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Health Minister: 'Israel won't have mandatory vaccination'

'Vaccines won't be mandatory, but anyone who forges a vaccine certificate will go to jail,' Health Minister Yuli Edelstein warns.

Health Minister: 'Israel won't have mandatory vaccination'

Health Minister: This is how we fight fake news

Minister Edelstein visits Sodastream plant where workers are receiving the coronavirus vaccine.

Health Minister: This is how we fight fake news

Last lockdown? 'We'll talk after another million are vaccinated'

'If we follow guidelines, I hope this will be the last lockdown,' Health Min. Edelstein says.

Last lockdown? 'We'll talk after another million are vaccinated'

Cultural institutions to open up next week

Culture Minister Hili Tropper and Health Minister Yuli Edelstein agree to open Israel's cultural institutions next week.

Cultural institutions to open up next week

Netanyahu and Edelstein criticize vaccine refusers

Health Minister in closed conversation: Those who are vaccinated will go to gyms, those who do not will go to the supermarket and pharmacy.

Netanyahu and Edelstein criticize vaccine refusers

Unvaccinated? You could be barred from going to work

Health Minister announces bill which will allow employers pressure workers to vaccinate, by preventing the unvaccinated from coming to work.

Unvaccinated? You could be barred from going to work

Health Minister: Some schools will reopen on Tuesday

Health Minister Edelstein says Israel may be headed for 'very problematic situation,' yet some schools may reopen this week.

Health Minister: Some schools will reopen on Tuesday

Netanyahu: Goal to vaccinate 90% of people over 50

PM delivers update on fight against COVID pandemic. 'We are in middle of race between the vaccinations and the mutation.'

Netanyahu: Goal to vaccinate 90% of people over 50

Health Minister:

'Want to spend Passover with family? Then be alone on Purim'

Health Minister Yuli Edelstein talks about the current situation and Israel's plans going forward.

'Want to spend Passover with family? Then be alone on Purim'

PM seeks to add 2 weeks to lockdown

Prime Minister Netanyahu, Health Minister Yuli Edelstein visit Clalit clinic in Ar'ara, say Israel close to beating coronavirus.

PM seeks to add 2 weeks to lockdown

Health Minister: 'Exiting lockdown would be irresponsible'

Health Min. Edelstein warns infection rate 'refusing' to drop, average age of seriously ill coronavirus patients is getting younger.

Health Minister: 'Exiting lockdown would be irresponsible'

Coronavirus vaccine to be made available to everyone?

Health Minister considers expanding vaccination program - on one condition.

Coronavirus vaccine to be made available to everyone?

Health Minister: We must vaccinate inmates, like it or not

Minister Edelstein says Prison Service will begin to provide vaccines to inmates next week, guidelines must be followed.

Health Minister: We must vaccinate inmates, like it or not

'Human rights' groups demand Israel vaccinate inmates

While many Israelis have yet to receive their vaccination, human rights groups are demanding all prisoners are treated.

'Human rights' groups demand Israel vaccinate inmates

'Populists to blame for surge in coronavirus infections'

9,589 new infections diagnosed in a single day, with 7.6% of tests coming back positive.

'Populists to blame for surge in coronavirus infections'

Health Minister: Demonstrations are dangerous

Minister Yuli Edelstein explains to govt. why he did not seek to ban demonstrations despite the danger they represent.

Health Minister: Demonstrations are dangerous

Health Minister:

'We must impose a total lockdown and close all schools'

Amid rising infection rates, Yuli Edelstein calls for total lockdown, closing schools and all non-essential businesses, with no gatherings.

'We must impose a total lockdown and close all schools'

Edelstein stops allocation of vaccines to Ichilov Hospital

Move comes after the hospital vaccinated teachers in violation of guidelines. The hospital explains: We had leftover doses.

Edelstein stops allocation of vaccines to Ichilov Hospital

'We're winning vaccine race, but losing the war to the mutation'

1 out of 8 Israelis have received COVID vaccine, putting Israel far ahead of all other countries - yet infection rates continue to surge.

'We're winning vaccine race, but losing the war to the mutation'

Edelstein: I will propose a full lockdown for two weeks

Health Minister Yuli Edelstein: In view of a significant increase in cases, I will propose to impose a full lockdown for two weeks.

