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This Picture Shows How Israel's COVID Battle Is Spiraling Out of Control

Even if the lockdown is extended – given the current state of enforcement and lack of law and order – no miracle can be expected that would significantly curb Israel's coronavirus infection rates in a week

Ronny Linder
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Ronny Linder
Ronny Linder

Despair is neither a plan of action nor an option in a state of national crisis, but the pictures from the mass funeral in Jerusalem, amid a national coronavirus lockdown, fill one’s heart with anguish. Israel is now at the height of a social crisis rooted in a medical and political crisis – and this could cost lives, disrupt public order and perhaps even destabilize our fragile democracy.

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