Discussion posted by: Arye ben-Shaoul
Israel was among the world’s first nations to halt international travel. On January 30, it halted flights to Beijing and banned entry of Chinese citizens into Israel. China’s ambassador condemned the move, invoking memories of the Holocaust. That asinine invocation drew widespread condemnation, forcing the embassy to apologize, no small achievement considering that the Chinese government never apologizes for anything. It should also be noted that while China had placed Wuhan under strict quarantine and banned Wuhan’s residents from traveling to other areas within China, it still permitted Wuhan’s citizens to travel abroad to other countries, knowing full well the ramifications of such malignant permissiveness.