Israel must give Palestinians their own state, says chief of NGO funding body | Middle East |

Dovish Israeli civil society organisations are under an unprecedently determined attack from the right-wing government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. But now the president of an organisation that provides them with vital funding is mounting a spirited defence of the groups she regards as guardians of democracy. “Today the NGOs are the real opposition in Israel, and the fighting opposition to defend democracy and human rights. That’s why the government is legislating against them,” Talia Sasson, president of the New Israel Fund (NIF), said.

Sorgente: Israel must give Palestinians their own state, says chief of NGO funding body | Middle East | News | The Independent

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