ISRAEL - New Israeli Covid Vaccine BriLife

Arno Froese

The Israel Institute for Biological Research has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with a US-based pharmaceutical company to help fast-track Israel’s BriLife vaccine, the Defense Ministry announced.

The “bri” is the first part of the Hebrew word for health; the “il” stands for Israel and “life.” IIBR operates under the auspices of the Prime Minister’s Office and works closely with the Defense Ministry.

“This agreement is excellent news for Israel’s citizens and highlights the unprecedented achievement of the Israel Institute for Biological Research,” said Defense Minister Benny Gantz. “I anticipate that with this agreement, we will be able to complete the development of the vaccine and enable Israel to produce vaccines independently, because as we have seen recently—the coronavirus is not going anywhere.”

BriLife is a vector-based vaccine. The vaccine takes the vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) and genetically engineers it so that it will express the spike protein of the novel coronavirus on its envelope.

Once injected, it does not cause a disease by itself. VSV does not infect humans; instead, the body recognizes the spike protein that is expressed on the envelope and begins to develop an immunological response. The vaccine will initially be delivered by traditional injection, NRx said in a release., 12 July 2021

Arno's Commentary

That Israel is first in line when it comes to biological research is not a surprise. Mr. Gantz’s statement, “the coronavirus is not going anywhere,” suggests that there is more to come, and Israel must be ready.

From Scripture, we know Jesus’ prophecy, “Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken” (Matthew 24:29).

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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