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Knesset approves investigation of Israeli human rights groups | The Guardian

The funding of Israeli human and civil rights groups is to be investigated amid claims they are acting against the country’s interests, members of the Israeli parliament decided today – a move described by opponents as “McCarthyite”.

A bill brought by members of the rightwing Yisrael Beiteinu party, whose leader is the controversial foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, proposed a parliamentary commission of inquiry into groups monitoring the activities of the Israeli military in the occupied West Bank.

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