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US, Germans reiterate concern over NGO ‘transparency’ bill

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Published: 20 February 2016

Last updated: 4 March 2024

US envoy Power to Netanyahu: 'NGO Bill' could harm Israeli democracy – Barak Ravid – Haaretz 18.02.16
American diplomat's criticism was followed by similar concerns by Germany's Merkel; Netanyahu's response: legislation would promote transparency and therefore strengthens democracy.
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Merkel to Netanyahu: worried about effect of 'NGO bill' on Israeli civil society – Barak Ravid – Haaretz 17.02.16
The main argument of the Germans is that the demand for transparency is only being made of left-wing groups, not those on the right.

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