There are news reports of tough anti-spam legislation coming out of Israel:
The bills passed yesterday allows persons to sue advertisers for compensation without the burden of proof of harm, for any spam sent without prior consent in writing. Violation of the law is now a criminal offense carrying a fine of up to NIS 202,000, or up to NIS 67,300 depending on the severity of the violation and its substance.
The law will come into effect in six months, to provide time for preparations.
If you have any addresses ending in .il, you should make certain that you have proper permission to mail them.