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Israel Is Rushing to Declare Victory Over COVID. It May Be Too Soon

The public and government are seemingly no longer interested in the coronavirus. But that doesn’t mean COVID-19 is done with Israel, especially when the country's borders fully reopen

Anshel Pfeffer
Anshel Pfeffer
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Anshel Pfeffer
Anshel Pfeffer

On Sunday afternoon, four weeks after it last convened, Israel’s coronavirus cabinet finally held another meeting. Nothing dramatic was decided and before it was even over, one of its key members, Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz, left early for a meeting in Ramallah with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, along with his Meretz colleagues.

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