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Benjamin Netanyahu

Born: October 21, 1949 (age 67) in Tel Aviv

Benjamin Netanyahu

Politician

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Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu is the current Prime Minister of Israel.

He also currently serves as a member of the Knesset, Chairman of the Likud party and Minister of Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs.

Born in Tel Aviv to secular Jewish parents, Netanyahu is the first Israeli prime minister born in Israel after the establishment of the state.

Netanyahu joined the Israel Defense Forces during the Six-Day War in 1967 and became a team leader in the Sayeret Matkal special forces unit.

He took part in many missions, including Operation Inferno, Operation Gift and Operation Isotope, during which he was shot in the shoulder.

He fought on the front lines in the War of Attrition and the Yom Kippur War in 1973, taking part in special forces raids along the Suez Canal, and then leading a commando assault deep into Syrian territory.

He was wounded in combat twice.

He achieved the rank of captain before being discharged.

Netanyahu served as the Israeli ambassador to the United Nations from 1984 to 1988, as a member of the Likud party, and was Prime Minister from June 1996 to July 1999.


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Netanyahu under fire after reneging on Western Wall deal

Israel’s shelving of a deal to allow men and women to pray together at the Western Wall echoed far beyond religion Monday, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused of abandoning reform efforts..
Raw Story

Jewish groups cancel meetings with Netanyahu in protest

Two high-profile groups of Jewish leaders on Monday canceled meetings with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to protest his...
Deseret News Also reported by •Seattle TimesFOXNews.com

Videos for Benjamin Netanyahu

News video: Jared Kushner Starts Doing One Of His Many Jobs: Middle East Broker

Jared Kushner Starts Doing One Of His Many Jobs: Middle East Broker 00:43

Jared Kushner held talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Wednesday. It's the beginning of a new U.S. effort to revive long-fractured Middle East peace efforts. President..
Source: Wochit Headline News -

News video: Jared Kushner Pushes for Talks Between Israel, Palestine

Jared Kushner Pushes for Talks Between Israel, Palestine 01:28

He met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as well as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
Source: Newsy Studio -

News video: White House Sends Jared Kushner into Israel to Kickstart Peace Efforts

White House Sends Jared Kushner into Israel to Kickstart Peace Efforts 00:45

On Wednesday, the President's son-in-law and envoy is to join national security aide Greenblatt, who arrived in the country on Monday, to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Source: Time -

News video: Jared Kushner to hold talks with Israel, Palestine this week

Jared Kushner to hold talks with Israel, Palestine this week 01:06

Senior Adviser to President Trump, Jared Kushner, is heading to the Middle East to continue conversations with Israel and Palestine on a peace deal. Kushner is expected to meet with Israeli Prime..
Source: Wibbitz Studio -

News video: 'I, the PM of Israel, care more about Palestinians than their own leaders do' - Netanyahu

'I, the PM of Israel, care more about Palestinians than their own leaders do' - Netanyahu 02:22

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has posted a video statement, in which he claims he "cares more about Palestinians than their own leaders do." At the same time, he accused Palestine's Hamas..
Source: RT News Channel -

 

US Jews angered by Netanyahu U-turn

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ditched plans for a space where men and women can pray together at the Western Wall in Jerusalem in a decision that has created a schism with non-Orthodox..
Raw Story

Settlements: The Real Story

This article appears in the Summer 2017 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here.  Let’s go back 50 years, to mid-July 1967: A jeep arrives at an abandoned Syrian army base in the..
The American Prospect

Israeli cabinet reneges on pledge to create egalitarian prayer space at the Western Wall

Israel's government on Sunday nixed an ambitious plan approved last year to allow mixed-gender religious services at the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site, angering many American Jews, who..
Denver Post Also reported by •NYTimes.com

Israel abandons deal on prayer at Western Wall, angering liberal Jews

Israel’s government on Sunday scrapped a compromise to allow pluralist prayer at the Western Wall holy site in Jerusalem, bowing to pressure from ultra-religious parties in Prime Minister Benjamin..
L.A. Times

The Mysterious Case of the Ex-Prime Minister's Memoir

Debbie Hill/Pool File Photo via AP Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert leaves the Israeli Supreme Court in 2015.  It's a textbook mystery. I'd enjoy watching it as a film. I enjoy watching..
The American Prospect

Report: Israel gearing up to build in east Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli newspaper says the government is preparing to authorize construction of 7,000 new homes in Jewish areas of east Jerusalem — a move that could complicate the efforts of..
Seattle Times

Kushner Meets With Netanyahu, Abbas to Seek Path to Solution

Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's adviser and son-in-lawn held separate talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in an effort to renew peace..
Newsmax Also reported by •Wall Street Journal

Jared Kushner Tries Getting Israel, Palestine To The Negotiating Table

jared kushner tries getting israel, palestine to the negotiating table
Watch VideoSenior White House adviser Jared Kushner touched down in Jerusalem on Wednesday to try to re-engage peace talks between Israel and Palestine. President Donald Trump has called it the..
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