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.

Netanyahu calls Jonathan Pollard, awaits his return to Israel

"You should have a comfortable life now that both of you can pursue your interests and take care of Esther with the best medical treatment in the world," Netanyahu said.

24/11/2020
Netanyahu trial postponed until February

The trial had been scheduled to start in January.

Bibi and Biden: Two leaders, similar but different

To get an idea of what moves people to come to demonstrations regularly for many weeks, I talked to several participants of different ages.

Netanyahu, UAE Crown Prince nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

The nomination was made by Lord William David Trimble – himself a past recipient.

Israeli police officers scuffle with demonstrators during a protest against Israeli prime minister B
Anti-Netanyahu protest leaders indicted for attacking, disturbing police

"Israel Police is becoming an executive arm of Benjamin Netanyahu's criminal and evil organization."

By MATAN VASSERMAN/MAARIV
24/11/2020
Tlaib denounces Pompeo's decision to recognize BDS as antisemitic

"So long as [Blinken] doesn't suppress my First Amendment right to speak out against Netanyahu's racist and inhumane policies," she said.

Aryeh Deri during Shas Conference on February 10th, 2019
Deri: This is the Knesset's last chance - unite, or face elections

If Netanyahu and Gantz do not rise to Deri’s Yom Kippur challenge, they will find themselves going to elections between the Purim and Passover holidays.

23/11/2020
WILL THE Submarine Affair eventually sink Netanyahu?
Gantz's Submarine Affair probe just the tip of the iceberg

There has been a cloud over this matter for far too long

In gaffe at anti-violence event, Netanyahu calls women animals

The Prime Minister's Office later said his comments were taken out of context.

23/11/2020
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