3,192 new COVID cases, 534 in serious condition

3,192 new COVID cases, 534 in serious condition

Death toll from coronavirus rises to 1,136.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/14/2020, 9:06 PM
Health Minister: This is the proposal, there will be no negotiations

Health Minister: This is the proposal, there will be no negotiations

Minister Yuli Edelstein says lockdown proposal that will be submitted to government for approval is necessary in order to reduce infection.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/13/2020, 4:30 AM
Health Minister 'understands all our fundamental rights'

Health Minister 'understands all our fundamental rights'

'But what about the rights of a citizen who has diabetes or lung disease?' - Edelstein.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/7/2020, 10:16 PM
Edelstein: Religious and political gatherings should both be restricted

Edelstein: Religious and political gatherings should both be restricted

Health Minister Yuli Edelstein explains decision to lockdown 30 towns and cities. 'If we follow the rules there won't be lockdowns.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/3/2020, 9:50 PM
Yuli Edelstein: 'Lion's share of infections are in haredi and Arab sectors'

Yuli Edelstein: 'Lion's share of infections are in haredi and Arab sectors'

'Israel's past governments should be embarrassed at high infection rates in crowded haredi, Arab, sectors,' Health Min. Edelstein says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/2/2020, 2:10 PM
Health Minister Yuli Edelstein to urge holiday lockdown

Health Minister Yuli Edelstein to urge holiday lockdown

Health Min. Edelstein to support closing schools in 'red' cities, lockdown over holidays. 'Schools opened despite wildly spreading virus.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/2/2020, 10:45 AM
Health Minister to Sovereignty Youth: 'I'm committed to the sovereignty vision'

Health Minister to Sovereignty Youth: 'I'm committed to the sovereignty vision'

Health Minister Yuli Edelstein meets Sovereignty Youth reps, praises activity, expresses continued commitment to vision and implementation.Mordechai Sones, 9/1/2020, 7:44 PM
Yuli Edelstein: 'Don't fly to Uman'

Yuli Edelstein: 'Don't fly to Uman'

'Responsibility means not gathering together,' Health Minister Edelstein says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/26/2020, 2:35 PM
Israel, UAE reach agreement on health cooperation

Israel, UAE reach agreement on health cooperation

Israeli, UAE health ministers agree on "immediate" cooperation between the nations on health issues, specifically COVID-19.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/24/2020, 4:02 PM
Yuli Edelstein: 'A Palestinian state won't be created'

Yuli Edelstein: 'A Palestinian state won't be created'

Health Min. Edelstein promises: 'No Palestinian state as long as I'm in the government, children in Samaria deserve equal rights.'Orly Harari, 8/18/2020, 2:24 PM
Equal restrictions for synagogues and restaurants

Equal restrictions for synagogues and restaurants

Number of attendees at restaurants, public places, businesses and houses of worship will be limited to 20 in a closed space.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/16/2020, 5:16 AM
'We're going to end the weekend lockdowns'

'We're going to end the weekend lockdowns'

Yuli Edelstein vows to cancel weekend lockdowns. 'They don't accomplish anything besides irritating the public.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/4/2020, 12:34 PM
Coronavirus Cabinet to be reduced in size

Coronavirus Cabinet to be reduced in size

Ministers say Coronavirus Cabinet's size complicates decision-making process. Forum will be reduced from 16 ministers to 10.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/26/2020, 8:48 AM
Health Min. Edelstein apologizes for delay in appointing Covid-19 manager

Health Min. Edelstein apologizes for delay in appointing Covid-19 manager

Edelstein's comments come after appointment of Prof. Ronni Gamzu, CEO of Tel Aviv's Ichilov Hospital, to the position.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/23/2020, 9:47 AM
Yuli Edelstein: 'Knesset Coronavirus Committee is leading us to a full lockdown'

Yuli Edelstein: 'Knesset Coronavirus Committee is leading us to a full lockdown'

Yuli Edelstein blasts Knesset committee for overturning government ban on dining at restaurants. 'The numbers are still very troubling.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/21/2020, 1:56 PM
Ministers decide: Significant addition to health system manpower

