Update – Final Draft of NGO Bill Released

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A final draft of the bill was published on Wednesday 22 June 2016. 

 

Please click here to access the bill in Hebrew.

 

While the bill still undermines NGOs and seriously impacts their legitimacy, the final bill is an improvement on previous versions.

 

  • The final bill does not include the ‘tag requirement’.
  • Representatives of organizations to whom the bill applies will not need to declare their funding sources when speaking before a Knesset Committee. Instead, the final draft of the bill includes a requirement on representatives to declare their funding sources when registering to attend a Committee hearing.
  • The bill will apply to donations received from 2017 onwards. The significance of this provision is that the bill will not be applied retroactively.

 

 

The bill will be voted on in the Committee tomorrow, Monday 27 June 2016. It will then proceed to a vote before the plenum.

 

Please click here to access an updated Overview of Anti-NGO Bills in the Knesset, prepared by Debbie Gild-Hayo, Director of Policy Advocacy at ACRI.

 

For more information please see:

Please click here to read a letter signed by 31 non profit organisations that was sent to Members of Knesset in advance of a hearing in the Committee on 25 May 2016.

Please click here to read ACRI’s position paper written by Attorney Debbie Gild-Hayo, Director of Policy Advocacy at ACRI (updated February 2016).

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