Netanyahu: This won’t be a normal Purim

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pleads with the Israelis age 50 and up who have yet to be vaccinated to go get the shots.

But he says, in an interview with Army Radio, the number of those eschewing the shots in that age group is dropping.

Asked about the upcoming Purim holiday next week, Netanyahu says “this won’t be a normal Purim.”

He says synagogue services will be limited and Israelis will be asked to observe the holiday with their nuclear families. But he says the government’s hands are tied “due to democracy,” and asks Israelis to follow the rules, indicating there won’t be sweeping restrictions imposed over the festival.



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