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Bennett’s COVID Gamble, and the Price He Could Pay

The prime minister seems to have opted to risk more coronavirus cases without taking steps that would hinder Israelis’ lives ■ Why the current dilemma is reminiscent of the second intifada

Amos Harel
Amos Harel
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Domestically, Naftali Bennett made two significant decisions this week, one in deed and one by not acting. The prime minister ensured a generous budget increase for defense, far beyond what it deserved and despite opposition from the Finance Ministry’s experts.

Meanwhile, in the battle against the coronavirus, he’s continuing to favor socioeconomic considerations over the Health Ministry's rigorous demands.

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