I’ll overstate things below a bit. If we all did nothing to stop COVID or help cure its patients, worst case scenario, still 8 million Israelis would survive.
We die and kill without our enemies making any effort, not from hatred, but because we don’t care if we’d die or kill.
We just don’t care if we die or maim or kill others, as long as we have our freedom and lifestyle. We’ve got to “live,” no?
How do we get away with it? We blame other sections of the population.
The ultra-Orthodox are killing us! Never mind that traffic (read: private cars) has only diminished 15%, thousands got police tickets for traffic (!) violations and there are parties over the Shabbat, all during lockdown!
There is no deadly virus. It’s a Zionist plot to control us! Never mind that the hospitals in Jerusalem can’t take new corona patients with so many Ultra-Orthodox Jews and East-Jerusalem Muslims sick and dying from it.
And why stop at enabling a plague? Let’s do away with obligations to wear helmets on motorbikes, safety belts in cars, injunctions of driving while drunk, and of smoking in the workplace. They are so inconvenient, without any ‘definite’ proof they’ll do any good! Total liberty, even if it kills us all!
Our enemies should look for other Peoples and Countries to hate and waste their blood and money on. Israelis take care of themselves.
Utter disregard of the law, the Law, common sense, self-preservation.
It’s not even true that this way, at least the most stupid will go extinct. The reckless still kill more people than the numbers of them dying themselves.
I’m not saying it’s any worse than in other countries. But, we should know better. We brought the world “Thou shan’t murder.” We have a Tradition to obey physicians and governments, even when it’s inconvenient.
Israel has the world’s highest vaccination rate, the highest death toll of senior rabbis, a history of millennia fighting for survival as a People, and 120 years of fighting for national survival, but this is how it ends?