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Israeli medical schools close their doors to foreign students

Israel to close medical schools for foreign students, ending pathway used by many Americans.

Israeli medical schools close their doors to foreign students

Meretz chief quits party leadership race

Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz won't run for additional term as chairman of the Meretz party, leaving Yair Golan as the sole candidate.

Meretz chief quits party leadership race

Meretz leader: Biden visit must advance peace progress

"Prime Minister's conversation with Abbas testifies to possibility of change," says Horowitz.

Meretz leader: Biden visit must advance peace progress

Yamina MK: 'Health Minister didn't attend discussions on violence in hospitals'

MK Idit Silman slams Health Min. Horowitz for 'great disconnect' with healthcare system. 'His first customers are medical staff.'

'Health Min. didn't attend discussions on violence in hospitals'

PM Lapid meets with Health Minister amid rise in COVID rates

Israeli government 'closely monitoring' summer rise in COVID cases, says Prime Minister Lapid, during COVID assessment.

No new COVID restrictions despite rise in hospitalizations

Israel eases abortion regulations

Days after US Supreme Court strikes down Roe v. Wade, Israel makes process of attaining abortions easier and less invasive.

Israel eases abortion regulations

Meretz Chairman: My party is not at fault for breakdown of government

'The ones who pushed for this are a number of Yamina MKs,' Health Min. Horowitz accuses.

My party is not at fault for breakdown of gov't

Meretz chairman: We're considering declaring Zoabi a 'rebel MK'

Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz blasts MK Rinawie Zoabi and accuses her of Meretz's declining popularity in the polls.

'We're considering declaring Zoabi a rebel MK'

Nitzan Horowitz: Mansour Abbas is right-wing

"He disagrees with many things we support, such as women's and LGBT rights, legalization of cannabis."

Nitzan Horowitz: Mansour Abbas is right-wing

'Abortion reform will harm women'

Reform will increase pressure on women & do nothing to support those who want their babies, says Lilach organization.

'Abortion reform will harm women'

Activists petition Supreme Court against Health Minister

"Minister made life-threatening decisions in order to advance personal homosexual agenda."

Activists petition Supreme Court against Health Minister

Minister Nitzan Horowitz: The Flag March is a provocation

Health Minister blasts route of Flag March which was approved by the Minister of Public Security.

'The Flag March is a provocation'

Rabbi David Fendel: 'It's like proudly proclaiming: I'm an adulterer'

Rabbi Fendel comes to the defense of Rabbi Kustiner, protesting brazen actions of LGBT organizations.

'It's like proudly proclaiming: I'm an adulterer'

Israel to buy dozens of advanced healthcare devices

The Ministers of Finance and Health have agreed to add dozens of advanced medical devices to Israel's public healthcare system.

Israel to buy dozens of advanced healthcare devices

Israeli health minister rips SCOTUS bid to overturn Roe v. Wade

Meretz chief and Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz makes foray into US politics, slams draft of US Supreme Court opinion.

Israeli health minister rips SCOTUS bid to overturn Roe v. Wade

Mandatory COVID testing at Ben Gurion to end on May 20

Health Minister in agreement with PM agrees to end practice of mandatory PCR COVID tests at Ben Gurion Airport.

Mandatory COVID testing at Ben Gurion to end on May 20

Israel cancels indoor mask requirement

PM Bennett, Health Min. Horowitz, cancel requirement to wear masks indoors, other than in places with high likelihood of infection.

Israel cancels indoor mask requirement

Coalition chair Idit Silman: There won't be chametz in hospitals on my watch

Health Minister gives directive to hospitals to allow chametz during Passover. Silman: "He must respect the Israeli public."

Coalition chair: No chametz in hospitals on my watch

Israel's Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz travels to Ukraine

Horowitz will be first govt minister to visit Ukraine since outbreak of war.

Israel's Health Minister travels to Ukraineplayer

Further relaxation of Israel's COVID policies is delayed

PM Bennett and Health Min. Horowitz, hold discussion with the HMO directors general.

Further relaxation of Israel's COVID policies is delayed

Shaked and Horowitz quarrel over Ukrainian refugees

Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked refuses to have state to fund medical insurance for the refugees absorbed by the state.

