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New vaccination campaign targets Arab-Israelis

Arab legislators, community leaders and also the government are joining forces in promoting coronavirus vaccinations for the Arab-Israeli public.
Israelis wait their turn to be inoculated with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against the coronavirus, at a Clalit Health Services station set up inside Cinema City complex in Jerusalem, on Aug. 11, 2021.

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Minister of Regional Cooperation Issawi Freij visited the Arab-Israeli town of Taibe Aug. 19. During the visit, Bennett called on the Arab public to "Go get vaccinated!" Bennett had a very down-to-earth message: “Vaccination saves lives. It’s as simple as that. There is nothing more sacred than human life, in both Jewish and Muslim tradition.”

A day earlier, Minister of Social Equality Meirav Cohen stopped at Doha Stadium in the Arab-Israeli town of Sakhnin, as part of a joint initiative with the Sakhnin municipality and the Bnei Sakhnin soccer club to promote the vaccination drive among Arab Israelis.

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