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Former Health Min. Dir: 'Government isn't making minimal efforts to stem infections'

Moshe Bar Siman Tov, former Health Min. Director General, says 'unthinkable' that govt's entire policy is based on avoiding compensation.

'Government isn't making minimal efforts'

Fmr. Health Ministry Dir. Gen. Moshe Bar Siman Tov: 'Start school only after the holidays'

'Only someone colorblind can miss how bright red the green class plans are,' Moshe Bar Siman Tov, former Health Min. Director General, says.

Expert: 'Start school only after the holidays'

Moshe Bar Siman Tov: 'Israel shouldn't have relied only on the vaccine'

Former Health Min. Director General says Israel shouldn't have relied only on the vaccine while emphasizing its 'outstanding' contribution.

'Israel shouldn't have relied only on the vaccine'

Ex-Health Ministry chief: Too many unvaccinated people, vaccinate everyone

'If we wouldn't have had the vaccine, this would have been a catastrophe,' says former Health Ministry director, Moshe Bar Siman Tov.

'Too many unvaccinated people, vaccinate everyone'

Moshe Bar Siman Tov: 'Coronavirus has put us through humility school'

'Chance that Israel will need lockdown is significantly reduced, but it's impossible to know,' Moshe Bar Siman Tov says.

Expert: 'Coronavirus putting us through humility school'

What Israel has learned from its battle with COVID-19

Two former Israeli officials, Moshe Bar Siman Tov and Karnit Flug, speak about how Israel has managed the coronavirus crisis.

What Israel has learned from its battle with COVID-19

Doctor responds to Likud seat being saved for former Health Ministry Director

Internal medicine and gastroenterology specialist condemns policy represented by Bar Simantov: 'A man is known by the company he keeps.'

Doctor responds to Likud seat for fmr Health Ministry Director

Moshe Bar Simantov: Even after vaccine, there'll be restrictions

'We're already beginning to see end of epidemic, I'd like to congratulate UK on start of vaccination process,' said former HM Director.

Moshe Bar Simantov: Even after vaccine, there'll be restrictions

Former Health Ministry director Bar Siman Tov: No COVID vaccine this winter

Bar Siman Tov says country is already preparing for regular winter diseases plus coronavirus.

Former Health Ministry director: No COVID vaccine this winter

Former Health Ministry director-general Moshe Bar Siman Tov admits to his errors

"People are fed up with hearing about coronavirus, fed up with the restrictions, but there's no choice, because it's going to get worse."

On the spot: Former health chief admits where he went wrong

'I'm afraid we'll see a mass of critically ill patients in a month'

Health Minister director-general warns of severe consequences if health guidelines are ignored.

'In a month we could see a mass of critically ill patients'

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.

'Serious, unforgivable violation of public trust'

Top Health Ministry official warns: 'Israel's COVID-19 outbreak is of unknown proportions'

Health Min. Director-General Moshe Bar Siman Tov says spike is real, but Israel can avoid 'second wave' if appropriate actions are taken.

Coronavirus 'an outbreak of unknown proportions'

Moshe Bar Siman Tov: 'I respect Litzman, we're continuing to prepare'

Responding to former Health Minister's claims, Health Min. Director-General Bar Siman Tov says 'greatest danger' is complacence.

'I respect Litzman, we're continuing to prepare'

Litzman: There was an overreaction on coronavirus

Outgoing Health Minister: I shouted during the government meeting when the Director-General said there could be 10,000 coronavirus deaths.

Litzman: There was an overreaction on coronavirus

Health Ministry Director-General Moshe Bar Siman Tov makes surprise inspection

Bar Siman Tov took advantage of a family outing to see what a hotel's return to normal under coronavirus conditions really looked like.

Health Min. Director-General makes surprise inspection

Health Ministry Director Moshe bar Siman Tov resigns from position

Health Ministry Director to end role: 'I'm proud of my years as Director and especially in dealing with coronavirus crisis.'

Health Ministry Director resigns from positionplayer

'All the models showed tens of thousands of deaths' says Moshe Bar Siman Tov

'Our main concern was that people wouldn't adhere to the guidelines,' says Health Ministry Director-General Bar Siman Tov.

'All the models showed tens of thousands of deaths in Israel'

Coronavirus: Does Israel have 'herd immunity' - or is a 2nd wave inevitable?

Israel to collect 100,000 blood samples to see if Israelis have developed 'herd immunity', making second wave of coronavirus unlikely.

Does Israel have 'herd immunity' - or is a 2nd wave inevitable?

Harsh criticism of Health Ministry

Other ministers slam Health Ministry for calling for coronavirus restrictions not to be lifted so quickly. 'The economy is dying.'

Harsh criticism of Health Ministry

Health Ministry: Opening IKEA a mistake

Health Ministry Director General Moshe Bar Siman Tov responds to criticism of his handling of coronavirus crisis.

Health Ministry: Opening IKEA a mistake

Health Ministry official: 'The danger hasn't passed, don't become complacent'

Health Min. Director-General warns: 'Look around, other places have huge numbers dying.'

'The danger hasn't passed, don't become complacent'

Cabinet to discuss additional relief for businesses

Cabinet to discuss opening more businesses amid concerns in the Health Ministry of another round of coronavirus infection.

Cabinet to discuss additional relief for businesses

Health Ministry: Too early to discuss reopening schools

PM to decide on 'exit strategy' from coronavirus crisis and restrictions after Passover holiday,

Health Ministry: Too early to discuss reopening schools

When will the restrictions be lifted? Top health official explains

Ministry of Health Director General explains the conditions which will have to be met in order for the coronavirus restrictions to be eased.

When will restrictions be lifted? Top health official explains

Health Ministry Director Moshe Bar Simantov enters isolation in dedicated facility

'We prepared for such possibility and were ready accordingly; I'll continue to work with my digital management team,' noted Bar Simantov.

Health Ministry Director enters isolation in dedicated facilityplayer

Health Ministry: We will return to completely different routine

NSC, Health Ministry directors brief Cabinet ministers on efforts to combat coronavirus, preparations for the day after.

Health Ministry: We will return to completely different routine

Moshe Bar Siman Tov: 'Concerned Passover will lead to increase in coronavirus cases'

Health Min. Director-General says Israel is 'paying the price of Purim's events,' may see 'high number' of Passover infections.

'Concerned Passover will lead to increase in coronavirus cases'