Israel's relentless battle vs the coronavirus - Jerusalem Studio 508

The Israeli political system, which has defined the coronavirus crisis, as severe enough to justify the establishment of a so-called national emergency government in Jerusalem – has earlier this week started to ease restrictions on the country’s economic and social activities.
Should the consequences of alleviating the government-enacted measures prove hasty – is the decision going to be reversed?
-Jonathan Hessen, host.
-Amir Oren, analyst.
- Israeli Police Spokesperson Superintendent Micky Rosenfeld.
-Dr. Neta Soffer Tsur, Microbiology lecturer at Tel Aviv University and Spokesperson of the Mi-da’at Organization.

  • Published: April 24, 2020
  • Duration: 28 min

Jerusalem Studio

The program offers the viewer deeper understanding about current events in Israel. The topics vary from domestic and foreign policy to social changes, archaelogy and religion.
The program is hosted by TV7 Israel News anchor Jonathan Hessen.


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