'Populists to blame for surge in coronavirus infections'

'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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/12/2021, 11:46 AM
Health Minister: Demonstrations are dangerous

Health Minister: Demonstrations are dangerous

Minister Yuli Edelstein explains to govt. why he did not seek to ban demonstrations despite the danger they represent.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/5/2021, 6:43 PM
'We must impose a total lockdown and close all schools'

'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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/5/2021, 12:08 PM
Edelstein stops allocation of vaccines to Ichilov Hospital

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.Ben Ariel, 1/5/2021, 3:33 AM
'We're winning vaccine race, but losing the war to the mutation'

'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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/4/2021, 9:18 AM
Edelstein: I will propose a full lockdown for two weeks

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/3/2021, 6:09 AM
Health Minister ends mandatory hotel isolation for returnees

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/29/2020, 4:01 PM
Israel continues to lead world in Corona vaccinations

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/28/2020, 9:12 AM
Israeli technology to allow nationwide vaccine distribution

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/27/2020, 10:20 PM
280,000 people vaccinated in first week

280,000 people vaccinated in first week

Health Minister provides update on progress of vaccination campaign as Israel prepares to enter 3rd lockdown.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/27/2020, 11:09 AM
Vaccines on Shabbat? This is the position of Chief Rabbi David Lau

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

Chief Rabbi says permission to vaccinate in Shabbat will be considered when vaccinations are given in all hours of the day during the week.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/25/2020, 1:01 AM
Edelstein: The Likud is my home and I will not leave it

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.Hezki Baruch, 12/24/2020, 5:00 AM
Third lockdown is now inevitable, says Israeli Health Minister

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/22/2020, 2:57 PM
'Esther was murdered with monstrous cruelty'

'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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/22/2020, 9:41 AM
Health Minister: Spreaders of fake news have no conscience

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."Hezki Baruch, 12/16/2020, 12:33 PM
Health Minister Yuli Edelstein: 'We're going to shut stores again'

Health Minister Yuli Edelstein: '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."Hezki Baruch, 12/15/2020, 2:26 PM
'A bad coalition is better than elections'

'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.Nitzan Kedar, 12/14/2020, 7:51 PM
Netanyahu to become first world leader to be vaccinated against coronavirus - on camera

Netanyahu to become first world leader to be vaccinated against coronavirus - on camera

"The dangers of not being vaccinated outweigh those of the vaccine; I'll be first, & I hope everyone will follow suit."Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/13/2020, 9:08 PM
PM: We will vaccinate 60,00 people a day starting Dec. 27

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/10/2020, 5:59 PM
Will Netanyahu and Edelstein vaccinate before cameras?

Will Netanyahu and Edelstein vaccinate before cameras?

Prime Minister and Health Minister weigh vaccine photo-opportunity.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/5/2020, 5:34 PM
'Form group of ministers working to regulate young communities by government decision'

'Form group of ministers working to regulate young communities by government decision'

Talia Sasson's report is worth a newspaper article because it never passed government decision, said Minister Yuli Edelstein tonight.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/21/2020, 9:43 PM
Health Minister unveils reopening of tourism sector in Eilat

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.Hezki Baruch, 11/17/2020, 11:01 AM
Health Minister condemns leak of details of Pfizer vaccine deal

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/15/2020, 4:08 PM
Health Minister Yuli Edelstein: Night curfew being seriously discussed

Health Minister Yuli Edelstein: 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.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/12/2020, 9:08 AM
Israeli delegation heads to Czech Republic to provide COVID aid

Israeli delegation heads to Czech Republic to provide COVID aid

Delegation will include doctors from several hospitals & MDA paramedics.Hezki Baruch, 11/3/2020, 9:38 AM
Health Ministry to cut quarantine time down to 12 days

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/1/2020, 6:10 PM
Edelstein vs Katz: You'll cause another lockdown

Edelstein vs Katz: You'll cause another lockdown

Health Minister says Finance Minister's call to open shops is reckless and irresponsible.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/1/2020, 2:48 PM
Edelstein: Opening up the entire economy? Populist discourse

Edelstein: Opening up the entire economy? Populist discourse

Health Minister: I'm tired of this discourse of hatred, let's stop blaming one another.Hezki Baruch, 11/1/2020, 3:18 AM
Finance Minister Yisrael Katz: 'Health Ministry detached from the people'

Finance Minister Yisrael Katz: '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?'Mordechai Sones, 10/29/2020, 8:56 AM
Fury in cabinet over reopening

Fury in cabinet over reopening

Health, Finance Ministries in uproar over whether to allow stores to reopen next week.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/28/2020, 8:06 PM
Edelstein: 4.2 million flu vaccines to arrive in Israel

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.'Mordechai Sones, 10/20/2020, 5:15 PM
Health Minister: 'We'll cut off funding from schools that open, revoke their licenses'

Health Minister: 'We'll cut off funding from schools that open, revoke their licenses'

Minister Edelstein notes drop in contagion rates, says lockdown has paid off.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/18/2020, 10:40 PM
'We're not suffering for nothing, the stats are getting better'

'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.'Hezki Baruch, 10/14/2020, 1:53 PM
Health Minister: Great danger in Simchat Torah celebrations

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/7/2020, 3:45 PM
Israel now has more daily coronavirus-related deaths per capita than the U.S.

Israel now has more daily coronavirus-related deaths per capita than the U.S.

Coronavirus is spreading faster and wider than ever before - no one is immune.Ido Ben Porat, 9/29/2020, 11:23 AM
Health Minister: I'll pray in a small minyan with a mask

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/27/2020, 10:59 AM
Health Minister Edelstein: We will not repeat the mistakes of the past

Health Minister Edelstein: 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.Elad Benari, Canada, 9/25/2020, 10:55 PM
Health Minister: I don't want to lie  - it may take time

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."Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/17/2020, 12:46 PM
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