The Israeli Employment Service said that a total of 20,413 new applicants registered for unemployment benefits on Sunday night and Monday, bringing the total number of claimants to over 962,500.
'We are in contact with [the Palestinian Authority] because the virus has no borders, and doesn't know to distinguish between ethnic groups, religions or nations.'
Domestic butter has been a rare sight on Israeli supermarket shelves since early 2019, with local producers protesting reduced profits due to government-set prices and high duties on imported goods.
"As the time required to eradicate the virus grows longer, the economic impact grows exponentially."
Former Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat is reportedly set to be appointed finance minister.
Since early 2019, butter has become such a scarce commodity that Israelis have taken to sharing rare sightings of it on social media.
During the past decade some very welcome changes have occurred, attributable to the new spirit which Yair Lapid infused into the Finance Ministry.
During a live interview at Channel 13 Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu said he gains massive support by the public.
The move was made in response to the decision by the Palestinian Authority to stop buying calves from Israel and to begin importing calves from other countries.