Ministers decide: Significant addition to health system manpower

Health and Finance Ministers agree on reinforcement of 2,000 nurses, 400 doctors, manpower, and additional procurement for health system.Mordechai Sones, 7/20/2020, 9:00 PM
'I've done everything to avoid closure, but options are running out'

'I've done everything to avoid closure, but options are running out'

Health Minister Edelstein holds press briefing during which he discusses fight against coronavirus.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/15/2020, 6:40 PM
Yuli Edelstein to Pres. Rivlin: 'Encouraged by cooperation in fighting coronavirus'

Yuli Edelstein to Pres. Rivlin: 'Encouraged by cooperation in fighting coronavirus'

President Rivlin meets with the top Health Ministry officials to discuss coronavirus outbreak and efforts to halt infections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/15/2020, 4:14 PM
Health Minister: We are dealing with a very dangerous virus

Health Minister: We are dealing with a very dangerous virus

Yuli Edelstein warns Knesset decision to open gyms and pools could lead to stricter closure if situation worsens.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/14/2020, 4:14 PM
Clashes between protesters and police in Jerusalem

Clashes between protesters and police in Jerusalem

Hundreds of haredim protest closures imposed by city.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/12/2020, 10:52 PM
Soroka Hospital doctor, Professor Ruth Shaku-Levy, called on public to evade isolation

Soroka Hospital doctor, Professor Ruth Shaku-Levy, called on public to evade isolation

'Whoever comes [to the protest] and is not interested in 2 weeks isolation, leave your phone at home.' Edelstein: 'Encourages breaking law.'Mordechai Sones, 7/12/2020, 7:43 PM
Yuli Edelstein: 'We haven't lost our sense of direction, our conscience is still working'

Yuli Edelstein: 'We haven't lost our sense of direction, our conscience is still working'

Health Min. Edelstein pushes back after Public Health Services chief's resignation, says 'the goal is not to go backwards.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/8/2020, 12:54 PM
Health Minister: Restrictions give us hope we will not need a lockdown

Health Minister: Restrictions give us hope we will not need a lockdown

Minister Yuli Edelstein announces appointment of director of fight against the coronavirus.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/6/2020, 9:09 PM
Energy Minister Steinitz demands closure of synagogues

Energy Minister Steinitz demands closure of synagogues

Heated argument in government about closing synagogues to stop spread of COVID-19. 'We need a 2-week lockdown to reduce infections.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/6/2020, 6:59 PM
Edelstein: We don't want to have half the country in isolation

Edelstein: We don't want to have half the country in isolation

Health Minister on new restrictions: We opened up the economy, that has consequences and we are dealing with them.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 7/4/2020, 12:22 AM
Israeli Health Minister Yuli Edelstein announces plans for new restrictions

Israeli Health Minister Yuli Edelstein announces plans for new restrictions

Health Ministry pushing plans for restrictions on synagogues and public gatherings. 'People didn't follow regulations closely enough.'David Rosenberg, 6/28/2020, 6:56 PM
Vizhnitz Rebbe: 'Torah obligation to wear a mask, obey Health Ministry'

Vizhnitz Rebbe: 'Torah obligation to wear a mask, obey Health Ministry'

Health Min. Yuli Edelstein visits hasidic rebbe, asking for help in stemming the spread of COVID-19 within the haredi community.Ben Shaul, 6/24/2020, 1:10 PM
Yuli Edelstein: 'We won't reach total closure at this point'

Yuli Edelstein: 'We won't reach total closure at this point'

'It may be that during the day we'll announce certain red zones,' said Health Minister Edelstein. 'Goal is to cut off infection chain.'Mordechai Sones, 6/23/2020, 3:53 PM
UTJ MK Moshe Gafni to Minister Yuli Edelstein: 'Destigmatize the haredi public'

UTJ MK Moshe Gafni to Minister Yuli Edelstein: 'Destigmatize the haredi public'

