Israel passes law to ban groups critical of state, military from schools

FILE PHOTO: Employees work at the offices of "Breaking the Silence" in Tel Aviv, Israel, December 16, 2015. An ultra-nationalist Israeli group has published a video accusing the heads of four Israel's leading human rights organisations, including "Breaking the Silence", of being "foreign agents" funded by Europe and supporting Palestinians "involved in terrorism". "Breaking the Silence" is an organization that collects anonymous testimony from Israeli soldiers. REUTERS/Baz Ratner/File Photo

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel’s parliament passed a law on Tuesday that could see groups critical of government policies toward the Palestinians banned from entering Israeli schools and speaking with pupils. Critics of the law, which passed with 43 votes in favor and 24 against in the 120-seat Knesset, said it was a blow to core […]

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