NIEUWS - De Jerusalem Post:
The Conference of European Rabbis on Thursday compared a Dutch law that requires citizens to carry their identity cards at all times to restrictions placed on Jews by the Nazi regime in Germany.
The current controversy stems from a decision by an appeals court in The Hague which ruled this week that there is no religious exemption for Orthodox Jews that would allow them to refrain from carrying their identity documents on Shabbat, when transporting objects outdoors is prohibited under Halacha (Jewish law).
Ondertussen in Israël:
Teudat Zehut is the Israeli compulsory identity document, as prescribed in the Identity Card Carrying and Displaying Act of 1982:
Any resident sixteen years of age or older must at all times carry an identity card, and present it upon demand to a senior police officer, head of Municipal or Regional Authority, or a policeman or member of the Armed forces on duty.