search

Bennett promises not to halt weddings as COVID cases rise

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Economy Minister Orna Barbivay meet with event hall owners in Tel Aviv on July 15, 2021. (Kobi Gideon/GPO)
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Economy Minister Orna Barbivay meet with event hall owners in Tel Aviv on July 15, 2021. (Kobi Gideon/GPO)

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett meets in Tel Aviv with the owners of event halls and vows to work with them to allow large gatherings to continue even as COVID cases rise.

“We want to win but without closing everything,” he says. “However, if we do not act now, we will need to close everything.”

“Our goal is not to prevent weddings and celebrations in the halls,” he says. “That would be the easiest and the most damaging because there will then be pirate weddings without oversight. Our goal is to define how to hold them in a time of pandemics, with minimal harm to the events industry and maximum protection for the citizens of Israel.”

comments
Never miss breaking news on Israel
Get notifications to stay updated
You're subscribed