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  • NGO law: US ambassador meets Israel justice minister to voice ‘concerns’

    January 13, 2016 | 10:17 am

    The U.S. ambassador to Israel, Dan Shapiro, met with Israel’s justice minister and expressed reservations about her proposed law requiring NGOs to prominently announce substantial foreign funding.

    “Ambassador Shapiro sought more information about the draft legislation from the...

  • Advancing NGO bill, Israel’s Cabinet fires another shot at its critics

    December 29, 2015 | 10:52 am

    Its backers call it a victory for transparency. Opponents say it smacks of dictatorship.

    Either way, a new bill requiring certain Israeli nongovernmental organizations to publicly declare their foreign government funding is moving toward passage after it was approved by a Cabinet...

  • Proposed Israeli NGO law is hypocritical attack on left

    December 29, 2015 | 8:56 am

    Yet again the Israeli Knesset is considering legislation to single out and punish progressive nongovernmental organizations, particularly the human rights groups that are such a thorn in the side of those who favor the continued occupation of the West Bank.

    Carefully constructed...

  • One industry that will never boycott Israel

    August 20, 2015 | 9:12 am

    The boycott movement’s plan to isolate Israel may flounder or prosper. Call that a truism.

    Whether boycotters prosper, depends on a certain industry not joining the boycott. Call that a paradox. The harder this non-boycotting industry works, the better for the boycott movement....

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  • Your Jerusalem, my Jerusalem

    July 6, 2015 | 1:03 pm

    This article first appeared on The Media Line.

    Jerusalem is a dream and a vision, and at the same time a city where garbage needs to be collected, children go to school, and roads need to be fixed. For some of the 800,000 people living inside the city’s municipal boundary,...

  • When the Knesset tries to muzzle free speech

    May 11, 2015 | 12:23 pm

    I am a product of the '60's. I demonstrated against the Viet Nam war, marched for civil rights and against racism. I have boycotted lettuce and grapes, in support of the United Farmworkers; Dow, for manufacturing napalm during the Viet Nam war; Coors, for discriminatory hiring...

  • Human Rights Tragedies and Distortions

    December 8, 2014 | 12:47 pm

    December 10 is known as International Human Rights Day, commemorating the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations in 1948.  The Declaration stresses equality before the law; due process rights; freedom of thought, conscience, and religion; and...

  • Exploiting Israel’s Negev Bedouin

    December 10, 2013 | 9:40 am

    While many believe that a successful peace process will end demonization of Israel based on incendiary terms such as “apartheid” and “racism,” and in accompanying boycott campaigns, the evidence suggests that this hatred goes far deeper. Indeed, the organizations that lead these...

  • EU court throws out NGO funding case brought by Israel-based group

    December 24, 2012 | 12:59 pm

    The European Court of Justice threw out a lawsuit filed nearly three years ago against the European Union that would have required the E.U. to release details of its funding of NGOs.

    The lawsuit filed in January 2010 by the Jerusalem-based NGO Monitor charged that the European...

  • For Knesset’s Danny Danon, unapologetic Israeli nationalism is key to political success

    July 26, 2012 | 10:52 am

    If there’s one thing Danny Danon doesn’t do, it’s shy away from controversy.

    Danon, a deputy speaker of the Israeli Knesset and chairman of World Likud, has come under fire for describing African migrants in Israel as a “national plague,” for hosting controversial U.S. TV...

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