Israel to Indefinitely Spy on Phones to Stop a Virus

As we’ve seen this whole time, everything that happens in Israel eventually happens everywhere else.


Human rights groups in Israel have asked the supreme court to repeal the government’s decree reauthorizing the internal security service to spy on cell phones as part of a plan to stop the new Omicron Covid-19 variant.

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett told Shin Bet, Israel’s internal security service, to use the phone-tracking technology initially developed for counter-terrorism purposes, as part of the measures announced Sunday aimed at preventing the new Omicron strain of the virus from spreading. Bennett also sealed Israel to all foreign travelers for 14 days.

Four human rights groups petitioned Israel’s High Court of Justice on Monday, challenging Bennett’s decision as “ill-fated and illegal” and in violation of the court’s earlier ruling.

“The High Court ruled in April 2020 that the Shin Bet cannot be authorized to implement contact tracing via Emergency regulations or government decision, but must convene the Knesset [Israel’s parliament] and advance legislation. Thus resuming the program via emergency regulation is a blatant disregard for the rule of law,” the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), one of the groups involved, said in a statement.

Furthermore, Shin Bet’s spying “violates the basic trust between the citizen and the government,” ACRI said. The program was first authorized in March 2020, under Covid-19 emergency measures, but the court ruled it “no longer justifiable” this March.

People always like to say “BUT THEY’RE ALREADY SPYING ON EVERYONE!!!!111”

I don’t know if these people are stupid, but I suspect they are stupid.

There is about a billion miles between an illegal secret spying program and a legalized program of spying on everyone. The illegal spying data cannot be used in court. Furthermore, only a small number of spooks have access to it.

If they are spying on you legally, they can use it in court, and basically anyone in the government who wants access to it can have access to it.

Of the many changes being implemented in society as a result of this invisible secret pandemic, governments are going to normalize tracking and recording every single thing you do as a matter of course.

Of course, we already see that with the virus passports.

It’s really just “every bad thing that the government could ever do to you” is now happening because people are so stupid that they believed, with zero evidence from their personal lives, that there was a virus pandemic.