Benjamin Netanyahu

Benjamin Netanyahu is the current prime minister of Israel and leader of the Likud party. Born in Tel Aviv on October 21, 1949, he grew up in Jerusalem before moving with his family to Pennsylvania during his high school years, where his father taught history. In 1967 Netanyahu returned to Israel and joined the IDF's Sayeret Matkal special forces unit, where he served until 1973. He took part in many military operations, including a 1972 rescue mission of hostages in a hijacked Sabena airplane, during which he was shot in the shoulder. Netanyahu finished his military service in 1972, but returned to serve in the 1973 Yom Kippur War, after which he was promoted to the rank of Captain. He has degrees in architecture and business management from MIT. He also studied political science at MIT and Harvard University. He served as Israel's ambassador to the UN from 1984-1988, and as Minister of Foreign Affairs under Ariel Sharon's government. In 1993 Netanyahu was elected Likud party chairman and served as the leader of the opposition until being elected prime minister in 1996. In 2009, he was elected prime minister for the second time, in January 2013 a third, and in March 2015 a fourth. He most recently formed the country's 34th government, establishing a coalition with the Jewish Home, United Torah Judiasm, Kulanu, and Shas parties. He is married to Sara Netanyahu with whom he has two children, Yair and Avner. Netanyahu strongly opposes a nuclear deal with Iran.

Ehud Olmert to 'Post': Netanyahu is still up to his tricks

Gantz now finally understands that Netanyahu never intended to abide by the agreement from the moment he signed it.

Demonstrators protest against Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu outside Prime Minister offic
Gaza comedian creates a satirical video against Netanyahu in Hebrew

The video clip addresses various issues on the Israeli agenda, including Netanyahu's legal situation, the weekly Balfour protests directed against him, and his policy against Hamas.

Normalization with the UAE is a win for the Netanyahu Doctrine – analysis

If you were to zoom in a bit more on where Netanyahu’s priorities lie in protecting “life itself,” the answer would be: Iran, Iran and more Iran.

Netanyahu: Progress made toward avoiding elections

“Positive progress has been made with Blue and White, and I hope this advancement will bear fruit,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said

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POLITICAL AFFAIRS: Does Netanyahu truly face any political consequences for the recent political shenanigans? The answer is not so simple.

Trump's foreign policy message: More deals are possible – analysis

The relationship between the countries was considered an open secret, but the White House invested time and effort to make it public.

Netanyahu addresses historic UAE-Israel peace - WATCH

"Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke today by telephone with US President Donald Trump and UAE Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed," the Prime Minister's Office tweeted on Thursday.

Israel, UAE reach historic peace deal: ‘We can make a wonderful future’

Third-ever peace treaty between Israel and an Arab state includes embassies, direct flights; agreement “suspends” annexation, but Netanyahu says: “I will never give up on our right to our land.”

Israel should follow the Ben-Gurion model and declare sovereignty now

Just imagine if Ben-Gurion and his colleagues had instead succumbed to American pressure!

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