More political turmoil as Israel’s largest party set to split

Will Benjamin Netanyahu manage to hold the Zionist camp together? It has been a summer of unprecedented political surprises and turmoil in Israel. The situation is only becoming more volatile as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu nears his long-time goal of breaking apart the opposition Kadima Party, currently the largest Knesset faction. Netanyahu is presumably still… Read More More political turmoil as Israel’s largest party set to split

High Court: Israel’s biometric database is “extreme and harmful”

Interior Ministry plans to issue ‘smart’ identity cards and passports with microchips containing the fingerprints and photographs of Israeli residents. The High Court of Justice questioned on Monday the necessity of a pilot program to test a “harmful” biometric database, but rejected a petition arguing the project is unconstitutional. The Interior Ministry has agreed to… Read More High Court: Israel’s biometric database is “extreme and harmful”