As Israel suffers its first coronavirus fatality and the number of people infected closes in on 1,000, host Simon Spungin is joined by Amos Harel and Noa Landau to discuss Israel’s medical, logistical and legal response to the global health crisis.
Will years of neglect lead to the collapse of Israel's healthcare system, which was, for years, among the best in the world? Will the discovery of two COVID-19 carriers in the Gaza Strip lead to the virus sweeping through the enclave?
Haaretz Weekly Ep. 70
On the political front, we ask how Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s anti-democratic measures will impact on an already illiberal democracy, and comment on the ongoing political impasse, which three elections have failed to resolve.
PLUS: We talk to Allison Kaplan Sommer and her son Eitan Sommer, who was one of the hundreds of Israeli backpackers airlifted home from Peru.
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