Opposition Leader Herzog May Have Suffered Mild Stroke

Leader of the opposition Isaac Herzog seen at a Zionist Camp party meeting. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)

Opposition leader Isaac Herzog may have suffered a mild stroke, according to sources at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, The Jerusalem Post reported on Sunday.

A hospital spokesman said that Mr. Herzog, who checked in on lail Shabbos because he said he felt unwell, probably underwent a transient ischemic attack, a clot in or leading to the brain, which is variously termed a mini-stroke or a warning stroke.

Mr. Herzog was released on Motzoei Shabbos, and reassured well-wishers that all is now well. “I am happy that it is behind me,” he said.

During his brief hospital stay, Mr. Herzog received calls from Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and various politicians in Israel and abroad.

Updated Sunday, February 5, 2017 at 3:52 pm .