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4. U.S. warns Israel over bill to limit foreign funding to NGOs
U.S. Ambassador Dan Shapiro tells Israeli officials that Obama administration is concerned by proposed legislation; says it is much more extreme than similar laws in western countries.

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"The U.S. ambassador to Israel, Dan Shapiro, recently relayed a message to senior members of the Prime Minister's Office that the Obama administration is concerned by proposed legislation that will potentially limit funding by foreign governments for nonprofit organizations. Shapiro said the proposed legislation is much more extreme than U.S. law or similar laws in western democracies.

An Israeli source says Shapiro spoke on the subject with the national security adviser, Yaakov Amidror, and the PM's political adviser, Ron Dermer, some 10 days ago.

The ambassador stressed that he was instructed by the State Department to make clear to Israel the U.S. stance on the law on funding NGOs.

The exchange between Shapiro and the two senior advisers took place before the drafting of the latest version of the bill, agreed by Cabinet Secretary Zvi Hauser, MK Ofir Akunis (Likud) and representatives of Yisrael Beiteinu."

http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/u-s-warns-israel-over-bill-to-limit-foreign-funding-to-ngos-1.399442
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