Israel will use digital surveillance to combat coronavirus. Noam Moskowitz/Flash90

Corona: Damned If You Do and Damned If You Don’t

Netanyahu is willing to take unprecedented measures to beat coronavirus, but his rivals are using it against him

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s newly-announced measures to combat the coronavirus include the use of classified technology, thus far reserved for fighting terror. This extraordinary measure will allow the government to surveil every Israeli citizen in its effort to track down anyone with whom the carriers of this virus were in contact. The use of this technology will also allow the tracking down of renegade virus-infected individuals and force them to enter self-quarantine. The Corona crisis also compelled Netanyahu to call for an immediate national emergency government that would include all the Zionist parties of the Knesset, from Left to Right.…