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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was set to clear his calendar on Monday and work from home for the fifth day in a row because of illness.
Among the appointments on his schedule that will reportedly be moved to the end of the week is a meeting with police officials investigating Case 4000, a scheme in which he allegedly gave preferential treatment to Bezeq controlling shareholder Shaul Elovitch in return for positive coverage in the Elovitch-owned Walla web site.
The weekly cabinet meeting was not held on Sunday, but this was not due to Netanyahu’s illness. This was because of previously-scheduled plans to hold it Tuesday afternoon in Dimona. That meeting will focus on the government’s development plans for the Negev and Galilee.
On Wednesday, the PMO released a statement saying that Netanyahu had strep throat and a fever, and that his physician, Dr. Tzvi Berkowitz, directed him to rest at home and be treated with medicine. That statement said that Netanyahu will hold essential meetings from his home.
Jerusalem Post staff contributed to this report.