Israel Health Minister Who Called COVID-19 ‘Divine Punishment’ Tests Positive For Virus

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Israel Health Minister Who Called COVID-19 ‘Divine Punishment’ Tests Positive For Virus

Israel Health Minister Who Called COVID-19 ‘Divine Punishment’ Tests Positive For Virus

Israel Health Minister Who Called COVID-19 ‘Divine Punishment’ Tests Positive For Virus


Gay: Israel Health Minister Yaakov Litzman, who previously claimed that the coronavirus was “divine punishment against homosexuality,” has tested positive for the virus.

Naya Daur Reports;


Israeli Health Minister Yaakov Litzman and his wife have tested positive for coronavirus. The minister had termed the deadly coronavirus as ‘punishment for homosexuality’ last month.

According to the report, last month, Yaakov Litzman, while discussing the coronavirus, said:

It’s a divine punishment against homosexuality.


And now, earlier this month, Litzman and his wife have tested positive for the virus, forcing Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and several top government officials of the country to go into quarantine.

The Times Of Israel reports Litzman ignored social distancing guidelines and in so doing endangered Israel’s leaders:

Health Minister Yaakov Litzman, who tested positive for the coronavirus late Wednesday, allegedly broke his own ministry’s guidelines on social distancing by attending group prayer services in the days before he was diagnosed, a TV report said Thursday.

Litzman, Israel’s Health Minister and a follower of the Ger Hasidic dynasty, heads Agudat Yisrael, part of the United Torah Judaism alliance in the Knesset, and has been roundly criticized in Israel for his multiple failures during the coronavirus crisis.



In particular, Litzman is blamed for failing to adequately prepare Israel’s large, insular ultra-Orthodox community, of which Litzman is a member, for the coronavirus pandemic.

In response to Litzman’s failure, a group of senior medical officials in major hospitals have asked Prime Minister Netanyahu to replace Litzman as health minister with a legitimate health professional.




The doctors report that the coronavirus pandemic “has exposed and caught the healthcare system at a low point from an organizational and operational point of view, which everyone had been aware of,” before declaring:

At this time… it is right for a professional to be appointed to head the Health Ministry — a doctor with a rich experience in Israeli healthcare. Health comes before anything else, definitely before politics.



Bottom line: Israel Health Minister Yaakov Litzman, who previously claimed that the coronavirus was “divine punishment against homosexuality,” has now tested positive for the virus.

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