Dr. Aaron Lerner of IMRA called me this morning, because he’s having trouble getting information out and wanted to be certain any technical problems weren’t at our end (they aren’t, at least as far as I can tell). They are, apparently, having serious connectivity issues in Israel right now.
The probable cause, he said, is that most international connections go through Haifa — and Haifa tech employees are either not working or working remotely. When something goes wrong it takes longer to fix.
He gave me some heartening news at the same time: it seems Bezeq is installing free phones in shelters. One of the ISPs is even providing free high-speed Internet. He said the “smiley” one, but since I don’t see Israel ads I don’t know whom. Could someone update us?