Other reports claim Shimon Peres was convinced to go to hospital.
JPost.com Staff , THE JERUSALEM POST
President Shimon Peres collapsed during an event at the Yitzhak Rabin center in Ramat Aviv on Saturday night, and recovered after a few minutes.
The 86-year-old was answering questions from the audience at the Young Presidents Organization event when he fainted, and regained consciousness after a few seconds.
A Magen David Adom team which was alerted to the scene evacuated him to a nearby room, and administered first aid treatment. He reportedly refused to be taken to hospital, and remained at the venue.
Initial reports said he was in a good condition.
AP contributed to this report
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