04.06.2011 2.Siwan, 5771 Nasso; Tag 46 des Omer
Knesset panel approves new rules to implement biometric database
The database is to contain information about all Israeli citizens.
A special Knesset committee yesterday approved the regulations and administrative order pertaining to the establishment of a biometric database containing information on all Israeli citizens. Only two MKs attended the meeting of the special joint committee of the Knesset Interior and Environment; Science and Technology; and Constitution, Law and Justice committees, which then approved the order for a pilot project for two years starting November 11, 2011.
The two parliamentarians, who both voted in favor, were the chairman of the special committee, MK Meir Sheetrit (Kadima ), and MK Avraham Michaeli (Shas ). MK Zeev Elkin (Likud ) was present for part of the meeting, but did not vote….