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The Danger of an Economic Collapse in Israel

19 12 17

New restrictions are being imposed on Israel’s population almost daily. At week’s end more drastic measures were announced, restricting people to their homes except for essential outings. Experience in other countries shows that it takes seven to 10 days, and perhaps as much as two weeks for social distancing to impact the spread of the coronavirus. Nevertheless, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has once again called urgent meetings to impose greater restrictions – perhaps as far-reaching as total quarantine. He has done so although he has not been given data that can confirm the need for these stricter steps. Leaks about a quarantine come out every few hours, and Israelis remain confused.

The decision on new restrictions should come only after decision makers have received reliable........

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