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Israel cancels fingerprint requirement for biometric passports

Knesset approves: Biometric documents will be valid for ten years - even if the person chose not to save their fingerprint in the database.

Israel cancels fingerprint requirement for biometric passports

Israel to issue free temporary passports

Interior Ministry issues free temporary passports to travelers with flights before Oct. 20.

Israel to issue free temporary passports

Israel slashes price for passports ordered at Ben Gurion Airport

Compensating for long wait times at Interior Ministry branches, Israeli government slashes prices for emergency passports issued at airport.

Israel slashes price for passports ordered at Ben Gurion Airport

Biometric identification database 'far from secure'

'I am always skeptical when government officials claim that tracking technology they wield will help keep citizens safe.'

Biometric identification database 'far from secure'

Knesset Extends Biometric ID Trial Program

Majority vote allows more time for government to assess success, failures of full switch to fingerprinted ID.

Knesset Extends Biometric ID Trial Program

Biometric Passport Stands Debut at Airport

Goodbye, long lines: 17 stands introduced in latest step to transfer Israeli ID system over to biometric.

Biometric Passport Stands Debut at Ben-Gurion Airport

Biometric ID Closer to Becoming Mandatory

Interior Minister Gilad Erdan to advance legislation to phase the entire country into a biometric ID system to prevent fraud.

Could Every Israeli Soon Be Obligated to Get a Biometric ID?

Saar: 10,000 Signups Aren't Wrong on Biometric IDs

That 10,000 Israelis have signed up for biometric ID cards proves there's nothing to fear from them, says Interior Minister Gideon Saar

Saar: 10,000 Signups Can't Be Wrong About Biometric IDs