Following a series of meetings with the Finance Minister, the Economy Minister, and the Governor of the Bank of Israel, Prime Minister Netanyahu declared that the economy of Israel is “in excellent condition.”
“We are in the midst of the coronavirus crisis even as our financial condition is better than in most of the world’s nations. We have taken steps such as setting up a four billion shekel fund (equivalent of 1.13 billion USD) to help businesses affected adversely by the virus and are now working on finding additional funds for this assistance project.
“We receive most of what we import by sea, from raw materials to everyday products to food and there is no reason to empty the supermarkets since the supply lines are operating normally. Almost all food comes by sea, so there is no reason to rush to the supermarkets, there is more and more food and there will be more and more food. Regarding imports by air, here too we have taken steps to assure deliveries will continue as before. We are taking all the measures available to us to ensure that there is regular air supply here to Israel.”
“I want to wish the citizens of Israel a happy Purim holiday, with lots of hamantaschen,” Netanyahu concluded.