A new Israeli Bill entitled ‘Associations (Amutot) Law (Amendment – Exceptions to the Registration and Activity of an Association), 2010′ proposes to prohibit the registration or close down any existing non-governmental organisation, if “there are reasonable grounds to conclude that the association is providing information to foreign entities or is involved in legal proceedings abroad against senior Israeli government officials or IDF officers, for war crimes.”

In response to a recent right-wing publication accusing at least twelve Israeli human rights organisations of involvement in the indictment of Israeli officials for serious violations of international law, REDRESS, in collaboration with several other civil society organisations, have authored a public statement condemning the dangers posed by this Bill.