How Israel’s Education Minister Became a Hero to the Country's COVID Skeptics

Yifat Shasha-Biton is arguably one of the most qualified lawmakers to ever run the Education Ministry. However, her plans for academic reform have been overshadowed by her resistance to a schools vaccination program

In less than a month, Israel is supposed to open up a new school year. But with COVID-19 cases rising nationwide, some health officials and experts are calling to delay the return to classrooms by several weeks, fearing that sending children back will increase the spread of the highly transmissible delta variant.

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