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  1. “That, in turn, could be used to identify potential Covid 19 victims even without their direct consent or knowledge” – Is this a bad thing? You prefer to have all your “rights” but being dead?

    You can’t have it both ways. You complain about Trump not doing enough and Israel doing too much. You concern over “potential violations of human and civil rights” mean shit these days if life can be saved.

    What would you suggest of doing instead of criticizing what everyone else is doing?

    1. @ Carmel Yativ: You can’t have it both ways. If you want to be an authoritarian state with no or limited rights for citizens, we’ll and good. Then we’ll know that you’re no better than North Korea or Russia and act accordingly.

      But if you want to be a democracy, then I’m afraid you’ll have to be more concerned with issues like individual liberty and rights, which seem not to concern you at all.

      Yes, in a democracy you’re not allowed to invade private citizens’ rights without their knowledge or consent. Basic lesson of democracy, which apparently eludes you.

      Civil rights “mean shit.” That says it all. You epitomize the worst that Israel is and can be. Be proud. Be very proud.

      I’m not a doctor. Not an epidemiologist. Not a prime minister. It’s not my job to tell you how to run a country. You don’t seem to understand what journalism is either. I guess that’s not all you don’t understand.

  2. Relax, Richard.

    “Intelligence Subcommittee chairman Gabi Ashkenazi (Blue and White) on Thursday started to wrestle with the government regarding oversight of the controversial surveillance by the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) of citizens infected with the coronavirus.”
    “Both Ashkenazi’s committee and a special Coronavirus Committee chaired by Blue and White MK Ofer Shelach were pressing top officials in an extraordinary public hearing – of a committee which usually does not even let the public know when it meets, let alone make the debate public.”


    1. @ Lemonade: “Relax”
      Do me a favor and don’t tell me what to do or how to feel.

      If you think I feel better or relieved that a former IDF chief of staff will now oversee the mass surveillance of all Israeli citizens, you’re daft. The only good thing here is that Someone in the legislative branch is doing it. But the fact that this individual is a former senior military-intelligence official doesn’t reassure me in the least.

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