What the EU Doesn’t Want Israelis to Know

July 18 2016

Last week, the Knesset passed a fiercely debated law requiring Israeli non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to report publicly if they receive the majority of their funding from foreign governments. The law was roundly condemned by European and American officials; Evelyn Gordon explains why:

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More about: Breaking the Silence, Europe and Israel, European Union, Israel & Zionism, NGO

Israel Must Choose the Right Friends in Asia

In the past few decades, the Jewish state has vastly expanded its diplomatic, economic, and sometimes military ties with South and East Asia, while doing its best to stay away from the conflicts that divide the countries in the region. Daniel Samet surveys the potential for these relationships, urging Jerusalem to avoid deepening cooperation with China and instead to focus on cultivating further its alliances-in-the-making with China’s competitors:

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More about: India, Israel diplomacy, Israel-China relations