Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, was rushed on Saturday to a hospital to undergo medical tests, his office said in a statement.
Mr. Netanyahu arrived on Saturday afternoon at the Sheba Medical Center, a leading hospital near Tel Aviv, and remained “in good condition and undergoing medical evaluation,” the statement read. “We will update later.”
A spokesman for the medical center did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Mr. Netanyahu, 73, was briefly hospitalized in October, after feeling pain in his chest in the weeks before last year’s election. He was filmed jogging the next morning.
Mr. Netanyahu is Israel’s longest-serving prime minister and is currently facing one of the most challenging periods of his political career. The prime minister is on trial for corruption, and his coalition — the most right-wing in Israel’s history — has set off a political crisis by advancing plans to limit judicial oversight of the government.
The plan has set off a monthslong wave of political protest in Israel, deepened longstanding social divides, drawn strong criticism from the Biden administration and prompted widespread fears of civil war.
If Mr. Netanyahu proceeds with the plan, he risks provoking a general strike, as well as mass resignations from military reservists, who form a key part of Israel’s military capacity. If he suspends the plan, he risks angering his political allies and collapsing his coalition.
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