Education Minister Gideon Sa'ar offered his condolences to the family of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on the occasion of his father's passing.
Benzion Netanyahu passed away Monday in Jerusalem at the age of 102.
"Professor Netanyahu was an important scholar, both profound and original," Sa'ar said of the late Netanyahu. "His wide research on the [Spanish] Marranos and the Inquisition period was revolutionary, and has important historical value."
Sa'ar said Benzion was Zionist to the core, adding that he was the "outstanding pupil of Herzl and Jabotinsky."