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The Finance Ministry will deprive donors of Amnesty International tax benefits

Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon intends to use the law of boycott to deprive individuals and the structure of the donating organization Amnesty International, tax benefits, according to the newspaper «Israel a-Yom».

The decision is initiated by the Amnesty International anti-Israel campaign «50 years of occupation», under which the organization calls to boycott the products of settlements in Judea and Samaria, and to the embargo on deliveries of arms to Israel.

Kahlon said he intends to use all available means to counteract the organizations that are detrimental to the state of Israel and try to harm IDF soldiers.

The law on the prevention of damage to state of Israel through boycott was passed by the Knesset in 2011. Among other things, the law gives the Finance Minister the power to revoke the call to boycott Israel organization nonprofit status in all that relates to donations, to deprive her of access to public tenders, to deny the right to benefits in the framework of the law on capital investment, to refuse to provide the organization with public money guarantees.

Note that the act of boycott is not the only measure to combat calls to boycott Israel. In March of this year, the Knesset passed amendments to the law on entry into Israel, according to which entry into Israel would be closed to foreign citizens calling for the boycott of Israel and BDS activists organizations.

So, on July 26 of this year, five members of the delegation of the American organization «Jewish voice for peace» at the airport in Dallas was not allowed on the Lufthansa aircraft, a flight to Israel.

Representatives of the airline Lufthansa said five passengers that they are on the list of people whom the Israeli authorities require to remove from flights to Israel.

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The Finance Ministry will deprive donors of Amnesty International tax benefits 28.07.2017

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