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.

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, United Arab Emirates (UAE) Foreign Minister Abdullah bin
Netanyahu, Bahrain leader speak on the phone

The phone call, which took place during the coronavirus cabinet meeting, was about possible ways of cooperation between Israel and Bahrain.

Ofer Golan (R), Topaz Luk and Jonathan Urich seen with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Prim
Netanyahu aides fined for violating quarantine

The two advisors were spotted in public while they were supposed to be in quarantine.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looking out a barred window
How low will Netanyahu go to save himself as his legal cases heat up?

Netanyahu’s advisers find themselves in a pickle with trials and coronavirus

22/09/2020
Cabinet approves coronavirus economic relief package

The cost of the approved plan is estimated at NIS 10.5 billion.

By MAARIV ONLINE , JERUSALEM POST STAFF
22/09/2020
Chief Palestinian negotiator: Olmert trial was 'political assassination'

Erkat's comments on the former prime minister are similar to Netanyahu's accusations that the cause for his indictments was his political activity.

By LEON SVERDLOV
22/09/2020
Benjamin Netanyahu meets with Donald Trump in the Oval Office, as Sara Netanyahu and Jared Kushner l
Health Ministry might penalize Netanyahu aides who violated quarantine

Social media adviser Topaz Luk and foreign affairs adviser Reuven Azar, senior aides to the prime minister, broke quarantine rules over the weekend.

Protesters rally in front of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Jerusalem residency, calling for hi
The decision to halt protests during lockdown shows national solidarity

Stopping the protests for a few weeks is not the end of democracy.

Russian media: Is Russia opposed to the Israel-Bahrain-UAE deal

Netanyahu and Putin have had warm relations for many years and Israel and Russia frequently have discussed Syria over the years.

11 anti-Netanyahu protesters arrested at Jerusalem demonstration

Ramming attack attempted at Jerusalem protests · Suspect arrested and investigated

21/09/2020
Israeli PM Netanyahu and Indian PM Modi shake hands at a press conference in New Delhi.
Indian PM extends Rosh Hashanah wishes to Netanayhu and Jewish community

Modi joins a row of prime ministers and officials from various countries who have sent Rosh Hashanah greetings to the Jewish world in the last couple of days.

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