Attacks on Human Rights Organizations

In February 2010, a virulent offensive was launched against human rights organizations based in Israel. The situation deteriorated to the point that the Knesset discussed the possible establishment of a parliamentary committee to investigate the activities of human rights organizations.

Freedom of Association Under Attack

Adalah: Avigdor Lieberman's Incitement against Human Rights Organizations Working in the OPT Proves the Importance and Effectiveness of their Work, 11 January 2011

EMHRN and international organizations denounce the Knesset's decision
to investigate human rights NGOs in Israel, 12 January 2011

Israeli intellectuals decry Knesset plan to investigate Leftist groups; In letter sent to all Knesset members, signatories say investigation of citizens by elected officials signals the end of democracy, Haaretz, 9 January 2011

NGOs in Israel Sign Joint Statement: We have Nothing to Hide, 5 January 2011

PCATI Categorically Rejects Right Wing Call to Establish Parliamentary Committee of Inquiry to Investigate NGOs, 5 January 2011

New Bill to Conceal Information

ISRAEL: Proposed bill seeks to outlaw human rights NGOs

Adalah: The Proposed Bill to Conceal Information Constitutes an Admission by its Proponents that Israel has Committed War Crimes, 29.4.2010

Urgent Appeal of Adalah

Support Adalah’s Campaign to Counter Incitement against Adalah & Palestinian Citizens of Israel, 29.4.2010

New Bill to Restrict Foreign Funding

Politics without Law: The attack on human rights organizations, Hassan Jabareen (Opening Remarks, Adalah's Newsletter, February 2010)
This month, against the backdrop of the Goldstone Mission’s Report, a virulent offensive was launched against the New Israeli Fund (NIF) and human rights organizations based in Israel...

Text of proposed bill before the Israeli Knesset that severely restricts foreign funding to human rights organizations

Position paper prepared by the Association for Civil Rights in Israel against the new bill imposing limits on foreign funding

Joint NGO letter criticizes new Israeli legislation limiting work of human rights organization in Israel and the OPT, 10.3.2010