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“The State of Israel is on its way out of the coronavirus crisis”

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People queue outside a Covid-19 mass vaccination center at Rabin Sqaure in Tel Aviv, Israel. Israel plans to vaccinate 70% to 80% of its population by April or May, Health Minister Yuli Edelstein has said. (Photo by Yossi Aloni/Flash90.)

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In an interview conducted by the Jerusalem Post’s diplomatic correspondent Lahav Harkov at the Tel Aviv International Salon, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that the whole Israeli adult population should be vaccinated within a few weeks: “I think Israel is coming out in a remarkable way with the green passport, ahead of any other country in the world. And we’re going to have mutual exchanges with countries. We already have several countries coming here. We’re going to exchange Green Passports. I think that’s coming very soon. We will have reciprocal arrangements with the United States.”

Netanyahu proclaimed that this would have a positive effect on the Israeli economy: “Israel will not only be the world’s champion with vaccinations. We will also be the fastest growing economy. We are emerging from the corona with virtually the strongest economy in the world. The shekel is at a 12-year high.  Our credit rankings are at an all-time high.” 

Netanyahu also noted that he is working with Pfizer and Moderna to bring tens of millions of new vaccines to Israel and seeks to have plants within the Jewish state, producing vaccines for Israel’s survival. He claimed that the CEO’s of Moderna and Pfizer do not answer the calls of every world leader, but they take every one of his calls.

In an exclusive interview, MK Ayoob Kara (Likud) reiterated that Israel is ahead of the rest of the world when it comes to exiting from the coronavirus crisis: “There is no nation that has taken better steps in dealing with the coronavirus better than Israel has. First, we did the vaccinations in a timely manner. As a result, we became an example for other countries, after we suffered some losses in the struggle against the coronavirus.”

“During the first wave, we took the right steps. During the second and third waves, things changed a bit. But now, with the rapid rate of vaccinations compared to other nations, the world is incredibly surprised by our great success.”        

In the State of Israel, only people who are vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 can go to cultural or sporting events, gyms, indoor restaurants and travel abroad. Pretty soon, bars and nightclubs will also be opening their doors for holders of the green passport. Nevertheless, for some Israelis, this is not enough of an incentive, for they are afraid to take the vaccine. 

“We have a problem with the Arab area. The mentality did not accept the vaccine,” MK Kara noted. “We also have a problem in the religious Orthodox area. But slowly, slowly, they understand that if we want to defeat the corona, everyone has to go and do the vaccine.”

Presently, 40% of the Israeli population has received both shots of the vaccine and over half of Israelis have received one shot of the vaccine. Due to what Israeli Health Minister Yuli Edelstein called the “vaccination miracle,” various Israeli media outlets reported that there will be no lockdown this Passover, that Israel will open its borders for tourism starting in April and that regulations mandating that Israelis wear masks in open air public places will be removed.  

“The State of Israel is on its way out of the coronavirus crisis,” Edelstein wrote on his Facebook page. “For the first time in a long time, the rate of infection went down to 0.8. Also, the number of critically sick people went down. This is thanks to the five million Israelis who went to vaccinate.” 

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According to MK Kara, “The corona is more successful in Israel than it is in any other state. Israel was the only state to push for the vaccine. Every day, due to the vaccinations, the coronavirus decreases in the State of Israel.”

“Suddenly, there are a lot of states that call us and ask the Prime Minister to help them with the corona. This includes Arab states,” said MK Kara, adding, “there are a lot of people that come from different states to learn from the government how Israel is successful more than any other state with the coronavirus.”

MK Kara believes that Israel’s great success with the vaccinations alongside the Iranian threat will also encourage additional Arab countries to make peace with Israel.

“For the first time, elements in the political establishment in Libya and other places are speaking clearly and freely in favor of economic ties with Israel. My assessment is that at least eight more countries are on the way to making peace with Israel. The development of economic peace between Israel and the Persian Gulf is progressing day by day. Nothing can stop the progression of this pivotal alliance.”    

Rachel Avraham is a political analyst working at the Safadi Center for International Diplomacy, Research, Public Relations and Human Rights.  She is the author of “Women and Jihad: Debating Palestinian Female Suicide Bombings at the American, Israeli and Arab Media.”  

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