from the UK and elsewhere to support universal rights and values." In other words, we would not be able to bribe organizations to support OUR definitions of universal rights and values!
26. Yeah well what did we expect
Ussishkin ,   Tel Aviv Israel   (12.08.11)
From the chauvinistic, little Israel, paranoia filled, ostriches, amazingly mostly from Chutz L'Aretz and obviously card carrying T-party members? What do you all say about the most right wing Premier ever doing precisely what the UK Government urged, and shelving the bill?
27. Hague is a hypocrite and a liar
Alexander ,   Tel Aviv, Israel   (12.07.11)
If Mr Hague wants to support universal rights and values he has to answer to questions: 1) Why do you have to interfer with Israel's domestic affairs? Do you "accept" our right to exist as long as we do precisely whay you say? The British Empire is dead and British people are not superior to Jews. Get over yourselves and your British arrogance. We are not your slaves or servants. We are free human beings. 2) If you Mr Hague admit that Israel is a democracy, then why teach us about universal rights and values? Do universal rights and values include dictating to Israel - a de facto independent and sovereign state, what we should do in our country? Interfering with Israeli politics through European/British funds goes against our democratic rights, it goes against our independence and sovereignty, it goes against the will of the majority of the Israelis, it goes against our national interests and it certainly goes against bombastic terms such as "universal rights and values". I don't think British imperialism and interference with Israeli domestic affairs are considered to be "universal rights and values". But protecting Israel from foreign and hostile governments such as yourself Mr Hague absolutely protects Israeli democracy, most Israelis suport it, and it is consistent with universal rights and values since it respects the will of the Jewish/Israeli people. Now, regarding "universal rights and values" - was the British empire a prime example of that universal tolerance and brotherly love?
28. no brainer
Mike ,   London, UK   (12.08.11)
leftists are the enemies of the Jews and Israel. Dont pass up this opportunity to strike them a blow.
29. The British degenerats are pissing their pants in fear of
tom ,   tel aviv   (12.08.11)
Islam, the "Religion of Peace" & it's followers. We, the Israelis will not allow our Lunatic Left to bring us to our knees, like their antisemitic European brothers-in-arms have done to their populations!
30. To the former great brittain
John ,   NZ   (12.08.11)
Mind your own business and stop funding organisations that try to subvert Israel's democratic process you bunch of hypocrites.
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