Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday made his first public appearance since being hospitalized over the weekend, lobbing fresh broadsides against military reservists as they ramp up opposition to the judicial overhaul.
Netanyahu spoke at the start of the cabinet meeting, which was delayed for a day after doctors decided Saturday night to keep him in the hospital for overnight observation.
The Israeli premier, who displayed no outward signs of ill health on Monday, was released a day earlier after undergoing a series of tests and being fitted with a subcutaneous heart monitor, with the hospital stressing his cardiac health was “completely normal,” The Times of Israel reported.
Regarding his health, Netanyahu told ministers he felt “excellent” and thanked well-wishers, without giving further details.
“Incitement to refusals is contrary to democracy. It cannot be that a small group threatens to do away with Israel’s security,” the Israeli PM said.
“I hear the voices in the public, I am attentive to them,” Netanyahu said, adding that “everyone” was worried for the future of the country, wanted to keep Israel’s Jewish and democratic, and knew that “we have no other country.” However, the two sides “differ on how to do this – and for this exactly we went to the polls,” he said, as quoted by The Jerusalem Post.
Source: Israeli media