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Veteran Israeli journalist Moshe Nussbaum says he has ALS

Israeli journalist Moshe Nussbaum attends a ceremony at the Israel Police headquarters in Jerusalem on September 5, 2018. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Israeli journalist Moshe Nussbaum attends a ceremony at the Israel Police headquarters in Jerusalem on September 5, 2018. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Veteran Israeli journalist Moshe Nussbaum announces that he has the degenerative disease ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

“I am in the early stages of the disease,” Nussbaum says. “It’s not pleasant, my family and I are aware of the consequences and are prepared accordingly.”

“Some of you asked what happened to me and why I speak slowly. No, there is no need to hurry to say goodbye, comfort or eulogize me. I am still alive and kicking — maybe a little slower,” says the Channel 12 news reporter.

“Right now, I intend to continue working. But naturally, I’m slowing down,” he says.

He adds that he will continue to cover police affairs, but will appear less on camera.

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