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Law on Disclosure Requirements for Recipients of Support from a Foreign State Entity

Funding from Foreign State Entities Law:

Statute Book 5771 -2011
2 March 2011

Law on Disclosure Requirements for Recipients of Support from a Foreign State Entity,
577 1-201 1*

Definitions 1. In this law –
“Foreign company,” ” public benefit company ,” “R egistrar of
Trusts” – as defined in the Companies Law, 5759 -1999 ;1
“Associations Law” – Associations Law, 5740 -1980; 2
“Foreign State Entity” and “Monetary support” – as defined in
Article 36A(A) of the Associations Law, 5740 -1980;
“Recipient of support" – an association or public benefit
company receiving fi nancial support from a Foreign State
Entity.
“The Registrar” – the Registrar of Associations or the
Registrar of Trusts, as the case may be.

Requirement of
quarterly report
2. A recipient of support wh o received monetary support from a
Foreign ptate Entity shall submit a report to the Registrar ,
within one week from the end of the quarter in which the
donation was received , an online form to be establi shed by the
Minister of Justice (hereinafter – a qu arterly report); The
quarterly report shall detail:
(1F The identity of the donor;
(2F The amount of the support;
(3F The goals or designation of the support;
(4F The conditions of the support, including u ndertakin gs
made by the recipient of su pport to the Foreign State
Entity regarding the support , orally or in writing ,
directly or indirectly, if such exist .

Preservation of laws 3. The submission of the quarterly report shall not derogate from
reporting obligations applying to the recipient o f support
under any other law.
Publication by
the o egistrar
4. The Registrar shall publish on the website of the Ministry of
Justice the list of recipients of support th at submitted a
quarterly report; t he Registrar shall also publish on the
website of th e Ministry of Justice, and in any other manner
the Registrar shall see fit, the information stated in Article 2.

Publication by the
recipient of support
R. (AF If the recipient of support or any person acting on its
behalf has a website, it shall publish thereon
prominently the information detailed in the quarterly
1 Statute Book 5759, p. 189. 2 Statute Book 5740, p. 210 .

report it submitted.
(B) If the recipient of support received monetary support
from a Foreign State Entity intended for the
financing of a special advertising campaign, the
recipient of supp ort shall , in the framework of such
a campaign , publish the fact of the receipt of the
said support.
Obligation to inquire
financial sources
6. An associa tion or public benefit company receiving monetary
support must do everything in its ability in order to inquire
whether the support it received is from a Foreign State Entity.

National institutions 7. The obligations of this law shall not apply to the World
Zionist Organization, the Jewish Agency for Israel, Keren
Hayesod – United Israel Appeal, and the Jewish National
Fund, as well as corporations controlled by them.
Execution and
regulations
8. The Minister of Justice is in charge of the execution of this
law, and is empowered to enact regulatio ns for its execution .
Amendment to the
Associations Law –
No. 13
9. In the Associations Law, 5740 -1980 :3
(1) In
Article
36A:
(A) In item A, in the definition
“Foreign State Entity,”
following Paragraph 3 where
it shall state: “(14) A foreign
company , whose fundi ng in
the last financial year, for
which it was required to file
financial statements , was
mostly from the bodies
detailed in paras. (1), (2), or
(3) in Article 36A(A) of the
Associations Law; “;

(B) In item (B)2(D), following
“The conditions for support,”
it shall state: “including
undertakin gs m ade by the
recipient of support regarding
the support , orally or in
writing , directly or
indirectly ,”;

(2) In a rticle 64 (A)(1) , following “according to this
law,” it shall state: “or according to the Law on
Disclosure Requirements for Recipients of Su pport
from a Foreign State Entity 5771 -2011 ;”;4

(3) In article 64(A)(A), following item (7) , it shall state :
3 Statute Book 5740, p. 210; 5770, p. 288. 4 Statute Book 5771, p. 362.

“(8) Submission of quarterly reports as stated in
Article 2 of the Law of Disclosure Requirements for
Recipients of Support from a Foreign Sta te Entity,
577 1-201 1.”
Amendment to the
Companies Law
10. In the Companies Law, 5759 -1999 5, in Article 354 (B1) :

(1) In paragraph (1), after sub –
paragraph (D), it shall state:
“(E) A violation of a
requirement as stated in
Article 2 of the Law of
Discl osure Requirements for
Recipients of Support from a
Foreign State Entity, 577 1-
201 1.”;
The following shall come in
section (B1)(5), after the
words “as stated in paras.
(1)(A), (2)(A) or (B), or (3):
“or for a violation as stated in
Article 2 of the Law of
Disclosure Requirements for
Recipients of Support from a
Foreign State Entity, 5770 –
2010.”

(2) In paragraph (5), following the
wo rds “as stated in paras.
(1)(A)” it shall state “or (E).”

Binyamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister
Yaacov Ne’eman, Minister of Justice
Shimon Peres, President of the State
Reuven Rivlin, Speaker of the Knesset

* This law was accepted by the Knesset on 21 February 2011. The bill and the explanatory notes
were published in the Knesset Proposed Bills – 347 (11 October 2010), p. 2.
5 Statute Book 5759, p. 189; Statute Book 5771, p. 270.

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