The stress caused by the coronavirus pandemic is not just over health and finance, but also affects mental health. Rabbi Dov Lipman, a former Member of the Knesset, said that Israel needs an empathetic national communicator to provide Israelis with the reassurances they so desperately need. He told KAN that Netanyahu could fulfill this role, as he had in the past, regardless of people’s political opinions. He also said that it was vital the Knesset keeps its role to oversee the government, especially during this critical time.