Israeli United Nations Ambassador Yosef Tekoah, who was admitted Monday to the Intensive care unit of Mount Sinai Hospital, was reported in “good condition” today by a hospital spokesman. There was no information as to the exact nature of the 48-year-old diplomat’s illness, but it was learned here that doctors and, nurses are watching him constantly. Regular treatment in the intensive care unit is “about one week,” according to the hospital spokesman.
However, an Israeli UN Mission official told the JTA that Tekoah “entered the hospital for tests and evaluation due to fatigue.” Tekoah complained of chills and of not feeling well after addressing a rally in New York’s garment district for Israeli prisoners of war. He was hospitalized after the rally. Tekoah has been extremely busy since the outbreak of the Yom Kippur War on Oct. 6 and had been working night and day, getting very little rest.
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