Monday, November 30, 2009

Unwell Netanyahu speaks to Merkel by phone; PM to return to work Tomorrow

(JPOST).After a virus forced Binyamin Netanyahu to cancel his trip to Berlin, the prime minister spoke on the phone Monday evening with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

The Prime Minister's Office said that in the "warm and friendly" conversation, the two agreed to try and rearrange the trip for mid-January.

The PMO added that the two discussed issues currently on the "diplomatic agenda."

Earlier Monday, following a second examination, the prime minister's physician, Dr. Tzvi Herman Berkowitz, confirmed that Netanyahu was suffering from a mild seasonal illness, and that rest and basic treatment should alleviate the prime minister's condition.

Dr. Berkowitz anticipated that Netanyahu would be able to return to work on Tuesday.