Education Minister Shai Piron fell ill Thursday after accompanying the prime minister to Auschwitz. He was taken off the prime minister's airplane on a stretcher, after the plane returned to Israel.
Rabbi Piron felt chest pains and general discomfort in the course of the flight. He was taken to a hospital. He is conscious and even spoke with the prime minister.
Five ministers accompanied the prime minister to Poland: Yuval Steinitz, Limor Livnat, Yaakov Perry, Uri Orbach and Piron. They met with their Polish counterparts.
The rabbi of Tel Avif Yafo, Rabbi Meir Lau, a Holocaust survivor, also took part in the delegation.