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Israel Ex-PM Benjamin Netanyahu Out After Night At Hospital

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Jerusalem: On Thursday, Former Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, seeking return to power in elections next month, left the hospital following a night of observation after feeling ill while fasting for Yom Kippur. Netanyahu “was released from the Shaare Zedek medical center after the results of all the tests he underwent were totally normal,” a statement from the ex-premier’s office said.

“Netanyahu is back to full activity and already getting ready for his morning walk.” During Yom Kippur prayers at a Jerusalem synagogue on Wednesday evening, Netanyahu, 73 this month, “felt unwell,” his office said, noting that he had been fasting.

Israel’s November 1 election will be its 5th vote in less than 4 years. It could oust the centrist Yair Lapid and see the return of the hawkish Netanyahu, Israel’s longest-serving premier, who is on the inquiry over corruption charges that he denies.

 In 2021, Lapid was the architect of a motley alliance that ended Netanyahu’s record 12 consecutive years in power. The new judgment polls put Netanyahu’s Likud party in the front and set to take more than 30 seats in the 120-member Knesset, or parliament, at the ballot. The polls request his right-wing bloc, which includes allies from ultra-Orthodox parties and the utmost right, is near the 61 seats required for a majority.

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