A-G backs Regev’s ‘loyalty’ funding bill

Newly minted Attorney- General Avichai Mandelblit on Wednesday backed Culture and Sport Minister Miri Regev’s bill to reduce state funding to institutions that refuse to perform in the West Bank or act against aspects of the state’s Zionist principles.

Regev’s “Loyalty in Culture” bill, would give the culture minister the authority to withhold state monies from cultural institutions that incite to racism, violence or terrorism, or support armed conflict or terrorism against Israel.

Among the other reasons for which the Culture Ministry could deny funding are rejecting Israel’s existence as a Jewish and democratic state; marking the establishment of the State of Israel or Independence Day as a day of mourning – known as “Nakba Day” or “Catastrophe Day” in Arabic; and destroying or physically shaming the dignity of the Israeli flag or other state symbols.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/A-G-backs-Regevs-loyalty-funding-bill-446016

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