Photo Credit: Noam Chen for the Israeli Ministry of Tourism
The Knesset Plenum

An amendment to the Electronic Signature Bill has passed its final second and third readings in the Israeli Knesset.

The amendment updates the measure in accordance with the latest technology in the field, acknowledging the legality of an electronic signature conveyed from one party to another via the internet.


The explanatory note to the bill states: “It is proposed to amend the law in order to adapt it to the changing reality in the field of electronic signatures and to remove barriers in this area.”

Several years ago the government passed a law approving internet transmission and submission of documents to government offices instead of requiring submission of hard copy in person.


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.