A body which is budgeted (ie, a state-sponsored body) or supported according to clause 21, or a public institution supported according to clause 3a shall not incur expenses in order to engage in activities which involve —
a) 1) the rejection of the existence of the State of Israel as the state of the Jewish nation; 2) the rejection of the democratic character of the state; 3) support for armed struggle or acts of terror, of an enemy or terror organization, against Israel; 4) incitement to racism, violence, or terror; 5) dishonoring of the national flag or national symbol; In this sub-section, “expense” — includes waiving income. (b) If the Finance Minister sees that a state budgeted or supported body does not abide by this clause, he is entitled to withhold funds from the state budget that are supposed to be transferred to the said body . . .
Haaretz‘s English edition has previously corrected this identical error. On May 9, 2012, Haaretz incorrectly reported in English:
In January, the High Court of Justice upheld the controversial Nakba Law passed by the Knesset in March, which fines bodies who openly reject Israel as a Jewish state.
After consulting with the reporter and an editor on the International desk, we’ve concluded that no correction is necessary
to the article in question. We believe the paragraph in which laws “that prohibit funding for groups that commemorate the Nakba” are described is very clearly referring to restrictions on government financing — and not private contributions, which are not usually described as “funding” — and we remain confident that no readers were misled by published language.
It’s fraught with, Are we going to lose funding from alumni who value the traditions? (Dec. 15, 2014)And though Arts Mid-Hudson [a non-profit] administers grants to local artists, including $100,000 it received from the state council in 2014 that Ms. Marston-Reid said supported 50 to 70 area projects, Dr. Adema’s work does not emphasize funding (Dec. 14).The study, by researchers at the University of Texas and URS, a consulting firm – with the cooperation of (and some funding from) the oil and gas industry and Environmental Defense Fund (more on that below)– shows that much of the pollution problem lies in a small subset of poorly operating systems or faulty processes – in this case valves run pneumatically using the pressure of extracted gas and operations that clear liquids from older wells (Dec. 10, 2014)Attorney General Chris Koster, a Democrat, was called to testify before an investigative committee in the Missouri House of Representatives in response to a New York Times article that examined the emerging practice of corporations‘ lobbying state attorneys general, giving generously to their campaigns and funding their lavish travel (Dec. 9, 2014).Several of those favoring Title II, meanwhile, have received funding from organizations affiliated with companies that support strong regulation. (Dec. 8)
The Personal Health column on Tuesday about the FVRx program to increase consumption of fruits and vegetables referred imprecisely to the program’s creation and its funding.While the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, Wholesome Wave and the city’s Health and Hospital Corporation were all involved, Wholesome Wave created the program, not the Tisch Fund. And the grant from the Tisch Fund for the program was $500,000 over two years, not $15 million over five years, which was the amount for all of the fund’s ”Healthy Food and Community Change’ initiatives.”“I call it creating more fiscal responsibility, because really we could, I guess, choose to rely on wealthy individuals who keep putting their hands up and providing the funding for this.” (Dec. 3)“The filmmakers said that as a matter of journalistic independence, they do not accept funding from the subject of a film.” (Dec. 2)“Mr. Epurescu, who works at a Bucharest scientific institute, said his group gets no Russian or other outside funding beyond small donations from activists.” (Emphases add throughout, Dec. 1)
nmental organizations, corporations, private funds (Tisch), wealthy individuals, subjects of a film, and activists. In short, in no way is “funding” restricted to government financing. The bottom line there is no way readers would know that the supposed law “prohibit[ing] funding for groups that commemorate the Nakba, or catastrophe, as Palestinians call their expulsion as Israel was established” refers only to government funding to specifically state-funded groups.