Health Minister Edelstein tours Maayanei Hayeshua Hospital in Bnei Brak. Finance Committee Chair: 'Injustice was done to haredi public.'Mordechai Sones, 6/16/2020, 6:16 PM
Health Minister slams 'serious, unforgivable violation of public trust'

Health Minister slams 'serious, unforgivable violation of public trust'

Health Minister Yuli Edelstein instructs deputy minister to investigate following reports official allowed billionaire to skip quarantine.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/10/2020, 10:57 PM
Health Minister Yuli Edelstein to expand testing amid coronavirus resurgence

Health Minister Yuli Edelstein to expand testing amid coronavirus resurgence

Following spate of coronavirus cases in Jerusalem schools, Health Minister vows to broaden testing to include those with no symptoms.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/31/2020, 7:50 PM
Edelstein nominates Hezi Levy nominated for Health Ministry director

Edelstein nominates Hezi Levy nominated for Health Ministry director

Health Minister taps Barzilai University Medical Center director Prof. Hezi Levy to replace Moshe Bar Siman Tov as Health Ministry director.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/27/2020, 10:49 PM
Health Minister Edelstein approves gatherings of up to 50 people

Health Minister Edelstein approves gatherings of up to 50 people

Opening of economy continues, but Health Minister warns citizens must cooperate with guidelines or face renewed closure.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/21/2020, 6:35 PM
Edelstein approves removal of masks in schools and public spaces

Edelstein approves removal of masks in schools and public spaces

Health Minister approves removal of masks in classrooms and public spaces until the weekend.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/19/2020, 1:04 AM
We'll invest everything in preparing for 'second wave'

We'll invest everything in preparing for 'second wave'

Health Minister Yuli Edelstein: 'Even if there's no 2nd wave - the investment won't go down the drain but will improve the health system.'Mordechai Sones, 5/18/2020, 8:27 PM
Yamina: Netanyahu has slammed the door in our face

Yamina: Netanyahu has slammed the door in our face

Party official says PM appointed Yuli Edelstein as Health Minister in order to humiliate Yamina, break up religious Zionist alliance.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/12/2020, 8:06 PM
Former Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein named Health Minister

Former Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein named Health Minister

PM Netanyahu appoints former Knesset Speaker and Likud MK Yuli Edelstein as next Health Minister.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/12/2020, 7:09 PM
Edelstein 'does not regret' resigning as Knesset Speaker

Edelstein 'does not regret' resigning as Knesset Speaker

Former Knesset Speaker says if his resignation leads to formation of government it will have been worth the sacrifice.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/20/2020, 5:01 PM
INTO THE FRAY: Edelstein draws a line in the sand

INTO THE FRAY: Edelstein draws a line in the sand

Edelstein drew a much-needed line in the sand against judicial intrusion into the sphere of the legislature and thwarted yet another attempt at the usurpation of both its autonomy and authority.Dr. Martin Sherman, 4/2/2020, 11:44 PM
Compromise to allow continued government negotiations fails

Compromise to allow continued government negotiations fails

Likud and Blue and White discuss possibility Benny Gantz himself be appointed Knesset Speaker to continue talks between the two parties.Mordechai Sones, 3/26/2020, 2:44 PM
Yuli Edelstein calls Supreme Court ruling 'attempted takeover of legislature'

Yuli Edelstein calls Supreme Court ruling 'attempted takeover of legislature'

Knesset Speaker explains why he chose resignation over Supreme Court ruling: 'I cannot be forced to do things I think endanger democracy.'Mordechai Sones, 3/26/2020, 9:44 AM
Amir Peretz will be appointed Interim Knesset Speaker

Amir Peretz will be appointed Interim Knesset Speaker

Amir Peretz, the most senior Knesset Member, will convene the Knesset on Thursday to elect a permanent Knesset Speaker.Elad Benari, 3/26/2020, 12:30 AM
Rivlin: 'Inconceivable' that anyone would disobey court ruling

