JERUSALEM (Sep. 20)
Former Premier Menachem Begin underwent surgery for a prostate condition at Shaare Zedek Hospital today and is recovering and feeling well, according to a hospital bulletin. His aide, Yehiel Kadishai told reporters that the operation was successful.
Begin, 71, was hospitalized over the weekend for tests which determined that he did not have a malignancy. His surgeon, Dr. Amihai Farkas, head of the urology department at Shaare Zedek, said his condition was not uncommon for a man of his age. Sources close to Begin expressed hope today that once he is fully recovered he would emerge from the selfimposed seclusion in which he has lived since he resigned as Prime Minister in August, 1983, and begin writing his long planned book on “the generation of Holocaust and redemption.”