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Needed in Israel: CTRL-ALT-DELETE

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14.01.2020

Back in the good old days, the keyboard combination Ctrl-Alt-Del was the liberator of every stuck computer. The algorithms died? The screen was frozen? The keyboard was getting ornery? A quick Ctrl-Alt-Del would bring the electronic golem back to obedience. As if the note with the Tetragrammaton had been placed in its mouth.

A week ago I was sitting and staring at the screen. Two people had drowned. They sunk to the depths in an elevator. Now, that’s backwards. You descend to the depths in a submarine, not in an elevator. And Nahariya had turned into a river (nahar in Hebrew), justifying its name. There was one death and people hurt. The political scene, however, was preoccupied with whether giving David Bitan the Agriculture Ministry was the right thing to do.

They say that the roads are unbearably overcrowded. You move at five kilometers an hour. That’s ridiculous. The crowding on the line to get immunity in the Knesset is even worse, almost as bad as the line to get flu shots at the HMOs. The immunizations have almost run out. The immunities haven’t yet.

South Tel Aviv is........

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