Coronavirus, Israel and Resurgent Anti-Semitism
Israel has enacted some of the most stringent precautions to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. After having effectively shuttered its doors to all non-residents last week, Israel is now closing down restaurants, cafés, gyms, schools and gatherings of over ten people. It is also starting to track coronavirus patients with their cellphones and arresting some of those who break quarantine regulations.
By acting sooner than most nations, Israel seems to be the best equipped to lessen the impact of the virus.
On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal asks whether Israel’s successful approach to containing the coronavirus could motivate an increase in Jew-blaming, similar to what took place after other historic plagues.
Pandemic panic a breeding ground for the virus of Jew-hatred by Jonathan Tobin