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Israel to expand marketing of antigen tests

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 facing 'extreme' fifth wave, we'll have to ration 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.

Health Minister: We're not locking down over Omicron

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

Minister promoting: No quarantine for returnees from abroad

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.

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

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

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: We will consider fourth dose for elderly

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.

PM pushes lockdown for unvaccinated, Health Minister opposes

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.

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

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.

Israel to fine those who do not undergo second PCR test

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.

Bennett, Health Min. stop Shabak tracking of Omicron carriers

Bennett, Health Min. stop Shabak tracking of Omicron carriers

Shabak to end GPS tracking of suspected Omicron carriers at midnight on Thursday. Health Minister explains use was meant to be temporary.

Health Minister plans to make abortions even easier

Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz plans to make abortions even easier

Reforms would include automatic approval of all abortions performed up to 12th week of pregnancy.

Health Min.: 'No reason to panic, there's room for optimisim'

Health Minister: 'No reason to panic, there's room for optimisim'

Health Min. visits Be'er Sheva hospital, says there are 'initial indications' that booster dose protects against the new Omicron variant.

Hanukkah events will take place as planned

Bennett and Horowitz decide: Hanukkah events will take place as planned

PM Bennett and Health Minister Horowitz announce outline for Hanukkah performances.

New measures to ease travel to Israel

New measures to ease travel to Israel

Health Minister approves new regulation allowing people traveling to Israel to take rapid antigen test instead of PCR test before flying.

Health min. accuses fledgling settlement residents of 'pogroms'

Health min. accuses fledgling settlement residents of 'pogroms'

Nitzan Horowitz argues fledgling settlements should be evacuated. "They go out in the evenings and carry out pogroms."

Health Minister Horowitz: 'I've also received threats'

Health Minister Horowitz: 'I've also received threats'

'People put heart & soul into healthcare - and are threatened,' Health Min. says. 'Some in the staff of experts don't want to be exposed.'

Cabinet to lift more restrictions on synagogue prayers

Cabinet to lift more restrictions on synagogue prayers

100 people to be allowed to pray indoors at synagogues without Green Passes.

PM and Health Minister abolish limits on gatherings

Prime Minister and Health Minister abolish limits on gatherings

Naftali Bennett and Nitzan Horowitz end restriction on gatherings of more than 5,000 people.

Meretz, Labor leaders: Update us on controversial decisions

Meretz, Labor leaders demand: Update us ahead of controversial decisions

Ministers Merav Michaeli and Nitzan Horowitz reportedly outraged that they were not updated in advance on designation of PFLP affiliates.

PA chief made condolence calls to terrorists' families

PA chief made condolence calls to terrorists' families

"They are our neighbors - there's no escaping that," says Meretz MK, justifying meeting with Mahmoud Abbas.

Abu Kabir Forensics Institute to remain open on Shabbat

Abu Kabir Forensics Institute to remain open on Shabbat

Health Minister didn't respond when asked to allow Abu Kabir to work nights, but when Arab MKs pressed for Shabbat opening, he agreed.

Yesha Council head slams ministers for meeting with PA chief

Yesha Council head slams government ministers for meeting with Mahmoud Abbas

First Defense Minister Benny Gantz and now Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz along with other Meretz MKs... PM Bennett gives a green light.

Abbas seeks to meet Meretz ministers

Abbas seeks to meet Meretz ministers

PA chairman invites Meretz's 2 ministers in Israeli government to discuss regional issues.

Health Min. condemns Bennett for attack on health officials

Health Min. condemns Bennett for attack on health officials

Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz defends his ministry after PM says health officials don't have 'monopoly' on decision-making

Ministers caught saying intent of Green Pass not medical

Ministers caught revealing they don't believe Green Pass has medical justification

Ministers Horowitz, Shaked caught on mic saying that Green Pass restrictions unjustified medically, but rather serve to pressure unvaxxed.

Hospitals' strike ends, agreement reached with government

Hospitals' strike ends, agreement reached with government

NIS 960 million to be transferred by end of 2021 within state budget framework.

Health Minister: Enough with the panic

Health Minister: Enough with the panic

'Too early to celebrate, but there are positive signs,' Health Min. Nitzan Horowitz says.

'Those who don't want to get vaccinated should sit at home'

Health Minister: Those who don't want to get vaccinated should sit at home

Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz explains decision to obligate teaching staff to follow the “green pass” regulations.

New 'vaccine mobiles' to help close social gaps, end pandemic

New 'vaccine mobiles' to help close social gaps, end pandemic

Health Min. Horowitz initiates plan to bring 'vaccine mobiles' to disadvantaged, low SES towns. 'I won't give up on this population.'

Horowitz: We will certainly vaccinate during school hours

Horowitz: We will certainly vaccinate during school hours

'There will be vaccinations in the schools during school hours. We want to vaccinate students - not empty chairs.'

'The virus is changing rapidly and spreading fast'

Health Minister: The virus is changing rapidly and spreading fast

Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz on South American variant of the coronavirus: I hope we are able to isolate the cases.

Health Minister removes ban on gay blood donations

Health Minister removes ban on gay blood donations

New regulations will ask all those who have engaged in high-risk behavior in recent months not to donate blood.

New directive permits COVID vaccination in schools

New directive permits COVID vaccination in schools

Attorney-general prepared new order to bypass opposition of Education Minister who has called the notion 'criminal.'

Health Minister: There will be COVID shots in schools

Health Minister: There will be COVID shots in schools

Minister Nitzan says despite opposition so far, he will not give up on vaccinations in educational institutions.

'Give teachers the third coronavirus vaccine'

ITU head: 'Give teachers the third coronavirus vaccine'

Yaffa Ben David, head of Israel's Teachers Union, demands Health Minister allow teachers to receive 'booster' dose before school begins.

Minister of Health: Another lockdown? Only as a last resort

Minister of Health MK Horowitz: Another lockdown? Only as a last resort

According to Horowitz, a nationwide lockdown is the last resort and all means will be taken to avoid it.

'Health Minister concerned with gender changes - not pandemic'

MK Aryeh Deri: 'Health Minister Horowitz concerned with gender changes - not pandemic'

Shas chief slams Health Minister for promising to shorten wait times for sex change operations - instead of focusing on pandemic and health.

Health Minister: No plans to close the airport now

Health Minister: No plans to close the airport now

'Entry and exit from Israel will be under close supervision, but we won't close the airport,' Health Min. Horowitz says.

Health Minister: 'Enough playing pretend'

Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz: 'Enough playing pretend'

Health Min. Horowitz condemns criticism of Dr. Alroy-Preis as 'out of place,' says he backs Ministry professionals 'completely and totally.'