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Torn on Israel's COVID Response, Bennett May End Up Going Against His Instincts

Bennett might succumb to pressures regarding a COVID lockdown, despite his previous objections ■ Meanwhile, Netanyahu is more interested in criticizing the new PM than in paying for his own hotel

Amos Harel
Amos Harel
Amos Harel
Amos Harel

Two months after the government of Naftali Bennett and Yair Lapid was sworn in, the leader of the opposition has at last found something to sink his teeth into. This week, Benjamin Netanyahu focused his attacks on the government’s hesitant dealing with the fourth wave of the coronavirus epidemic in Israel. In a video clip he posted on Wednesday, he sharply attacked the remark by Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked that Israel will have to learn “to accept serious cases of the disease and to also accept deaths, because this is a pandemic and in a pandemic people die. This is happening all over the world now.”

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