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WATCH: Israelis Applaud Doctors From Their Balconies for Work Against Coronavirus

Jewish Journal

Aaron Bandler


Several videos of Israelis cheering and applauding doctors and nurses from their balconies have been making the rounds on social media.

The Israel Defense Force (IDF) tweeted a video compilation of Israelis applauding their medical personnel throughout the country.

“In a stunning display of solidarity today, thousands around Israel stood and loudly applauded the healthcare & medical professionals working tirelessly against #COVID19 to save lives,” they wrote. “Wherever you are in the world, take a moment to applaud those keeping you safe and healthy.”

Others shared some of their own videos.

Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt tweeted that it was “a beautiful moment.” He added: “Thank you to the brave medical workers across the world devoting themselves to caring for us through these unprecedented times.”

StandWithUs tweeted, “This is the spirit of #Israel! Thank you!”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on March 19 that the entire country will be on lockdown for at least the next seven days.

“This isn’t a request, this isn’t a recommendation, but a binding requirement that will be enforced,” he said.

There are currently 677 cases of coronavirus in Israel; six patients are in critical condition.

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