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Education minister denies seeking ouster of senior health official

Education Minister Yifat Shasha-Biton arrives at the President's Residence in Jerusalem for a group photo with members of the new government, on June 14, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Education Minister Yifat Shasha-Biton arrives at the President's Residence in Jerusalem for a group photo with members of the new government, on June 14, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Education Minister Yifat Shasha-Biton, who has been a vocal critic of government coronavirus restrictions, denies she sought the ouster of Sharon Alroy-Preis, the Health Ministry’s public health services chief.

In an interview with Channel 12 news, Shasha-Biton says that what she wants is a change of direction, something she says other ministers are also on board with.

Dr. Sharon Alroy-Preis, head of public health services at the Health Ministry, speaks during a press conference in Jerusalem on June 23, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

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