The persecution of human and civil rights organizations has reached a new low. The move by [Avigdor] Lieberman and his MKs to set up a "parliamentary committee of inquiry" regarding the activity of organizations that "delegitimize Israel", as they would have it, is a disgrace to the Knesset.
This is political persecution through the use of a coalition majority, and funded by the Knesset budget, and under the dubious legal cover of an "investigative committee". There's also no doubt what the goal of this "investigative committee" is: Shutting mouths and silencing criticism.
Every Israeli needs to get to know the organizations that are working for Israel's moral strength; to see the data that they are presenting; to take part in [their] tours; to voice an ... informed opinion. You don't necessarily have to agree with them - but we must never silence them, never take away their voice.
Meretz MK Nitzan Horowitz
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