Israel's "Security-Oriented" Character Was an Advantage Against the Coronavirus

(Jerusalem Post) Ori Wertman and Christian Kaunert - In Germany and Italy, only after the first death had occurred did the leadership began to realize that the coronavirus poses a security threat. In Israel, the government began to view the coronavirus as a security threat 28 days before it even registered a case of corona infection in the country, imposing home isolation for returnees from "hot" countries. Just 11 days after the first case of infection had been discovered in Israel, and before the first death from the virus, the Israeli government began to implement extraordinary measures. Israel's "security-oriented" character was a substantial advantage against the coronavirus. Ori Wertman is a PhD candidate and research assistant at the International Center for Policing and Security at the University of South Wales. Christian Kaunert, director of the center, is a professor and Jean Monnet Chair of EU counter-terrorism.

2020-04-27 00:00:00

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