Rivlin: 'Inconceivable' that anyone would disobey court ruling

President critical of outgoing Knesset Speaker for refusing to carry out Supreme Court order to convene plenum to elect new speaker.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/25/2020, 8:50 PM
Knesset legal advisor: Wait for Supreme Court

Knesset legal advisor: Wait for Supreme Court

Knesset Arrangements Committee convenes for special meeting following resignation of Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/25/2020, 5:57 PM
Edelstein: My conscience will not let me fulfill court order

Edelstein: My conscience will not let me fulfill court order

Outgoing Knesset Speaker refuses to carry out Supreme Court order to convene vote on his successor after announcing his resignation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/25/2020, 5:16 PM
Supreme Court: Knesset Speaker must be elected by Wednesday

Supreme Court: Knesset Speaker must be elected by Wednesday

Shortly after submitting response to Supreme Court, judges order Yuli Edelstein to convene plenum by Wednesday to elect new Knesset Speaker.Mordechai Sones, 3/23/2020, 10:56 PM
Transport Minister Smotrich calls on Knesset Speaker Edelstein to ignore Supreme Court

Transport Minister Smotrich calls on Knesset Speaker Edelstein to ignore Supreme Court

'Judiciary trampling on elected democratic institutions for years, today also purports to determine Knesset agenda,' Smotrich said.Mordechai Sones, 3/23/2020, 3:51 PM
Supreme Court sets veiled ultimatum for Knesset Speaker

Supreme Court sets veiled ultimatum for Knesset Speaker

Supreme Court orders Yuli Edelstein to hold vote on new Knesset Speaker - or else.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/23/2020, 3:07 PM
Police break up Jerusalem protest against Knesset Speaker

Police break up Jerusalem protest against Knesset Speaker

Police say demonstration by 200 people a violation of order not to hold gatherings of over 10 people.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/19/2020, 3:48 PM
Blue and White to Edelstein: We will appeal to court against you

Blue and White to Edelstein: We will appeal to court against you

Lawyers for Blue and White party warn they are prepared to petition High Court to force Yuli Edelstein to convene elections for new speaker.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/16/2020, 5:48 PM
Rivlin: 'I have just one request: Give this people a government'

Rivlin: 'I have just one request: Give this people a government'

Knesset Members sworn in three at a time. Earlier, President entrusts assembling government with MK Benny Gantz.Mordechai Sones, 3/16/2020, 5:24 PM
Amir Peretz, Left bloc demand election of new Knesset Speaker

Amir Peretz, Left bloc demand election of new Knesset Speaker

Left bloc leaders are pressuring Knesset Speaker Edelstein to resign his position ahead of tomorrow's swearing-in ceremony.Eitan Divinsky, 3/15/2020, 10:50 PM
23rd Knesset to be sworn in Monday

23rd Knesset to be sworn in Monday

Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein says swearing-in ceremony to take place as scheduled.Eitan Divinsky, 3/14/2020, 10:00 PM
Knesset Speaker: Sovereignty will be fast-tracked

Knesset Speaker: Sovereignty will be fast-tracked

Yuli Edelstein says he would push bill for sovereignty in Judea and Samaria immediately through the Knesset if PM seeks such a bill.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/29/2020, 9:44 PM
Pelosi: I used to protest for Yuli Edelstein's release from Soviet prison

Pelosi: I used to protest for Yuli Edelstein's release from Soviet prison

House Speaker addresses Holocaust survivors: You are the real VIPs of the World Holocaust Forum.Yoni Kempinski, 1/23/2020, 11:33 PM
Knesset Speaker Edelstein meets Nancy Pelosi in Jerusalem

Knesset Speaker Edelstein meets Nancy Pelosi in Jerusalem

Knesset Speaker meets US House Speaker, says Israel exists in its current form thanks to close relations with the American people.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/22/2020, 6:14 PM
Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein maintains composure, remains unperturbed by attacks

Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein maintains composure, remains unperturbed by attacks

Knesset Speaker responds to Netanyahu supporters' attack against him, 'My statesmanlike conduct is important and critical to Likud.'Mordechai Sones, 1/20/2020, 10:22 PM