Shaked and Horowitz quarrel over Ukrainian refugees

PM Bennett holds consultation following increase in COVID-19 infection

PM, Health Minister respond to increase in COVID rates in several locations around the world. Mask mandates to continue for now.

PM holds consultation following increase in COVID-19 infection

Cost of coronavirus tests for incoming travelers to drop

Significant savings on the horizon for those arriving at Ben Gurion International Airport, Health Min. Horowitz promises.

Cost of coronavirus tests for incoming travelers to drop

Health Minister blasts 'settler violence,' Bennett silent

Meretz chairman claims in Cabinet meeting 'settler violence is a 'national strategic threat,' prompting outrage from DM Gantz.

Health Minister blasts 'settler violence,' Bennett silent

Health Minister to hold press conference banning conversion therapy

Minister Nitzan Horowitz and Health Min. Dir. to hold press briefing tomorrow banning treatment for changes in sexual orientation.

Health Min. to hold press conference banning conversion therapy

Jenin University students could get Israeli medical licenses

A new program intends to boost the PA curriculum to allow students from Jenin University to sit Israeli licensing exams.

Jenin University students could get Israeli medical licenses

Bennett, ministers agree to add 45 ICU beds

PM, Ministers Hororitz and Liberman agree on measure to relieve burden on hospitals as Omicron wave rages.

Bennett, ministers agree to add 45 ICU beds

Health Minister Horowitz: Head of Public Health Services Alroy-Preis is being slandered

Horowitz insists cancellation of quarantine for students is "correct decision"; criticizes Netanyahu govt for disastrous school closures.

Health Minister Horowitz: Alroy-Preis is being slandered

Israel to distribute 25-30 million free antigen tests

Health Minister Horowitz urges: 'Use the tests, safeguard those at risk - it's the social responsibility of each and every one of us.'

Israel to distribute 25-30 million free antigen tests

Health Minister promoting shortening of quarantine to 5 days

Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz instructs professionals to prepare plan to further shorten the COVID-19 isolation period.

Quarantine will be shortened to 5 days

Israel to expand marketing of antigen tests

In order to lower price of home antigen tests, Health Ministry to allow them to be sold by more retailers.

Israel to expand marketing of antigen tests

Health Minister: 'Israel facing 'extreme' fifth wave, we'll have to ration tests'

'This wave will be extreme - but short', says Health Minister, as number of cases rises significantly. Ministers protest shift in policies.

'Israel facing 'extreme' fifth wave, we'll have to ration tests'

Health Minister: We're not locking down over Omicron

Health Ministry holds press conference on spread of Omicron variant. 4th vaccine dose approved for immunosuppressed people

Health Minister: We're not locking down over Omicron

Health Minister promoting elimination of quarantine for returnees from abroad

Minister Horowitz promoting decision that would shorten or eliminate quarantine for those who return from orange countries.

Minister promoting: No quarantine for returnees from abroad

Health Minister: 'I don't think there will be a lockdown'

'For unvaccinated people, illness from Omicron variant may be severe - people need to go get vaccinated,' Health Min. Horowitz says.

Health Minister: 'I don't think there will be a lockdown'

Health Minister: If you don't want long COVID, get vaccinated'

Health Min. Nitzan Horowitz warns Omicron 'gaining amazing speed,' pace of vaccinations is 'insufficient.'

Health Minister: If you don't want long COVID, get vaccinated'

Health Minister: We will consider fourth dose for elderly

Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz says Israel could consider a fourth dose of a COVID-19 vaccine for the elderly population.

Health Minister: We will consider fourth dose for elderly

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett pushes lockdown for unvaccinated, Health Minister opposes

New restrictions to be imposed against Omicron variant. PM asks for compulsory vaccination option to be legally evaluated.

PM pushes lockdown for unvaccinated, Health Minister opposes

Health Minister: 4th vaccine dose for all Israelis a possibility

Minister Nitzan Horowitz says if data shows drop in efficacy of booster shots, an additional booster shot would be authorized.

Health Minister: 4th vaccine dose for all Israelis a possibility

Bennett decides: Fines for persons arriving in Israel who do not undergo a second PCR test

Fines will be imposed on persons arriving from overseas who do not undergo second PCR test on the third or seventh day since their arrival.

Israel to fine those who do not undergo second PCR test