: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Coronavirus: Ultra-Orthodox Israeli minister quits over COVID-19 lockdown plans

An ultra-Orthodox minister in Israel’s government resigned Sunday over nationwide lockdown plans to tackle one of the world’s highest coronavirus rates that would affect religious practices over Jewish holidays.Yaakov Litzman stood down as housing minister, protesting at measures that he said will prevent Jews from attending synagogues over the upcoming festivals of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.For more coronavirus news, :Israeli protesters keep up pressure on PM Netanyahu over alleged corruptionCoronavirus: Israel curbs contagion zones, health chiefs self-isolateCoronavirus: Ultra-orthodox Jews cough on Israeli police, calling them ‘Nazis’Coronavirus: Ukraine to restrict Jewish pilgrimage amid COVID-19 after Israel pleaOthers have blamed the …read more

Source:: Al Arabiya



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