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The Tyranny of Small Victories

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Many are cheering the government’s latest announcement that tourists will finally be allowed back into Israel. At long last, families can be reunited, grandparents can see their grandchildren, special occasions and holidays can be celebrated together. Diaspora Jews and believing Christians will once again return to the Promised Land, breathing life into the myriad sectors of the Israeli economy which had shriveled from lack of access to their core market…

Oh, wait – never mind.

If not cancelled before it even begins due to the latest “variant of concern,” the new plan applies only to the small subset of foreigners who are thrice-vaxxed or newly recovered. Additionally, tour groups can operate in pods as tightly controlled as a state-sponsored visit to North Korea. Children are out, as are unvaxxed adults (no matter whether they had two shots, one, or none), those who recovered more than six months ago and have declined (based on overwhelming medical........

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