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shira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 07:10 AM
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10. NGO Bill Watered Down
The new draft, signed by both Akunis and Kirshenbaum, forbids any foreign government donations to organizations that reject Israels right to exist, incite racism, support violence against Israel, support putting Israeli politicians and IDF soldiers on trial in international courts, call for boycotts of the state or for IDF soldiers to refuse orders.

In addition, donations from within Israel to such organizations will be subject to a 45% tax.

Political organizations funded by the European Union, such as BTselem or Peace Now, will also have to pay a 45% tax on donations but will have the option of undergoing a hearing in the Knesset Finance Committee, which may decide to waive the tax.

Non-political organizations that receive state funding will be tax-exempt and may receive unlimited donations from foreign governments. This category includes Magen David Adom and Hebrew University, among other similar politically benign organizations.
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