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By Ben Sales 

Israel signs COVID vaccine deal


November 20, 2020

(JTA) — Israel’s government has signed an agreement with the Pfizer pharmaceutical company to acquire 8 million doses of its vaccine.

“This is a great day for the State of Israel and a great day on the way to our victory over the coronavirus,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement Friday, adding that he is working “to ensure that we will receive the vaccine together with the leading countries around the world and that we will not get pushed back in line.”

The announcement came days after Netanyahu said in a video address that Israel would be able to sign a deal w...

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