Sara Netanyahu, wife of Israeli PM, recovering after surgery

Sara Netanyahu was hospitalized with appendicitis on Thursday and was in good condition as of Sunday after having her appendix removed.

By Associated Press

Sara Netanyahu, the wife of the Israeli prime minister, is recovering after having her appendix removed, his office said Friday.

She was hospitalized with appendicitis on Thursday. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said she is in good condition.

The Netanyahus thanked the numerous public figures who had wished her well.

An official statement said the prime minister was with her before and after she went into the operating room. Benjamin Netanyahu is currently campaigning to retain his position as leader of the Jewish State. Elections will take place at the end of the month.

Her illness had raised questions about whether Netanyahu would be able to make a historic visit to the United Arab Emirates on Thursday. In the end, Netanyahu said he was forced to postpone the visit because of a dispute with neighboring Jordan.