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The Likud’s Little Red Booklet

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Haaretz journalist Hagai Amit has uncovered a secret Likud database that contains the names of 1.1 million Israeli citizens, with all their identifying details. Along with their phone numbers, addresses and ID numbers, each one of these 1.1 million citizens is classified according to three categories: Likud supporter, opponent or floating voter.

The Likud apparently gathered this information through surveys it conducted, mainly through text messages it sent out. The database was exposed until Monday, which is a violation of privacy laws. Even after access to this database has now been blocked, essential questions remain. The law in Israel gives parties running for the Knesset access to voter and opinion poll........

© Haaretz