Israel Inches Closer to COVID Precipice as September Nears

Israel’s plan for the school year is fragile and ridden with holes but still reflects Bennett’s sober, more balanced COVID approach ■ The Israeli army and treasury escalate their psychological warfare

Amos Harel
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Amos Harel

The government is navigating its coronavirus policy like a car at the edge of an abyss – an educated gamble that paid off and saved the government from falling in recent weeks. But the worsening COVID numbers, combined with the intention to open the school year with virtually no restrictions on September 1, leaves the car near the abyss ahead of the Jewish holidays that start a week from Monday evening.

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