Opposition MK: The haredim run the country

Yesh Atid MK Yael German says Likud doesn't make the decisions or pass the laws - UTJ does.Ido Ben Porat, 11/4/2017, 6:54 PM

'The Chief of Staff wants a smoke-free army'

Sale of cigarettes and tobacco at army bases to end.Hezki Baruch, 7/12/2017, 9:59 AM

Yesh Atid pushes for public transportation on Shabbat

Ministerial Committee on Legislation to discuss opposition bill to permit public transportation on Shabbat.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/15/2017, 10:06 PM

Leftists call for ban on men-only concert

Left wing MKs demand that the mayor of Tel Aviv cancel concert because it marginalizes women.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/26/2016, 3:44 AM

72% favor public transportion on Shabbat

Poll shows majority of Israeli Jewish public support operation of public buses, trains on Shabbat.Shoshana Miskin Perez, 6/19/2016, 8:20 PM

MKs look to Supreme Court to block fluoride plan

Former Health Minister German blasts water fluoridation plan, calling it a violation of citizens' rights.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/12/2016, 3:26 PM

How much? MKs vote to raise their own salaries

MKs livid after committee shoots down suggestion to stop 'embarrassing' increases; current monthly income: over 40,000 shekels.Hezki Baruch, 11/10/2015, 4:29 PM

Health Min. to Reintroduce Fluoride into Tap Water

Former health minister slams decision by new Dept. Health Minister to restart water fluoridation; 'Why force people to take medication?'Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/31/2015, 10:37 AM

Catfight Over Knesset Law Likely to be Canceled

MKs Yael German (Yesh Atid) and Gila Gamliel (Likud) go head to head on repercussions of haredi draft law likely to be repealed.Cynthia Blank, 3/30/2015, 7:52 PM

Health Ministry is Deterring French Aliyah

Many French medical professionals cannot receive licenses in Israel, yet quick fixes to correct the problem have been delayed for years.Gedalyah Reback, 3/8/2015, 1:29 PM

'Stop Using Taxpayer Money to Treat Syrians'

Students for Israel complains to Health Ministry about 32 million shekel cost of treating Syrian refugees, saying 'Israelis are human too.'Shimon Cohen, 11/30/2014, 9:36 AM

Outrage in Jewish Home as 'Surrogacy Bill' Passes

Knesset approves first reading of "surrogacy bill", allowing surrogacy for same-sex couples. Jewish Home members condemn.Ido Ben Porat, 10/28/2014, 12:12 AM

Israel Drills to Prepare Against Ebola Epidemic

Netanyahu and other officials hold evaluation to prep against lethal virus; Ben Gurion airport drill to be held on Friday.Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 10/16/2014, 8:32 PM

Hospitals Treated Over 2,200 Civilians, Soldiers

Israel's hospitals treated some 2,200 injured civilians and soldiers during the war, proving their worth, says Health Minister Yael German.Moshe Cohen, 8/7/2014, 4:39 PM

Official Resigns over Hadassah Hospital Crisis

Professor Roni Gamzu, Director of the Health Ministry, announces end to four-year tenure as of this June.Tova Dvorin, 3/28/2014, 12:03 PM

Gay Host Curses Ariel for Appealing Surrogacy Law

"Uri Ariel, damn you," says host Gal Uchovsky after Ariel quashes law allowing same-sex couples to undergo surrogacy in Israel.Arutz Sheva North America, 3/14/2014, 10:00 PM

Protests Erupt at PMO Over Hospital Strike

Demonstrators picket Prime Minister's Office, call on Health Minister to do something about Hadassah hospital crisis, impending collapse.Tova Dvorin, 2/9/2014, 1:56 PM

Public Most Satisfied with Education Minister

Education Minister Shai Piron is the minister with whose performance the Israeli public is most satisfied, finds new poll.Elad Benari, 1/29/2014, 4:42 AM

Feiglin: Medical Marijuana Law Harms Patients

MK sends out letter to ministers condemning medical marijuana amendments, insisting they will 'invite corruption.'Tova Dvorin, 12/6/2013, 10:34 AM

8% Rise in HIV Carriers in Israel

2012 report counts 487 carriers of HIV in Israel, an 8% increase from 2011. Experts: soon, we'll approach the same percentages as in US.Tova Dvorin, 12/1/2013, 9:54 AM

Knesset Committee: Mandatory AIDS Testing By 2015

Israel AIDS Task Force tests all Knesset MKs in push to mandate HIV screeningsTova Dvorin, 11/25/2013, 10:18 PM

Medical Marijuana Law to Move Forward

Legislation to approve widespread use of medical marijuana will move forward, with the help of Health Minister Yael German.David Lev, 10/20/2013, 4:00 PM

Minister: Law Would Turn Doctors into Drug Dealers

Medical marijuana debate continues, with Health Minister concerned over doctors’ role if drug is made easier to obtain.Maayana Miskin, 10/18/2013, 11:23 AM

Polio Virus Continuing to Spread

Samples of the polio virus found in northern Israel. Health Minister to parents: Vaccinate your children!Elad Benari, 8/21/2013, 12:15 AM

Minister: Polio Vaccine Op Running Fine So Far

Health Minister Yael German praised the Israeli public for not panicking in the wake of a major operation to administer polio inoculationsDavid Lev, 8/5/2013, 9:38 PM

MK Disturbed by ‘Third World’ Care in Beitar Illit

MK warns that health centers are failing to keep up with hareidi birthrate, putting babies at risk.Maayana Miskin, 6/25/2013, 12:39 PM

Israel to Provide Health Insurance to Illegals?

Min. German says: “We are obligated, as a state, to treat people of all classes.”Gil Ronen, 6/12/2013, 5:04 PM

Govt. to Decide on Medical Marijuana Eligibility

Some 11,000 Israelis are currently being treated with medical marijuana – enough to catch the attention of the government and KnessetDavid Lev, 5/27/2013, 10:40 PM

Health Ministry Rethinks Blood Donor Criteria

Health Minister asks experts to reconsider the ban on blood donations from those in male homosexual relationships.Maayana Miskin, 3/27/2013, 3:40 PM

BMW Not 'Green Enough' for Health Minister

Yael German has turned down her ministerial BMW, but she cannot get the hybrid car she really wants.David Lev, 3/19/2013, 10:33 PM