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President Reuven Rivlin, April 4, 2021.

Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin was taken to a hospital on Tuesday afternoon after he said he was experiencing severe back pain for several days.

After an intensive exam at Hadassah Medical Center’s Mount Scopus campus, Rivlin was prescribed painkillers to address the pain and to allow him to carry on with his tasks, his spokesperson said.


The president will remain under medical supervision until further notice. There was no information about the diagnosis of his pain.

Rivlin, 81, has been traveling the country to speak with various groups, visiting injured Israelis in Ashkelon, Tel Aviv and elsewhere, working extremely long hours since the start of the IDF ‘Operation Guardian of the Walls’ against Hamas.

He is expected to conclude his seven-year term as president this coming July.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.