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  Netanyahu, Benjamin
<-  2012-01-01  
NameBenjamin Netanyahu
Tel Aviv, , Israel
Website [Link]
Born October 21, 1949 (72 years)
ContributorWishful Thinking
Last ModifedIndyGeorgia
Dec 02, 2020 12:35pm
Tags Caucasian - Jewish - Judaism - Straight -
InfoBorn in Tel-Aviv on October 21, 1949, Benjamin Netanyahu grew up in Jerusalem. He spent his high school years in the United States, where his father, the historian Professor Benzion Netanyahu, taught history. Returning to Israel in 1967, Mr. Netanyahu enlisted in the Israel Defence Forces and served in an elite commando unit.

Mr. Netanyahu participated in various missions during the War of Attrition, including the Beirut Airport operation. He took part in the rescue of the hijacked Sabena Airlines hostages at Ben Gurion Airport, in which he was wounded. He was also cited for outstanding operational leadership by O.C. Northern Command, the late Maj. Gen. Motta Gur. He was discharged from the I.D.F. in 1972 and reached the rank of captain following the Yom Kippur War.

Mr. Netanyahu received a B.Sc. in Architecture and an M.Sc. in Management Studies from M.I.T. He also studied political science at M.I.T. and Harvard University.

After completing his studies he was employed by the Boston Consulting Group, an international business consulting firm. He later joined the senior management of Rim Industries in Jerusalem.

In 1979 he initiated and organized an international conference against terrorism, under the auspices of the Jonathan Institute - a private foundation dedicated to the study of terrorism, which was named after his brother Jonathan who fell while leading the rescue party at Entebbe.

World leaders, including former U.S. President George Bush and former Secretary of State George Shultz, participated in this conference and a subsequent one in 1984. Mr. Netanyahu has been credited by Mr. Shultz for his central role in effecting a change in American policies on international terrorism.

In 1982, at the request of then-Ambassador Moshe Arens, Mr. Netanyahu assumed the position of Deputy Chief of Mission in the Israeli Embassy in Washington. He was a member of the first delegation to the talks on strategic cooperation between Israel and the United States. Two years later he was appointed Israel's Ambassador to the United Nations and served there for four years.

Returning to Israel in 1988, Mr. Netanyahu was elected to the 12th Knesset as a Likud member and was appointed Deputy Foreign Minister.

During the Gulf War he served as Israel's principal representative in the international arena. In October 1991, he was a senior member of the Israeli delegation to the Madrid Peace Conference, which initiated the first direct negotiations between Israel and Syria, Lebanon, and a joint Jordanian-Palestinian delegation.

On March 25, 1993, he was elected Likud Party Chairman and the party's candidate for Prime Minister.

Elected on May 29, 1996 as Israel's 9th Prime Minister, Mr. Netanyahu was sworn in to the post on June 18, 1996, following Knesset approval.


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Jun 19, 2021 03:30am News Netanyahu agrees to leave official residence by July 10  Article IndyGeorgia 
Apr 21, 2021 10:00am Strategy Netanyahu tries to change election rules as mandate slips away  Article RP 
Nov 21, 2019 10:40am News Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been indicted on corruption charges  Article RP 
Oct 08, 2019 11:00am News Religious right opinion leaders call on Netanyahu to step down  Article RP 
Sep 10, 2019 10:50am Strategy Netanyahu seeks to annex Jordan Valley 'in coordination' with U.S.   Article RP 
Apr 07, 2019 06:50am Strategy Netanyahu vows to annex West Bank settlements if re-elected  Article RP 
Mar 11, 2019 03:20pm Statement Netanyahu Says Israel Is 'Nation-State Of The Jewish People And Them Alone'  Article IndyGeorgia 
Feb 28, 2019 02:35pm Investigation Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu set to be indicted in corruption cases as election looms  Article IndyGeorgia 
Dec 02, 2018 08:00am Investigation Israel police recommend indicting Netanyahu in third graft probe  Article IndyGeorgia 
Jun 21, 2018 11:00am Scandal Sara Netanyahu Charged With Fraud for Ordering $96k Worth of Meals From Gourmet Chefs   Article RP 
Feb 13, 2018 03:00pm Investigation Police recommend Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu be indicted on corruption, bribery charges  Article IndyGeorgia 
Feb 11, 2016 06:55pm Commentary After What Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu Just Announced, TRUMP IS SMILING!  Article RP 
Oct 21, 2015 12:00pm Speech Netanyahu Draws Broad Criticism After Saying a Palestinian Inspired Holocaust  Article RP 
Sep 27, 2012 09:00am Speech Bibi and the bomb: Buffoonery or clever tactics at the UN?  Article RP 
May 08, 2012 02:30am Analysis Israel’s New Coalition: Why Netanyahu Has Moved to the Center   Article 411 Name Removed 
Mar 23, 2010 07:35am Statement Netanyahu reaffirms 'right to build' in Jerusalem  Article Jason 
Feb 05, 2010 11:00am Poll One year on, most Israelis disapprove of Netanyahu  Article Monsieur 
Nov 14, 2008 03:20pm News In Israel, a Click Away From ‘Yes We Can’  Article WesternDem 
Nov 28, 2006 06:10pm Investigation Netanyahu probed over election polls  Article RP 
Mar 29, 2006 11:00am News Senior Likud member: Bibi has to go  Article 411 Name Removed 
Dec 04, 2005 03:00am News Bibi Trying to Form New Government, Prevent Elections  Article 411 Name Removed 

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