"This lockdown is [being imposed] entirely for political reasons," said one protester.
The lockdown is expected to start at 2 p.m. Friday. The Knesset will vote on the plan Thursday evening.
The government must do much more to ease the economic burden of the many Israelis harmed by the lockdown.
Most religiously observant Israelis still plan to attend services • most Israelis oppose demonstrations during lockdown – and most think Israeli society cannot recover from the corona crisis.
The two advisors were spotted in public while they were supposed to be in quarantine.
Israel surpassed 200,000 cases since the start of the pandemic.
"It is not possible to present anything concrete at the moment – it depends on what the success of the lockdown will be."
“Israel has been one of the leading countries in the world in infected people per capital for a while,” said Prof. Ronit Calderon-Margalit.
Stopping the protests for a few weeks is not the end of democracy.
"In these complicated days of dealing with a state of emergency that requires limiting the freedom of individuals, increased efforts need to be made in order to protect the freedom of speech."