“We will keep the rules and, with God’s help, they’ll keep us.”
“I must show you…a steep increase [in COVID‑19 diagnoses] in recent days,” Netanyahu told the nation in a speech. “…It is too early to say if it is a general change in the trend but it is not too early to say that there has been a general loosening in discipline.”
Not to make light of the spike in occurrences of the new and, as yet, not well-understood disease, but any mention of Israelis and discipline together, to those of us who live here, presents a challenge. The two terms side-by-side amount to something more than an oxymoron. Government workers exist. Humans can be alone together, or clearly misunderstood. Devout atheists? Even odds? We’ve all seen examples.
But a disciplined Israeli?[Read more…]
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