Shas, a far-right Israeli political party, is trying to pass legislation that would restrict access to certain content to adults who sign up for a special license. The content is the type of stuff that all politicians seem to want to censor. Needless to say, such a bill would require the implementation of a new identification system and a huge amount of networking hardware to provide the infrastructure for applying censorware to all of Israel’s Internet connections.

Of course such a law would be horrible for Israel, but it’s not good for anyone else either. The article mentions that Israel is trying to adopt laws from Australia and Europe, and there seems to be a global trend toward “harmonization” on issues like these. So the more countries that pass dumb laws, the more likely it is that other countries will do so as well.