Edelstein: I will propose a full lockdown for two weeks

Health Minister ends mandatory hotel isolation for returnees

Under new guidelines, Israelis returning from abroad will be required to undergo COVID tests, isolate at home.

Health Minister ends mandatory hotel isolation for returnees

Israel continues to lead world in Corona vaccinations

A little over a week into the vaccination campaign about 379,000 Israelis vaccinated; 98,916 over the past day.

Israel continues to lead world in Corona vaccinations

Israeli technology to allow nationwide vaccine distribution

Min of Health described how vaccine is repackaged and stored in temps of -2 degrees Celsius for access at any point in Israel.

Israeli technology to allow nationwide vaccine distribution

280,000 people vaccinated in first week

Health Minister provides update on progress of vaccination campaign as Israel prepares to enter 3rd lockdown.

280,000 people vaccinated in first week

HM requests teaching staff vaccinate as early as this week

In addition, COVID-19 vaccine campaign will be extended this week to people aged 60 and under suffering from chronic diseases.

HM requests teaching staff vaccinate as early as this week

Vaccines on Shabbat? This is the position of the Chief Rabbi

Chief Rabbi says permission to vaccinate in Shabbat will be considered when vaccinations are given in all hours of the day during the week.

Vaccines on Shabbat? This is the position of the Chief Rabbi

Edelstein: The Likud is my home and I will not leave it

Health Minister stresses that he does not intend to leave the Likud like Ze'ev Elkin did.

Edelstein: The Likud is my home and I will not leave it

Third lockdown is now inevitable, says Israeli Health Minister

'We wasted precious time, now the infection rate leaves us no choice but to impose a lockdown,' says Health Minister Yuli Edelstein.

Third lockdown is now inevitable, says Israeli Health Minister

'Esther was murdered with monstrous cruelty'

52-year-old mother of six Esther Horgan, who was murdered by an Arab terrorist while jogging, will be laid to rest this morning.

'Esther was murdered with monstrous cruelty'

Health Minister: Spreaders of fake news have no conscience

Edelstein promises: "We'll monitor everyone who gets the vaccine to make sure they're okay."

Health Minister: Spreaders of fake news have no conscience

Health Minister: 'We're going to shut stores again'

"Effects of vaccination program won't be felt till March. We're just a week away from harsher restrictions."

Health Minister: 'We're going to shut stores again'

Health Minister to Arutz Sheva:

'A bad coalition is better than elections'

Edelstein believes vaccine campaign will be launched within week, and that government problems can be solved, even in current composition.

'A bad coalition is better than elections'

Netanyahu to be first world leader to be vaccinated - on camera

"The dangers of not being vaccinated outweigh those of the vaccine; I'll be first, & I hope everyone will follow suit."

Netanyahu to be first world leader to be vaccinated - on camera

Isolation period to be shortened to 10 days

Health Minister orders shortening of isolation subject to 2 negative COVID test results - one upon entry to isolation and one on ninth day.

Isolation period to be shortened to 10 days

PM: We will vaccinate 60,00 people a day starting Dec. 27

Prime Minister Netanyahu, Health Minister Edelstein meet with HMO directors to prepare to distribute coronavirus vaccines.

PM: We will vaccinate 60,00 people a day starting Dec. 27

Will Netanyahu and Edelstein vaccinate before cameras?

Prime Minister and Health Minister weigh vaccine photo-opportunity.

Will Netanyahu and Edelstein vaccinate before cameras?

Edelstein:

'Form group of ministers working to regulate young communities'

Talia Sasson's report is worth a newspaper article because it never passed government decision, said Minister Yuli Edelstein tonight.

'Form group of ministers working to regulate young communities'

Health Minister unveils reopening of tourism sector in Eilat

'Finally, tourism has resumed in Israel.' Minister Yuli Edelstein marks reopening of Eilat's tourism sector, as pandemic continues.

Health Minister unveils reopening of tourism sector in Eilat

Health Minister condemns leak of details of Pfizer vaccine deal

"This is going to make it more difficult for us to reach deals with other companies," Edelstein fumed.

