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Rethink probe of groups, AJC urges Knesset

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/nation_world/article/rethink_probe_of_groups_ajc_urges_knesset_20110106

The American Jewish Committee called on Israel's Knesset to reconsider its decision to form a parliamentary committee to investigate Israeli groups critical of the country's military. “The Knesset’s action today contravenes the democratic principles that are Israel’s greatest strength,” AJC Executive Director David Harris said in a statement released Wednesday. “Israel’s vibrant democracy not only can survive criticism, but it also thrives and is improved by it.” The initiative, proposed by the Yisrael Beiteinu Party, passed Wednesday by a vote of 47 to 1

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