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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prof. Gerald Steinberg - President Dov Yarden - CEO