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Past articles by Ido:

8-year-old Wounded in Jerusalem Ramming Attack Succumbs to Wounds

Asher Pellay was the brother of 6-year-old Yaakov Pellay, who was killed at the scene of the attack along. Another Pellay brother was slightly injured and their father was hospitalized in moderate condition → Read More

This Man's Job Is Translating Between Ill Arab Kids and Israeli Doctors

‘Even when missiles were flying, kids from Gaza came for treatment as usual,’ says Sahir Zaid who translates children from the Palestinian Authority, Gaza and Arab countries at Schneider Medical Center → Read More

Hadassah Reinstates Doctor Accused of Giving Food to Teen Palestinian Terror Suspect

In a statement, Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem said that Dr. Ahmed Mahajana clarified that he 'sees human life as the highest value and condemns any violent activity and any harm to any person, including terrorist activity' → Read More

Israel Joins Other Countries Requiring COVID Testing of Passengers Arriving From China

The Health Ministry has advised Israelis against travel to China, amid the upsurge of coronavirus cases there and after the Chinese government stopped publishing daily case reports. → Read More

Some Refugees Who Were Tortured in Egypt on Way to Israel to Receive PTSD Treatment

The new program, a joint effort by Israel’s Health Ministry and Ichilov Hospital, will offer 250 of about 4,000 asylum seekers who survived torture in Sinai and currently reside in Israel psychological, psycho-social and psychiatric support → Read More

Court Allows Genetic Tests for Four Couples in Infant IVF Mixup at Israeli Hospital

According to the hospital and a Health Ministry committee, the four couples who underwent treatment at Assuta Rishon Letzion Medical Center may be genetically connected to the infant → Read More

13-year-old Jewish Girl Shot in the Head in West Bank Settlement

Initial investigation raises the suspicion that the bullet was fired during wedding celebrations in Hebron, striking the girl by accident. She remains hospitalized in critical condition → Read More

Scores of Patients Demand Israeli Hospital Pay for Tests for a Genetic Link to Fetuses

Due to an oversight with one pregnancy, patients want the tests to be conducted at another medical institution. ‘Urgent action is required to allow them to verify that their embryos are indeed theirs,’ appeal states → Read More

Search for Genetic Parents of IVF Mix-up Baby Likely Over

Ministry will now focus on helping other clients of the same in vitro fertilization clinic to be tested if they think they could be the baby’s biological parents → Read More

Israeli Couple Hospital Claimed Has Genetic Ties to Fetus Are Not the Parents

The Assuta Medical Center will now have to test matches with other couples who have undergone fertility treatments in the in vitro fertilization unit as the mother-to-be is expected to give birth soon, and she and her spouse demand to raise the child as their own → Read More

When a Patient's Faith Forbids Her From Receiving Blood Transfusion

A teenager from Rwanda was brought to Israel for open-heart surgery, but then it turned out she belongs to the Jehovah’s Witnesses sect, which forbids giving or receiving blood donations → Read More

Israeli Hospital Identifies Likely Biological Mother in Embryo Mix-up

After a woman who underwent in vitro fertilization, now in her third trimester, found that the embryo is not genetically related to her or her spouse, hospital narrows list of women to whom the embryo may belong → Read More

Pregnant Woman in Last Trimester Who Underwent IVF Discovers Fetus Not Hers

It is still not known who the embryo came from, and Israel's Health Ministry says it will open an inquiry and bring in couples treated at Assuta Hospital around the same time in the same lab for genetic testing → Read More

Health Officials Considering Ending Isolation Requirements for COVID Patients – but Are Afraid of What the Winter Will Bring

Signs the nature of the pandemic has changed are appearing, and COVID appears to be less dangerous now, experts say → Read More

Israel's Health Ministry Appoints Mental Health Adviser Without Experience, Application

Yigal Slovik was fired as Education Ministry director general after six months on the job and was awarded the new post without an application process despite lack of health care expertise; Health Ministry argues such experience is irrelevant to the job → Read More

Israel Hoped to Vaccinate 750,000 Toddlers Against COVID. Few Parents Have Heeded the Call

Only 378 kids between the ages of 6 months and 5 have been vaccinated against COVID in the past two weeks, since the campaign started. Experts attribute this to a decline in public anxiety about the virus and relatively low morbidity rates among children → Read More

Israel Expands Monkeypox Vaccine Eligibility, but Still Faces Limited Supply

Eligibility criteria for the vaccine was initially extremely stringent and limited to those considered at highest-risk → Read More

Israel to Begin Vaccinating LGBTQ Men for Monkeypox in Coming Days

Due to a worldwide shortage in the vaccine, the Health Ministry created eligibility criteria in order to prioritize the inoculation of at-risk groups → Read More

As Israel Confirms More Than 100 Monkeypox Cases, the Gay Community Anticipates Vaccines

In the coming days, 2,000 of the 10,000 doses of monkeypox vaccines ordered by the Health Ministry will arrive, and men who have sex with men, who make up the majority of Israel's 101 patients, are waiting on them → Read More

Military run COVID information center to be replaced by Health Ministry team

When the pandemic hit Israel, the Military Intelligence Directorate’s COVID information center was the first body to gather information and provide data to decision-makers → Read More