NGO Monitor invitation to Knesset conference on December 1 2009

E-mailed by NGO Monitor on November 23 2009.

Foreign Government Funding for NGO Political Activity in Israel

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009, 1-4pm
Jerusalem Hall, Knesset

NGO Monitor invites you to attend a conference under the auspices of Minister Michael Eitan and MK Zeev Elkin on Foreign Government Funding for NGO Political Activity in Israel.

Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) play an important role in shaping government policy and public opinion on many core issues in Israel. They receive tens of millions of shekels per year from foreign governments, as well as from bodies such as the EU, to finance their activities. Details as to the extent and nature of this funding have recently been documented in a research report (Hebrew) published jointly by NGO Monitor and the Institute for Zionist Strategies. The conference will deal with the political, diplomatic and legal issues raised by this phenomenon, as well as with legislative proposals put forward in response.

Click here to read the English Executive Summary of this research.

Participants (tentative list):

Minister Michael Eitan Prof. Gerald Steinberg (NGO Monitor, Bar Ilan University)
Minister Yuli Edelstein Yisrael Harel (Institute for Zionist Strategies)
MK Zeev Elkin Prof. Berachyahu Lifshitz (Hebrew University)
MK Uri Ariel Prof. Marc Cogen (University of Ghent, Belgium)
MK Daniel Ben-Simon Prof. Moshe Koppel (Bar Ilan University)
MK Yariv Levin Jessica Montell (B’Tselem) – Not confirmed
MK Avraham Michaeli Hassan Jabareen (Adalah) – Not confirmed
MK Zevulun Orlev Debbie Gild-Hayo (ACRI) – Not confirmed
Mk Yohanan Plessner
MK Otniel Schneller

Entrance only through prior registration to Tamar Schlossberg at


Prof. Gerald Steinberg – President Dov Yarden – CEO


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