Former Israeli President and Prime Minister Shimon Peres is in serious but stable condition after suffering a severe stroke Tuesday.
Doctors say his condition was likely caused by hypertension.
The 93-year-old Peres was hospitalized in January for heart problems.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu posted a Facebook message saying the entire country loves Peres and wishes him a speedy recovery.
Peres has served Israel in nearly every major public office, including prime minister, president and foreign minister. He was a joint winner of the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize (with Yasser Arafat and Yitzhak Rabin) for helping to negotiate the Oslo peace accords with the Palestinians.