Doctor’s Orders: President Rivlin To Receive Intravenous Antibiotic Therapy For Coming Weeks


A week after he contracted the flu, the President’s Residence announced on Wednesday, 18 Elul, that under the guidance of his doctors, President Reuven Rivlin will receive continuous intravenous antibiotic therapy in the coming weeks.

Following the treatment, “the president will conduct a more controlled and spacious timetable that will allow him the necessary respite,” the statement said.

MK (Machane Tzioni) Shelly Yacimovich wrote in her Twitter account: “A quick recovery for our wonderful president.” She said, “I spoke now with his chief of staff, Rivka Ravitz. She said that it was probably a bug, that the president was walking around the house, and that everything was fine. The publication of the announcement is commendable and not self-evident. We love you, Ruby.”

Last Thursday, the schedule planned for Rivlin was canceled following a slight flu. Here, too, his doctors ordered him to cancel a planned tour of the Gaza vicinity and to rest in his home. A statement issued by the President’s Residence stated that the canceled schedule would be postponed to another date.

Rivlin was supposed to visit the Bedouin patrol battalion and tour the Gaza border.

Rivlin was to receive a briefing on the brigade’s tasks and to speak with commanders and fighters in the battalion, together with the deputy chief of staff, Major-General Aviv Kochavi, the commander of the Southern Command, Major-General Hartzi Halevi, and the commander of the Gaza Division.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)