Congregants and eyewitnesses describe the attack in the Har Nof synagogue, as congregants were jarred from the silent Amidah prayer into a scene of carnage
Feast of Tabernacles pilgrims gather at new arena; rescued Fijian UN peacekeepers, IDF paratroopers in attendance
Hundreds of rockets have been fired and a million citizens are forced to run for cover. Imagine if London suffered this bombardment
Even private dealings would be punishable by imprisonment; local NGO calls bill ‘inhuman’ and ‘influenced by Nazi tendencies’
Despite security scandals, court petitions and popular opposition, some Israelis can now receive a ‘super-safe’ ID card — or so they’ve been told
Nearly four years after the Knesset passed a law authorizing it, a public “beta test” of Israel’s biometric database system was launched on Monday.
Residents of the central Israeli town of Rishon Lezion were invited to trade in their current Israeli identity cards for a new “smart card” that will digitally encode not only their personal information, but also their fingerprints, photo, and facial profile (the contours and other details of the face). The government will study the results of the voluntary pilot program, searching out glitches and problems in the system before it becomes mandatory — according to plans, in two years.