limiting foreign funding of Israeli human rights organizations, sources said on Saturday, a week after a Ministerial Committee for Legislation approved the bills.
According to the sources, Netanyahu decided
to indefinitely postpone appeals submitted against the Ministerial
Committee for Legislation's vote, meaning that Knesset members wont be
able to ratify the bills.
These bills, sponsored by two members of Netanyahu's Likud party - MKs
Tzipi Hotovely and Ofir Akunis, would cap foreign governments'
contributions to "political" non-governmental organizations at NIS
Officials close to the bills' proponents told Haaretz Saturday that they
feel "Netanyahu is working to jam these bills. Maybe he was scared from
the criticism he had heard from foreign representatives and from the