Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, together with the Ministers of Health, Internal Affairs, Internal Security, Transportation, as well as the Commissioner of Police and the coronavirus commissioner, concluded the outline for the Meron events, which will not limit the number of those traveling to Meron on Lag BaOmer next Thursday and Friday. They will, however, restrict gatherings in the lighting areas on the top of the mountain. It was also agreed that only snacks would be served in the lighting complexes, while in the other areas, catering will be allowed, as is customary at the Lag BaOmer events over the years.
In recent weeks, there have been discussions in the Health Ministry and at the political level regarding the outline, after last year’s severe restrictions. The discussions came on the heels of the lightening of general restrictions and an almost complete return to routine, including abolition of the obligation to wear masks in open public spaces.
Chareidi MKs say that they are studying the outline and it seems that it meets their expectations.