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Israeli left opposes Omicron phone tracking

After being criticized by human rights groups, Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz has stopped the Shin Bet's tracking of Omicron-infected Israelis.
A woman checks on her cellphone the Moovit mobile transport application, Netanya, Israel, May 4, 2020.

The Israeli government headed by pro-settler Naftali Bennett was composed by parties from both the right and the left. Nowadays, half a year after its formation, we can assess that if it falls, it will not be the fault of left-wing Meretz. They are in it to stay, even if it means paying a steep price ideologically and image-wise to keep the coalition alive.

Actually, the party has been making sacrifice after sacrifice on an almost weekly basis with that goal exactly. Historically, the party’s call to arms has been opposing the West Bank occupation, but that seems to have been put aside, at least partially. Yes, they condemn the latest plans to expand settlements. They even tweet about it. They have met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah to discuss proposals for a two-state solution. But that’s as far as their diplomatic activity goes.

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