Elkin To Serve As Acting PM While Netanyahu Undergoes Operation

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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will be undergoing a medical procedure Thursday night, Arutz Sheva reports, requiring him to temporarily hand over the reins of government while he is sedated.

The Prime Minister will be anesthetized while doctors work to shatter a stone in his urinary bladder. Netanyahu’s personal physician, Dr. Tzvi Berkovich, will take part in the procedure.

While the Prime Minister is unable to fulfill his duties, Environmental Protection Minister Zeev Elkin will serve in his stead as Acting Prime Minister. Read more Israel National News.



  1. Having had two kidney stones I wish the Prime Minister all the best for a speedy recovery. Unchecked, the pain is not to be believed.


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