John Oates had this news report in the The Register earlier this week:
The Israeli Knesset has voted in favour of a bill for a compulsory biometric database of all citizens.
The Biometrics Database Law passed the Knesset 40 votes in favour to 11 against.
A big row over privacy forced the bill back to the drawing board. This led to the idea of a two-year trial rather than a full-blown introduction. Three months before the end of that period ministers will decide to adopt or ditch the technology.
Read more in The Register.