The Jerusalem Post reports:
Web site owners or editors will be legally responsible for any content on their site, including comments made in talkbacks and message boards, a bill passed on Sunday by the Ministerial Committee on Legislation states.
According to the bill, which was drafted by MK Israel Hasson (Israel Beiteinu) web sites could be absolved of liability if they agree to reveal the details of posters.
While the bill still needs to be approved in three readings in the Knesset plenum, receiving the support of the Ministerial Committee on Legislation gives it a much higher chance of passing into law.
This will, of course, completely shut down the free exchange of ideas and is one of the most anti-democratic schemes I've seen.
Note who wrote the law and which political party he is affiliated with. It is the the right wing, not the left who initiated this horrible bill.
Let's hope the bill does not pass and that its sponsor finds productive work outside the political area forthwith.
[Hat Tip: Jerome, who saw it here.]