Netanyahu to Undergo Procedure, Miri Regev to Stand in as Acting PM


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On Friday morning, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is scheduled to undergo a scheduled gastro procedure and will require sedation for approximately 30 minutes. His personal doctor will accompany him throughout the procedure, but due to his being sedated, he will need to appoint an acting Prime Minister. Netanyahu has appointed the Minister of Sports and Culture Miri Regev as the acting Prime Minister in his stead.

Six months ago, the Prime Minister underwent a procedure under anesthesia wherein doctors treated him for stones in his bladder. During that time Minister of the Environment and Minister of Jerusalem Affairs Zeev Elkin.

Over the past few years, Netanyahu has undergone similar procedures every six months of or so. In 2013 he underwent surgery for an umbilical hernia. During an entire day, the then defense minister Moshe Ya’alon took over his duties. In January of 2014, Netanyahu underwent a colonoscopy, during which his duties were passed to the then Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)