The Knesset passes a law that imposes stricter controls on liberal human rights groups in particular. This draws sharp criticism from the opposition.
Benjamin Netanyahu during Monday night’s session Photo: reuters
Parliament in Israel has passed a controversial law that imposes stricter regulations on numerous human rights organizations. On Monday night, 57 lawmakers spoke in favor of the bill, while 48 opposed it. It targets groups that receive more than half of their grants from foreign governments or political groups. Virtually only liberal organizations are affected. This is because hardline groups rely primarily on private donations, which the law exempts.