Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu regained his full authority as prime minister this morning after undergoing a successful emergency hernia operation in the middle of the night. Netanyahu issued a statement thanking the medical team that carried out the operation, and to those citizens who wished him a speedy recovery.
The decision to return full powers to Netanyahu after the surgery was taken following a conversation between Cabinet Secretary Avichai Mendelblit and Dr. Yuval Weiss, the director of Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Yerushalayim. Defense Minister Moseh Ya’alon was acting prime minister during the few hours of Netanyahu’s incapacitation.
The prime minister is expected to be released from the hospital this afternoon and return to his regular duties by the end of the week. Read more here.