Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been rushed to the hospital, according to multiple news sources. While the specifics haven’t yet been released, we’ve learned that his illness from weeks ago has “worsened” as he didn’t complete the required period of rest, according to his doctors.
Israel National News reports:
Prime Minsiter Binyamin Netanyahu was taken to the hospital Tuesday night with a high fever and a cough.
The Prime Minister’s personal physician, Dr. Berkowitz, stated that he does not believe that Netanyahu had gotten the rest he required to recover from an illness he suffered two weeks ago, and that his symptoms had consequently worsened.
Dr. Berkowitz decided that the Prime Minister would complete a number of tests at Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem.
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JPost reports on Netanyahu’s illness earlier this month:
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was set to clear his calendar on Monday and work from home for the fifth day in a row because of illness.
Among the appointments on his schedule that will reportedly be moved to the end of the week is a meeting with police officials investigating Case 4000, a scheme in which he allegedly gave preferential treatment to Bezeq controlling shareholder Shaul Elovitch in return for positive coverage in the Elovitch-owned Walla web site.
The weekly cabinet meeting was not held on Sunday, but this was not due to Netanyahu’s illness. This was because of previously-scheduled plans to hold it Tuesday afternoon in Dimona. That meeting will focus on the government’s development plans for the Negev and Galilee.
On Wednesday, the PMO released a statement saying that Netanyahu had strep throat and a fever, and that his physician, Dr. Tzvi Berkowitz, directed him to rest at home and be treated with medicine. That statement said that Netanyahu will hold essential meetings from his home.