The Meretz Party sent Ploskov a letter demanding she and the Likud publish a formal retraction of her statement, threatening to sue for slander and violation of election propaganda law.
"Netanyahu and his party members are exploiting tangible and intangible assets of the health system in favor of the Likud's election campaign."
Bourla was set to land in Israel on Monday for a series of meetings, only 15 days before Israel's next election, which prompted many to criticize the visit as election propaganda.
Electoral slogans are empty propaganda, often merely arguing that opponents are “leftists” or that politicians need to put their “egos” to the side.
"Our army will rapidly and thoroughly implement any decisions and orders of the Party and government," the KPA said in a statement carried by the official KCNA news agency.
The short, titled 'Once Upon a Virus', is part of a war of words between the US and China over the disease's origins, which emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan and has grown into a global pandemic.
According to the movement, these are anonymous election propaganda videos, which under Israeli law are prohibited from being advertised.
Jews are 'colonialists' and 'occupiers' who only arrived in Israel in 1948, the academics claimed on Palestinian TV.
“And it’s no surprise that the greatest propaganda machine in history has spread the oldest conspiracy theory in history — the lie that Jews are somehow dangerous," Cohen said.