Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave his country -- and much of the world -- quite the scare over the weekend after reports emerged that he had been "rushed" to the hospital for medical testing.
According to Breitbart, the prime minister reportedly had a dehydration-related scare that allegedly caused him to pass out after spending a day in the sun during a heat wave plaguing the region.
Netanyahu’s office said he was hospitalized after feeling mild dizziness. It said that he had spent the previous day in the heat at the Sea of Galilee, a popular vacation spot in northern Israel, and that after a series of tests, the initial assessment was that the veteran Israeli leader was dehydrated.
The prime minster was kept overnight at Sheba Hospital near Tel Aviv for further observation before being released the next day.
He reassured his supporters and country that he was feeling fine after the incident.
"Thank God, I feel very good," the prime minister said, noting that it wasn't his best decision to spend the previous day out in the sun without adequate hydration.
"Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was discharged from the hospital on Sunday after being admitted the previous day for dehydration, with doctors, who implanted a heart monitor, saying he was in good health," Newsmax tweeted.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was discharged from the hospital on Sunday after being admitted the previous day for dehydration, with doctors, who implanted a heart monitor, saying he was in good health. https://t.co/K3RZedfhgX pic.twitter.com/yUej8GvZli
— NEWSMAX (@NEWSMAX) July 17, 2023
Many high-profile politicians from around the world wished Netanyahu well after his hospitalization, including the White House, but only through a White House National Security Council spokesperson.
Former Vice President Mike Pence tweeted his support and well-wishes for the Israeli leader.
"Praying for a swift recovery for my Friend and a Great Friend of America, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. G-d Bless @netanyahu," Pence tweeted.
— Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) July 15, 2023
NBC News noted:
Netanyahu was elected in November, in a return to power. He is the country’s longest-serving leader, having been in office for a total of 15 years in two separate stints.
He had been ousted by a coalition in 2021.
Thankfully, the Israeli leader, America's strongest and most loyal leader in the region, seems to be in good shape at this time.