Health Minister condemns leak of details of Pfizer vaccine deal

Health Ministry: Quarantine period shortened to 12 days

Health Minister: "If everything goes well, we'll be able to think about additional easing of restrictions."

Health Ministry: Quarantine period shortened to 12 days

Health Minister: Night curfew being seriously discussed

Health Minister refers to measures being considered, cools vax enthusiasm: 'Significant amount of vaccines won't reach Israel this year.'

Health Minister: Night curfew being seriously discussed

Israeli delegation heads to Czech Republic to provide COVID aid

Delegation will include doctors from several hospitals & MDA paramedics.

Israeli delegation heads to Czech Republic to provide COVID aid

Health Ministry to cut quarantine time down to 12 days

Minister Yuli Edelstein orders Health Ministry to put together plan for reducing mandatory isolation period for possible carries to 12 days.

Health Ministry to cut quarantine time down to 12 days

Edelstein vs Katz: You'll cause another lockdown

Health Minister says Finance Minister's call to open shops is reckless and irresponsible.

Edelstein vs Katz: You'll cause another lockdown

Edelstein: Opening up the entire economy? Populist discourse

Health Minister: I'm tired of this discourse of hatred, let's stop blaming one another.

Edelstein: Opening up the entire economy? Populist discourse

Finance Minister: 'Health Ministry detached from the people'

Minister Katz sharply attacks Health Ministry, that opposes opening businesses, ahead of Corona cabinet discussions. 'What's this insanity?'

Finance Minister: 'Health Ministry detached from the people'

Fury in cabinet over reopening

Health, Finance Ministries in uproar over whether to allow stores to reopen next week.

Fury in cabinet over reopening

Edelstein: 4.2 million flu vaccines to arrive in Israel

Health Ministry purchases almost twice as many vaccines as last year. Regarding COVID-19: 'We'll bring proposal to increase fines.'

Edelstein: 4.2 million flu vaccines to arrive in Israel

'We'll cut funding from schools that open, revoke licenses'

Minister Edelstein notes drop in contagion rates, says lockdown has paid off.

'We'll cut funding from schools that open, revoke licenses'

Israeli Health Minister:

'We're not suffering for nothing, the stats are getting better'

Minister Yuli Edelstein expresses optimism over decline in coronavirus infection rates, but warns 'Not everyone is adhering to the rules.'

'We're not suffering for nothing, the stats are getting better'

Health Minister: Great danger in Simchat Torah celebrations

Minister Edelstein presents new technologies for rapid testing, says length of lockdown rests on following health guidelines.

Health Minister: Great danger in Simchat Torah celebrations

Israel surpasses the US in daily coronavirus deaths per capita

Coronavirus is spreading faster and wider than ever before - no one is immune.

Israel surpasses the US in daily coronavirus deaths per capita

Health Minister:

'Absolutely no chance lockdown will end after Sukkot'

Yuli Edelstein says lockdown must be extended past original 3-week period, cannot be ended after Sukkot holiday despite pressures to do so.

'Absolutely no chance lockdown will end after Sukkot'

Health Minister: I'll pray in a small minyan with a mask

Minister Edelstein calls on public to obey health instructions during Yom Kippur fast.

Health Minister: I'll pray in a small minyan with a mask

'We will not repeat the mistakes of the past'

Health Minister Yuli Edelstein: We will lift the lockdown slowly. We will not repeat the mistakes of opening everything all at once.

'We will not repeat the mistakes of the past'

Health Minister: I don't want to lie - it may take time

"There will not be a moment when we say this is it, a sigh of relief, everything is over. The exit from the closure will be gradual."

Health Minister: I don't want to lie  - it may take time

3,192 new COVID cases, 534 in serious condition

Death toll from coronavirus rises to 1,136.

3,192 new COVID cases, 534 in serious condition

'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.

'This is the proposal, there will be no negotiations'

Health Minister 'understands all our fundamental rights'

'But what about the rights of a citizen who has diabetes or lung disease?' - Edelstein.

Health Minister 'understands all our fundamental rights'

'Religious and political gatherings both need to be restricted'

Health Minister Yuli Edelstein explains decision to lockdown 30 towns and cities. 'If we follow the rules there won't be lockdowns.'

'Religious and political gatherings both need to be restricted'