Israel Joins List of Nations Barring Unvaxxed from Social Life, Including Synagogue Worship

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The New American: The Israeli government will require citizens to present vaccine certificates or negative COVID-19 tests in order to enter a variety of public places, including synagogues, according to a recent announcement by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett.

As of August 8, people in Israel will have to show a proof of vaccination or negative tests or else be barred entry from places such as movie theaters, sports games, amusement parks, synagogues, or activities where 100 people or more will be present.

In a statement, Bennett declared that “those who refuse vaccines are endangering their health, those around them and the freedom of every Israeli citizen. They are endangering our freedom to work, the freedom of our children to learn and the freedom to hold celebrations with the family.”

“Those who refuse vaccines hurt us all because if all of us were vaccinated, we would all be able to maintain daily life,” the prime minister added. “But if one million Israelis continue to not get vaccinated, this will oblige the eight million others to shut themselves in their homes.”

Bennett made it clear that those who refuse to get the vaccine will face strict measures related to flight travel and will personally bear the costs of COVID-19 testing Read More