Benjamin Netanyahu's younger son is looking to rent in Jerusalem
Unlike his older brother Yair, Avner has shunned the limelight and filed for a restraining order against a political activist who was haranguing him in public.
By HANNAH BROWN
It’s a cliché by now that young Jerusalemites tend to forsake the city of their birth for the more alluring nightlife scene in Tel Aviv, but Avner Netanyahu, the prime minister’s younger son, is staying close to home.According to reports on the Pnai Plus and Mako websites, he is looking for an apartment for himself and his girlfriend, Noy Bar.In a Facebook post, Avner wrote: “Noy and I are looking for an apartment. Rehavia / Katamon / Nahlaot / German Colony / Beit Hakerem, 2 rooms, air-conditioned. If you have any relevant suggestions, please send details,” and ended the post with two heart emojis. His desired locations are all upscale neighborhoods, most of them within walking distance of the prime minister’s residence.Avner posted on a Facebook Jerusalem group in May that he hoped to persuade Bar, a Carmiel native who was recently discharged from the army, to move with him to the capital. “My girlfriend is not a Jerusalemite, and I am dying to make her fall in love with Jerusalem, in this magical community,” he wrote. She and Avner have been together for about seven months.Avner – who demonstrated wide knowledge of the Bible when he won the National Bible Quiz for Youth in 2010 before finishing in third place in the World Bible Quiz on Independence Day – is a secular student who simply loves his hometown. While Tel Aviv of course has more options for club goers, there is a loyal, young, secular Jerusalem community whose members can be found in hipster pubs, galleries, art events and cafés in Nahlaot, Musrara and other neighborhoods.Unlike his older brother, Yair, Avner has shunned the limelight.