Knesset approves Physicians for Human Rights tax-break after raucous debate

MKs on the Right tried a new tactic to fight NGOs they called anti-Israel and failed on Tuesday, attempting to take away Physicians for Human Rights – Israel’s tax-exempt status.

The Knesset Finance Committee held a meeting to vote on 56 organizations’ exemptions from paying taxes on the donations they received, a procedure that usually happens with little discussion or debate.

However, MK Bezalel Smotrich (Bayit Yehudi) and Eli Cohen (Kulanu) said ahead of the vote that they would oppose benefits for “anti-Zionist” NGOs.


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