Iran may be threatening, Egypt might be menacing, the world’s economy may be
crumbling and Ehud Olmert might be politically posturing, but Prime Minister
Binyamin Netanyahu’s blood pressure remains, with a small dose of medication, a
That, at least, was the result of the annual check-up
that the Prime Minister’s Office released on Sunday, his 63rd birthday.
statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office said that following routine
tests, including a physical examination and lab tests, Netanyahu’s personal
physician Dr. Zvi Herman- Berkowitz termed the prime minister’s health
“The prime minister maintains a healthy lifestyle with a
nutritious diet,” the statement said. “The prime minister is recovering from a
torn tendon, and was advised to continue physical therapy, along with a gradual
return to working out in the gym.”
Annual public reports on the prime
minister’s health were instituted by former prime minister Ehud Olmert following
the strokes that incapacitated his predecessor Ariel Sharon in 2005 and 2006. At
the time there was criticism that the public was not made aware on a regular
basis of the prime minister’s health condition.
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