Former Israeli Prime Minister and veteran political leader Benjamin Netanyahu was rushed to the hospital during tefillas Neilah at the Great Synagogue in Jerusalem, after suffering from sudden chest pains.
Soon after his hospitalization, his office released a statement saying “Former Prime Minister Netanyahu felt unwell in the shul during Neilah. He underwent a series of tests at the site which came back normal. Currently, he feels well.”
“For the sake of certainty, Netanyahu intends to independently go to the hospital to undergo a test,” the statement added.
Soon after the official statement, Prime Minister Yair Lapid sent recovery wishes. “I wish Binyamin Netanyahu a speedy and complete recovery. Only health.”
According to reports, Netanyahu was fasting when he began feeling unwell. On Motzei Yom Kippur, he was admitted to Shaarei Tzedek Hospital for testing, and the hospital later said that Netanyahu will remain in the hospital overnight for observation.
All being well, on Wednesday night, Netanyahu tweeted, “Feeling well and thanking everyone for the support and the love. Gmar Hatimah Tovah” (May you be inscribed in the Book of Life), the traditional wish of the High Holiday period.”