Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel have embarked on a research and development deal to produce Covid vaccines with Austria and Denmark.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreed the accord with Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen in Jerusalem last week.

“This is a special day when two dynamic European leaders come together to Jerusalem to discuss together how we continue the battle against COVID,” noted Netanyahu. He added, “What we’re talking about is establishing a joint R&D fund of Israel, Austria and Denmark, and beginning joint efforts for common production of future vaccines. I think this is something that we have to do, because we’re going to probably need, I can’t say with certitude, but with very high probability, we’ll probably need protection for the future, we have to make sure that we can protect our peoples, and also help other countries and humanity at large.”

Kurz praised Israel’s vaccination program. “The world is looking at Israel with admiration,” he enthused. Frederiksen pointed out that Denmark and Austria were “inspired” by Israel’s ability to administer vaccines.

Netanyahu illustrated Israel’s Green Pass system on a tour of Modi’in. Fully vaccinated or recovered individuals are able to take part in activities that were previously unable to do.