Liberman bill would take campaign funding from BDS supporting politicians

A bill proposed by Yisrael Beytenu chairman Avigdor Liberman would prevent parties that call for or encourage boycotts of Israel or Israeli products, or have MKs who do so, from receiving government campaign funding.

The legislation, an amendment to the existing campaign finance law, states that a party cannot receive government funding for its campaign if a public committee determined it knowingly and publicly called for a boycott of Israel, and there is a reasonable possibility that the call led to people boycotting Israel, and the party is aware of that possibility.

Boycott is defined according to the definition in the 2011 Law to Prevent Harm to the State of Israel Through Boycotts: calling for economic, cultural or academic boycotts against Israel, Israeli institutions or regions under Israeli control.


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