Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Friday underwent medical tests at Tel Hashomer hospital, as part of the ongoing watch on the development of the cancer that he developed about a year ago.
The prime minister is suffering from prostate cancer, and his doctors recommended that he undergo surgery to remove the growth. Mr. Olmert decided not to have the operation and that is why he is under continuous supervision, The tests, which are relatively simple, do not require an anesthetic, and therefore there was no recourse to the procedure in which the prime minister hands over his authority to the deputy prime minister for a few hours. The tests were successful, but a source in Mr. Olmert’s bureau said the doctors have not yet submitted the results to the prime minister.
Whether or not Mr. Olmert’s days on earth are numbered is not known. However, it is believed Mr. Olmert’s days as head of state in Israel are definitely numbered.
On Thursday, on the eve of his MRI test, prime minister Olmert promised is Kadima political party that he would resign as Prime Minister immediately after the Kadima party chooses his successor on Wednesday.
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