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A tale of two kings

ByMICHAEL D. EVANS
June 26, 2012 16:56

Romney and Netanyahu share a close friendship that has transcended time and distance.

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney 311 (R). (photo credit:REUTERS/Laura Segall)

The iconic writer of edge-of-the-seat thrillers, Robert Ludlum, could not have done it better —pen a story of the accidental introduction of two men who would one day occupy the world stage jointly. The current Prime Minister of Israel, Binyamin Netanyahu, and republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, met in 1976. They have shared a friendship that has transcended time and distance ever since.

Though they came from dissimilar backgrounds, Romney and Netanyahu were brought together by a new endeavor, the Boston Consulting Group. Each had been approached to act as a corporate advisor for the firm. Romney was a recent honors graduate from Harvard with dual degrees in law and business administration; Netanyahu, with an architecture diploma in hand, had just enrolled in the Sloan School of Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to pursue a masters’ degree.

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