In 1935-era Nazi Germany, Jews were ordered to display a yellow Star of David in public. In 21st century Israel, their descendants are experiencing a modern form of this same oppression, and it is coming from their own government.
It is the Covid-19 Green Pass. Without that pass, Israelis cannot shop, eat in restaurants, go to the gym and attend large-scale events. To get a Green Pass, you must have a certification that you have received a third COVID-19 on their vaccination certificate.
Israel’s Ministry of Health deputy director Dr. Asher Salmon glibly commented, “We believe everyone should be getting a third shot. We are basically telling people that if they have not already done so, they are not fully vaccinated.”
As Israelis scrambled to get their passes renewed last October, the Ministry of Health website crashed, and many citizens could not download their pass authenticators.
The problem with putting people like Dr. Asher in charge of enforcement is that they really don’t have a solid grip on consequences. So, they have to backpedal and make it up as they go along. For example, after the October debacle in Israel, the government had to extend the existing Green Passes for six months. That’s provided the person has a second vaccination (or recovery). When that extension ends, the person must have received a third dose, or Dr. Salmon will get really, really angry.
Will the Israeli madness spread to the U.S.? Ironically, it might, especially if COVID-19 breakthrough infections continue to outmaneuver the current vaccine.
Watch this video that shows how you can’t get a burger in an Israeli McDonalds unless you have a Green Pass.