Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyhau will be going through a routine medical checkup Friday, during which he will be placed under sedation. Culture Minister Miri Regev will be filling in for him temporarily..

Netanyahu, Regev

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to undergo a routine checkup Friday. During the half-hour procedure, which will be performed under sedation, Culture Minister Miri Regev will assume Netanyahu’s duties as Prime Minister.

Dr. Zvi Herman Berkowitz, Netanyahu’s personal doctor, will be accompanying him for the checkup, the Prime Minister’s Office said.