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Netanyahu said to be against potential law to mandate virus vaccine

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Sources close to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have said the premier is currently not in favor of a law to make the coronavirus vaccine compulsory, the Kan public broadcaster reported Thursday.

However, according to the report there were ongoing discussions over whether individuals holding public office could be compelled to receive the vaccine.

The discussions took place amid worries that many Israelis will not want to be vaccinated. Earlier this week the Israel Democracy Institute published the results of a poll that found most Israelis do not want to be among the first group of people given a coronavirus vaccine.

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On Thursday Deputy Health Minister Yoav Kisch denied any such plan for compulsory vaccination after a report said Health Minister Yuli Edelstein is looking at legislation that would make it compulsory for all Israelis to be inoculated against the coronavirus. Illustrative: A nurse prepares to inject a vaccine in Milan, Italy, Nov. 4, 2020 (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

“My policy is that everyone who wants a vaccine should be able to........

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