Mrs. Netanyahu in Good Condition After Appendectomy


Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s wife, Sara Netanyahu, underwent a surgical operation Thursday night to remove her appendix.

The operation was successfully carried out at Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center in Yerushalayim, and was led by Prof. Alon Pikarsky.

Mrs. Netanyahu is said to be in good condition and is recovering from the operation, with Prime Minister Netanyahu by her side.

She was hospitalized Thursday morning after she reported feeling ill. After she was admitted to Hadassah Ein Kerem, doctors found that she was suffering from appendicitis, or inflammation of the appendix, and that the organ needed to be removed.

Her illness had raised questions about whether Netanyahu would be able to make a historic visit to the United Arab Emirates on Thursday. In the end, Netanyahu said he was forced to postpone the visit because of a dispute with Jordan.