13.05.2021 - online

The Jewish ABC: Is Israel coming back to life?

At a meeting with the Chargé d'affaires of the Israeli Embassy in Warsaw, Mrs. Tal Ben Ari-Yaalon, we talk about how Israel returns to normal, after winning the battle against coronavirus. We will review Israel's strategy towards COVID-19, from the start of the pandemic to the present.

  • 13 May (Thursday), 18:00 CET
  • Moderated by Piotr Kowalik

The conversation with Mrs. Tal Ben-Ari Yaalon was recorded in advance in April. The events in Israel over the past two days have made some of the information you are about to hear seem much less relevant from today's perspective - the pandemic is not the most pressing issue in Israel at the moment. Nonetheless, the main part of the material remains relevant, so out of respect for you - our Viewers - we have decided not to postpone or cancel today's premiere.

Israel has emerged as a world leader in the fight against the pandemic, recently. Virtually the entire adult population of the country has already been vaccinated. Having the appropriate certificate of vaccination, each person can freely use cafes, restaurants and other public places in the country. At the same time, Israeli borders remain closed to foreigners. 

During the meeting we will discuss the factors (social, cultural and others) that have made Israel hailed as an example of successfully dealing with this great problem. It will also be an opportunity to ask about other issues that are important to Israelis at the moment.

Tal Ben-Ari Yaalon – Israeli diplomat serving as Chargé d'affaires of the Israeli Embassy in Poland. Previously posted to Ethiopia, where she was Deputy Head of Mission, also accredited in Rwanda and the Republic of Burundi. Before joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, she was an entrepreneur, working with disadvantaged Israeli youth as well as African asylum seekers. She is the founder of The Startup Nation V4 Virtual StartUps Bootcamp, which is a pre-acceleration programme for startups in the Visegrad countries.

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