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Israel's Leftists Seek the Last Refuge of Liberal Scoundrels

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As they say in French politics, plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose – the more things change, the more they stay the same. Nothing beats this depressing proverb to describe Israel’s “government of change,” which has provided another clear example: The Shin Bet security service has resumed tracking to locate people infected with the coronavirus, this time because of the new variant.

Heading the parade of hypocrites is Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz, who from the opposition benches once demanded that the attorney general block the use of such means without parliamentary oversight. “This is the sort of thing done in dictatorships,” he complained.

Now, from his plush ministerial perch, he gives a convoluted explanation: “There is a vast and essential difference between what was done then – sweeping, disproportionate tracking of a huge number of people for a long period – and the very limited thing being done now for just a few days: tracking just a few people.”

Suddenly, Horowitz doesn’t have a problem using measures he once called dictatorial. Now it’s........

© Haaretz

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