Knesset Science and Technology Committee chairman MK Meir Sheetrit (Kadima) and MK Avraham Michaeli (Shas) both voted in favor of the database at the end of a long discussion in which rights groups opposed the policy on privacy grounds.
Reading this article and the one that provided the inspiration for the post linked below, put me in mind of this quote from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in his recent address to the U.S. Congress:
You think you have contentious debates here in Congress? Come visit the Knesset for one day, be my guest.
See also, Privacy and Security in Israel.