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.
The phone call, which took place during the coronavirus cabinet meeting, was about possible ways of cooperation between Israel and Bahrain.
The two advisors were spotted in public while they were supposed to be in quarantine.
Netanyahu’s advisers find themselves in a pickle with trials and coronavirus
The cost of the approved plan is estimated at NIS 10.5 billion.
Erkat's comments on the former prime minister are similar to Netanyahu's accusations that the cause for his indictments was his political activity.
Social media adviser Topaz Luk and foreign affairs adviser Reuven Azar, senior aides to the prime minister, broke quarantine rules over the weekend.
Stopping the protests for a few weeks is not the end of democracy.
Netanyahu and Putin have had warm relations for many years and Israel and Russia frequently have discussed Syria over the years.
Ramming attack attempted at Jerusalem protests · Suspect arrested and investigated
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.