Breaking the Silence: Former Minister of Health, MK July Edelstein (Likud) has not spoken publicly for several months regarding the corona plague. Now, in the midst of the fourth wave with thousands verified a day, the opposition member has decided to publish today (Wednesday) an angry Twitter thread in which he blames the conduct of the new government on what is happening in the field.
“We have transferred a country with zero morbidity and we are on the verge of catastrophe,” the former minister began. “I refrained,” he admitted, “I did not want to start criticizing as soon as I left office. I wanted to express an opinion based on the actions and not the people. The results speak for themselves. The situation is terrible. The recommendations of the professionals are completely ignored. There are no serious, determined steps. Significant to eradicate the plague. “
He also wrote: “As Minister of Health, I trusted my professionals. Today they are being pushed as if they are the problem and not the solution. The State of Israel can contain economic problems and help the injured, but we can not contain the dead. “Especially the hard ones. We went back to a situation where hundreds of old people get infected every week.“
We have moved a country with zero morbidity and we are on the verge of catastrophe.
I held back. I did not want to start passing criticism as soon as I finished my job. I wanted to express an opinion according to the deeds and not according to the people. The results speak for themselves. The situation, terrible. Completely ignore the recommendations of professionals. There are no serious, determined, significant steps to eradicate the plague.
– Yuli Edelstein Yuli Edelstein August 11, 2021
“The population that needs protection the most suffers from a lack of budget and without clear guidelines. Achievements built with great effort simply collapse. The sweeping deterioration in morbidity indicators indicates a lack of leadership. And allow it to be tested quickly. “
Eldstein published a video a week ago in which he speaks from the Knesset podium and accuses the Knesset of inaction and a lax approach: “The Israeli government is failing because it does not listen to the recommendations of the Ministry of Health. Only because of the government’s administrative failure can we reach a closure.” “The role of government is not to recommend as it does today, but to make decisions in the framework of which the citizens act.“
The Israeli government is failing because it does not listen to the recommendations of the Ministry of Health!
Only because of the administrative failure of the government can we reach a closure.
The role of government is not to recommend as it does today, but to make decisions in the framework of which the citizens act!
Watch what I said on the Knesset podium >>> pic.twitter.com/vJ7YUS1Grx
– Yuli Edelstein Yuli Edelstein August 4, 2021