|Statement following Cabinet Legislation Committee's Approval of anti-democratic bills|
|Sunday, 13 November 2011 00:00|
Statement following Cabinet Legislation Committee's Approval of anti-democratic bills
The leadership of the New Israel Fund is dismayed and disappointed that legislation defunding Israel’s progressive civil society passed the Cabinet today with Prime Minister Netanyahu’s support. Despite widespread condemnation of these measures specifically designed to destroy Israel’s progressive NGO community, the Cabinet’s dedication to Israeli democracy seems to be only a hasbara soundbite, now sacrificed to fear of dissent and political expediency.