ISRAEL’S vaccination programme is leading the world, and has been singled out for praise by many here in Britain.
We have vaccinated almost a quarter of our population in a matter of weeks, far ahead of anywhere else, and expect to see every single Israeli protected by the end of March.
From sports stadiums to drive in vaccination centres, our government is striving to get jabs to people in every way that we can.
Our top scientists have ingeniously worked out how to split up super chilled vaccine shots into pizza box-sized batches, so we can easily deliver small numbers to care homes and minimise wastage.
Behind the success of our vaccination drive is Israel’s tradition of national duty, which really comes to the fore during times of crisis.
Our forces and public services are supporting our hardworking doctors and nurses to get doses into the arms of Israelis as quickly as possible.
We also have a modern and flexible universal healthcare system.
Our technologists digitised doctors’ records decades ago, enabling us to automatically prioritise those most at risk from this terrible virus.
We are notifying Israelis that they are being called up for vaccination by pinging appointments to their mobiles, helping to ensure that they are kept.
As Israel’s Ambassador, I am proud that we are sharing our recipe for success with the United Kingdom, one of our oldest and dearest friends.
Last week, our Health Secretaries spoke together and agreed to strengthen our cooperation, which will save countless lives.
Soon, we Israelis will benefit from British ingenuity.
We Israelis trust modern science and medicine to help us beat this pandemic once and for all.
Like you rely on your NHS, we are counting on ours to rescue us from a cycle of lockdowns and misery.
2020 was a difficult year for both our democracies.
By bringing together Britain’s vaccine and Israel’s experience, 2021 promises to be better.
We can restart travel and tourism, reopen bars and restaurants, and reboot our economies.
And when we do so, just as many Israelis look forward to visiting London, we Israelis look forward to warmly welcoming Sun on Sunday readers on holiday to our capital, Jerusalem.