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June 30, 2015 6:55 am

Knesset Extends Trial of Biometric ID Program in Israel

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The Israeli Knesset building. Credit: James Emery.

The Israeli Knesset building. Credit: James Emery.

Arutz Sheva – The Knesset voted Monday to extend the nine-month test period for Israel’s biometric identification program, by a 69-43 majority.

The vote ratifies a decision by Interior Minister Silvan Shalom (Likud) last week intended to allow more time for Knesset committees to study the program’s progress before making a final decision on whether the program will become mandatory.

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