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Shooting from the hip: What the press is saying about boosters, blazes and Biden

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20.08.2021

1. Shoot first, ask questions later: Israel’s decision to lower the eligibility age for vaccines to 40 is about as surprising as a United States troop pullout turning into a fiasco (more on that later), but it’s still fairly big news here, the first country in the world to offer boosters to such a large chunk of its general population.

2. Flame and blame: The fires that scorched hillsides around Jerusalem at the start of the week may be out (for now), but the memory of them remains as stark as the before.

תיעוד ממצלמות האבטחה: הלהבות מקיפות את בית החולים איתנים מכל הכיוונים, הרוח עוצמתית, אבל אזור החיץ נטול העשביה מציל את המקום מכליה pic.twitter.com/lQ1tPuiPat

— עמרי מניב omri maniv (@omrimaniv) August 18, 2021

3. Turns out these colors do run: Afghanistan is thousands of miles away, but Israel is closely watching what’s going on there, both as a global news story and also how it will affect Israel and its friends or enemies. Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories

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  • Walla reports that Israeli officials “are very concerned over the pictures coming out of Afghanistan, and senior officials even said that they telegraph a problematic message regarding US involvement in the Mideast.........

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