SOT, Nitzan Horowitz, Israeli Health minister (Hebrew): “This is a historic day for the LGBTQ+ community in Israel and a historic day for Israeli society as a whole. The right to equality and the right to parenthood received their rightful place in the critical issue of establishing a family. The discrimination of gay couples and lone fathers will be stopped. This was a long time violation of the basic values of the State of Israel. Yes, also gay couples and single men have the full right to become parents and have a family through a surrogacy agreement. In light of the High Court’s ruling I am happy to announce as health minister that the Health Ministry will follow the High Court’s ruling by the letter.”