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Israeli Coronavirus Survivor Returns Home

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26 Feb 2020
Israeli Coronavirus Survivor Returns Home
Rachel Biton, an Israeli citizen who recovered from the COVID-19 coronavirus after falling ill in Japan, returned to Israel on Wednesday morning. As she arrived at Ben Gurion airport, she underwent a series of medical tests to ensure that she was entirely free of the virus before being allowed to go home with her family. “I met my family members at the airport and we cried tears of joy,” Biton said, adding her thanks to the Israeli officials who had assisted her in her time of need. Meanwhile, the government issued a statement on Tuesday evening that they have a plan for mitigating the economic fallout from the disease. Meir Ben-Shabbat, the national security adviser and National Security Council director, said: “We have established an orderly process between all government ministries to enable maximum synchronization between all parties. We are careful, but we are not hysterical. Everything is under control, and we are constantly assessing risk.”

“We are working with the Finance Ministry to secure an economic safety net for the private sector to ensure continued economic activity,” added Ron Tomer, president of the Manufacturers Association of Israel.

Gaza Border Region Residents Demand Stronger Action
Residents of southern Israel gathered in town squares on Tuesday to voice their disappointment with the government’s decision to a accept a cease-fire from the Gaza-based terror militias who have launched so many rockets at them in recent days. “We support the security forces and the state and call on them to never cease action, until the last rocket in the Gaza Strip is destroyed and the last terrorist’s life is over,” the protest organizers said. “We are sick of promises, it’s time for actions. After years of terror and fear - it’s time for a clear conclusion. Enemies are something you defeat, not contain.”

Turkish Troops Killed While Fighting in Libya
Turkish President Reccep Tayyip Erdogan admitted on Tuesday that Turkish soldiers he sent to Libya to assist that country’s UN-recognized government in its clash with a coalition of armed factions called the Libyan National Army (LNA) led by former Ghadaffi regime General  Khalifa Haftar, had suffered casualties. Previously, Erdogan’s regime had claimed that Turkish troops sent to Libya were merely advising and coordinating the forces of the Government of National Accord (NA) based in Triploli but not actively engaging in hostilities. Haftar’s forces are supported by the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Russia.

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Rivlin Meets Senior Officials in Australia
The movement to Boycott, Divest and Sanction (BDS) Israel suffered another defeat this week when President Reuven Rivlin arrived in Australia for high-level meetings with senior officials including Governor-General David Hurley and Prime Minister Scott Morrison in Canberra. “I am delighted to welcome you here,” said Morrison. “Australia is happy to stand with Israel in the international arena and the diplomatic relations between the countries are no less important than the relations between the peoples, which are excellent and will remain so.”

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